Obituaries

Mrs Georgina Fyfe

  • Cremation Service
  • Mon 22nd Jul 2024

Mr Steven McKessick

  • Funeral Service
  • Thu 18th Jul 2024

Mr Alexander Falconer

  • Funeral Service
  • Fri 28th Jun 2024

Mrs Margaret Grant

  • Funeral Service
  • Tue 25th Jun 2024

Mr Ronald Mitchell

  • Funeral Service
  • Wed 19th Jun 2024

Ms Nicola Melvin

  • Funeral Service
  • Tue 18th Jun 2024

Mrs Janet Wydmuch

  • Funeral Service
  • Thu 13th Jun 2024

Mr Terence Mair

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 31st May 2024

Attending a funeral FAQs

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What should I wear?

We normally associate wearing black with going to a funeral. But it is increasingly typical for families to express a preferred dress code. Our advice is to look out for information from the family in a notice published either in newspapers, online or in the funeral director window to advise you of their preference.

How long does a service last?

Typically a service in most churches or crematoria lasts around 20-30 minutes. A formal mass may take a little longer and we would expect this to be nearer an hour. Finally, burials can vary in length as they are weather dependent.

Where should I sit?

Family and close friends typically reserve the first couple of rows in a service. We recommend sitting nearer the front than the back of a service space in order to support the family and enabling late arrivals to discreetly fill back rows.

Where should I send flowers?

Often a family will express a preference for flowers - or charity donations in lieu of flowers. We recommend you keep an eye on notices posted in newspapers, or online or in the funeral director window so you are able to follow their wishes.