Our role as Funeral Directors is to be there at all times to assist you with planning and arranging the funeral. At William Doyle Funeral Home, we know what a funeral service should accomplish and recognise that different religion’s and belief’s require various approaches. Once contacted we will handle all aspects of the funeral arrangements such as:
- Transfer of the deceased from place of death to place of repose
- Presentation of the deceased for viewing
- Organise the burial or cremation:
- Purchase of new cemetery plots
- Opening of new or existing plots
- Organise the crematorium and all documentation required
- Assist in organising the service:
- Death announcements in newspapers, internet, radio etc
- Hearse and Limousines for Transportation
- After Care Services
We will look after the various disbursements associated with the funeral.
When a death occurs there are various legal requirements that must be adhered to, and as Funeral Directors we have to establish that a death certificate will be issued by the deceased person’s doctor or the place of death. The issuing of the death certificate will vary depending on the circumstances of the death. It is best to contact us and we will advise on how to proceed.
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We provide funeral home facilities when requested at no additional cost for families to wake their loved ones or to hold services. The funeral home reposing can be a private family affair or open for public visitation at times agreed with the family.
We also facilitate families who want to hold a traditional house wake and bring their loved ones home for a period of time that can vary from a few hours to a number of days. If required, we will assist with the preparation of the house and provide all the necessary items to ensure that everything is in keeping with your wishes. The house wake can also be a private family affair or open for public visitation at agreed times.
The benefits of a wake in the family home to people in coming to terms with the loss of a loved one are well recognised and proven. If you wish to have a home wake and are unsure if your home is suitable or not then we will be able to advise and help you make the best decision.
If you wish to have a burial of a loved one and do not have a cemetery plot then we will advise on all the possible locations available to you and help you choose the most appropriate.
See a list of local cemeteries and woodland burial grounds
If you choose a cremation service then we will prepare all the necessary documentation with you and discuss the various options open to you with regards to the ashs of the deceased provided that no wishes have been left by the deceased.
See a list of crematoria
We will look after all the floral needs for the funeral. It may be decided to restrict flowers to family members only with donations to a charity or organisation of your choice. If required we can provide donation box’s at the services and a list of local and national charities. All this can be discussed while making the arrangements.
We can assist with your catering needs
We can provide a list of caterers or we can arrange for you
The overall funeral expense can be divided in to two areas.
Funeral directors costs for the supply of a coffin, hearse, bearers and to carry out the wishes of the deceased and / or their families. These costs among other factors will depend on the type of coffin picked.
Disbursements are expenses paid on your behalf such as purchase of cemetery plots, payments to musicians, donations to church’s etc.
The above combined will give the total funeral expense. We can provide accurate costing’s when contacted to make funeral arrangements or to provide information for pre arranged funerals. Funerals will be priced with no obligation on your behalf.