How we can help
When you need to arrange a funeral for a loved one who has passed away, our funeral directors are here to guide you through the choice of arrangements to ensure the funeral is a fitting tribute to your loved one's life.
At this difficult time, you want to be sure the funeral will run smoothly. We work closely with everyone involved in the funeral, managing all the small details, to save you the worry. We will complete all of the necessary paperwork and provide support throughout the process.
You are in charge
We take everything at your pace and will tailor the funeral to your exact wishes and needs. We guarantee no hard sell - we'll let you know the range of options and their costs and you decide what is important to you, so you keep control of your budget.
You will deal personally with Chris or Joanne throughout the time that you need to engage Hardy's services. With a very "hands on" approach to supporting you, your Funeral Director will be personally responsible for all that you ask them to do - you won't end up talking to an office junior (we don't have any).
Helping you choose the style of funeral you want
The first choices to be made are the type of commital - burial or cremation - and the style of funeral ceremony - religious, civil or humanist. Once we know the type of funeral you need, we can guide you through the choice of location and who could lead the ceremony. The other important choices to consider are the finer details of the ceremony, the funeral cortege and the style of the coffin. If the commital will be by cremation, you may also wish to consider a casket or scatter tube for the ashes.
Floral tributes can range from simple but effective sprays through to a very personal display of love for the deceased. We can suggest a range of possibilities to meet your needs and budget, incorporating favourite flowers and colours. It may be the wishes of the deceased that friends and family do not bring flowers, but make a donation to their preferred charity. We can help you organise the collection of donations.
A lasting memorial to the deceased can range from a gravestone at a cemetery to a small commemorative plaque. It is worth taking time to consider how best to honour your loved one, you do not have to rush in to this before the funeral.
Your Funeral Director help you understand more about these choices, to help you make the right decision for you. If you want to read more on these choices, please use the links on the left column of this page.
To help you plan the funeral style you want, we offer a standard funeral service at a fixed price. This includes everything you need to create a dignified funeral, without the extras you may not want. The additional services we offer can vary in price substantially and we will give you a guide to what these will cost so you can decide what is important for you and control your budget.
We manage our business costs carefully and keep our overheads low, so we don't have to pass on any unnecessary costs to you. Our prices are published on our website because we believe (and our clients tell us) it takes the worry out of choosing which funeral director to call. Read more