Arranging a funeral - your questions answered
Funeral arrangements are a new experience to most people so you may want to take some time to talk to your family about what kind of funeral you'd like for your loved one.
Will it be a traditional or a more modern service? Burial or Cremation? Where is the funeral to take place? Do you want to have a religious service or not?
Then there are the extra touches, the disbursements: flowers, obituary notices, catering etc.
We will help you decide on these and other questions. Once you and you family are happy with the type of funeral you'd like we'll arrange it all for you.
Ewing Funeral Service has experience of many varied types of funeral so even if the type of funeral you want is a wee bit out of the ordinary you can be sure we'll be able to help you.
When can I make arrangements?
One of the first questions asked by families following a bereavement is "when can we start the funeral arrangements?" The answer is straight away.
Even though you might have been told that a death certificate won't be issued by your family doctor for a few days or that the police are reporting the death to the Procurator Fiscal, don't worry that you can't speak to a funeral director. Our staff are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, everyday of the year.
If the death has taken place at home, our staff will call out to assist you as soon as possible. If the death has not taken place at home we'll arrange an appointment for you with one of our funeral directors at a time to suit your family.
Ewing's are arranging the funeral - what do I have to do?
Once our funeral director has spoken to your family we'll take care of booking the cemetery or crematorium, arranging all relevant legal paperwork to ensure the funeral goes ahead and booking all extra services. The only thing that the family has to do is to arrange to register the death, by law the only area of bereavement care that funeral directors can't themselves do. Click here for more details on registering a death.