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Allwood Funeral Directors ~ Arranging a Funeral

Allwood Funeral Directors of Totnes

Allwood Funeral Directors are here to help when you need us

It can be a very emotional and stressful time for everyone when a loved one passes away and the thought of having to arrange a Funeral, Allwood Funeral Directors are here for you 24 hours a day and can arrange the funeral exactly as you would want it to be. You can contact us at any time of day or night and we will arrange for your loved one to be taken to our chapel of rest where we will look after them.

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Arranging a Funeral Burial or Cremation?

One of the first things to ascertain is, was there is a pre-paid funeral plan in place, not only should this cover the costs, but express some of the wishes of your loved one. Burial or Cremation?, a personal decision which is often influenced by factors such as family tradition, religion or the wishes of your loved one, and of course the different costs involved with a Burial Service or a Cremation.

Our Funeral Services

  • Traditional Burials or Cremation
  • Natural 'Greener' Funerals
  • Assist with Choosing a Coffin or Casket
  • Dedicated Chapel of Rest
  • Provide Hearse and Funeral Cars
  • Organise Floral tributes and Donations
  • Order of Service and Music
  • Newspaper Announcements
  • Memorials and Cremation Caskets

When you feel ready to talk about arranging a Funeral, please call us we can arrange a time to meet with you to discuss the funeral arrangements, either at our funeral home or your own home if you feel more comfortable.

Arranging a Funeral Burial or Cremation?

Burial was once the preferred or only choice, over 70% of people now choose cremation. Cremation has become the majority choice for a number of reasons. Pressure is growing on available space for burial, with the result that the cost of cremation is substantially lower than the cost of a traditional Burial. The decision between burial and cremation may be made on religious or cultural grounds, for most Christians, cremation is acceptable and common practice, it may be other simple, personal reasons such as family traditions that determine your choice.

A consideration for some is burial has fewer restrictions than Cremation about the placing of possessions, choice of clothing and decoration than a cremation, Allwood Funeral Directors are able to advise you on any restrictions that may influence your choice of Cremation or Burial.

Whichever way you choose to celebrate an individual's life, there are numerous possibilities and almost anything can be considered, we are happy to run through the choices available and help you make an informed decision. Allwood Funeral Directors are here to help you to arrange the funeral to reflect the life of your loved one. Whether you'd like hymns or prayers or a special piece of music played, you may also be thinking about poetry, a passage from a favourite book or a reading, maybe you would like photographs displayed.

You might be considering whether to dress the deceased in their own clothing, or that the coffin is decorated to reflect an interest or hobby they may have enjoyed.

  • Hymns or prayers or a special piece of music
  • Poetry, a passage from a favourite book or a reading
  • Displaying a photograph at the service
  • Decorating the coffin to reflect an interest or hobby they may have enjoyed

Allwood Funeral Directors appreciate it's not just about the cards and flowers, it's about those personal touches that celebrate a person's life. As well as an occasion to show love and respect to the person who has died, it gives family and friends another way to say goodbye, express their grief and acknowledge the death, all of which is an important part of the grieving process. The Funeral ceremony can be as formal or as informal as you want it to be.

Allwood Funeral Directors Covering Devon, Torbay and the South Hams

For more information about any of our services please call, we are available 24 hours a day and 365 days of the year