Whether you are prepared for a bereavement or not, it always comes as a great shock when someone you love dies. For full funeral planning services, turn to the compassionate and professional team at Infinity Funerals for all the help and advice you need. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, our dedicated team provide personalised funeral arrangements for clients throughout West Yorkshire.
It is a rare privilege to be a funeral director, to stand in a sensitive position at a crucial time for the bereaved, knowing that the quality of our service and reputation will help you through this most difficult time in your lives. That’s why our funeral directors will always make sure that we discuss and understand your individual needs with you throughout the process.
It is not our policy to impose urgency or apply undue pressure on you or your family. It is important for many people to reflect the personality and character of the deceased within the arrangements and this often requires time and thought to do so. At all times, we allow you to sit in the privacy of your own home and reflect on the information you have been given, and to raise any further questions you may have about complementary or additional services we provide.
Our services begin the moment you contact us and often extend far beyond the day of the funeral ceremony. Upon initial contact, we will ask for preliminary details, whereupon if the deceased has died at home or in a private nursing home, we will advise the conveyance of the deceased to our private chapel. From this point, the funeral director will call and arrange the funeral to a standard and procedure that meets the needs and requirements of those concerned.
Sometimes, the last time you saw a loved one is a distressing memory, for instance, if you were required to identify them. On the family’s specific request, we arrange for relatives and friends who want to visit the deceased before the funeral to come to our premises, so they may pay their last respects.
Our company also consider hygienic treatment and attendance to the deceased to be of paramount importance. In any event, we believe that in asking us to look after a member of your family, you would like to be certain that we have done the best we are able to for them. the best that could be done for your relative has been done, whether you wish to visit the deceased before the funeral or not.
For full accountability, our staff will keep you informed of all procedures, legal requirements, and costs and charges throughout arranging the funeral. All anticipated costs and charges will be collated in a full written estimate for you to agree to and sign for posterity. This allows us to provide peace of mind that you won’t pay more than you’re expecting.
Funeral Director’s Charges
The first part of these costs and charges comprise the funeral director’s charges and disbursements. These contain our professional fees and overhead costs, which include:
- Providing Staff on a 24-Hour On-Call Rota
- Professional Services in Arranging the Funeral
- Arranging Documentation and Necessary Personal Attendances
- Conveying the Deceased to Our Private Chapel of Rest
- Use of the Chapel until the Day of the Ceremony
Hearse and Limousines
On the day of the funeral, our hearse will convey the coffin to the church or place of worship, along with a chauffeur and sufficient bearer. Our limousines will pick your family up from their address to the funeral and provide a return trip after the ceremony. Each limousine is chauffeur-driven and carries up to six passengers. To ensure the family is not charged for a service they may not need or want, we charge for limousines separately.
Disbursements are essentially fees that we pay out on behalf of the family, including doctor's fees where appropriate, as well as crematorium and cemetery fees. Our estimate will detail the approximate cost of any disbursements. Please note that we will have no direct control over these charges, and they could, therefore, be subject to slight variations. You may then settle these costs in a single payment, rather than by many different bills to be settled by the estate.
Doctors’ Fee or Cremation Forms
No-one may be cremated until the cause of death is definitely known. There are two cremation certificates (forms B & C). Each must be signed by a different doctor. These certificates must be paid for and listed under disbursements on our estimate and account. The cremation certificates are not required when the death is referred to the coroner.