COTTON & SON

Funerals

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Burials and Cremations, Religious and Non-Religious

How We Help You

We always aim to help you arrange the most fitting funeral service or ceremony, to reflect the life of the person who has died. We will guide you through all the steps required, including registration and completing necessary paperwork.

If the person who has died left a will, specific requests about the funeral may have been left, including the name of an Executor. It might be wise to check for such documents or whether the deceased has a pre-paid funeral plan.

All Types of Funeral

Whether the funeral is to be a burial or a cremation, or whether the service / ceremony is likely to be religious or non-religious, we will liaise with the appropriate minister or celebrant / officiant, who will usually meet with you to decide on the specific requirements you may have. He or she will welcome input from family and friends if you wish.

Different Types of Service

Church Service

If you decide you would like a church service prior to the burial or cremation we will arrange this for you, usually in the parish where the deceased lived.

Church Service

If you decide you would like a church service prior to the burial or cremation we will arrange this for you, usually in the parish where the deceased lived.

Cremation

You may prefer the service / ceremony to be held in full at the crematorium – with either a minister / celebrant.

You may even prefer to have a Direct Cremation – where there is no service and no one attends the crematorium

Cremation

You may prefer the service / ceremony to be held in full at the crematorium – with either
a minister / celebrant.

You may even prefer to have a Direct Cremation – where there is no service and no one attends the crematorium

Cremated Remains

There are several options as to the final destination
of your loved one’s ashes.

  • Scatter in the Crematorium Garden of Remembrance
  • Inter in the Crematorium Burial Ground, or a cemetery or churchyard
  • You make wish to keep them
  • Scatter them in a favourite place (Permission may be required for some places)

If you are uncertain, in the first instance, we are happy to look after them until you have made up your mind.

Cremated Remains

There are several options as to the final destination
of your loved one’s ashes.

  • Scatter in the Crematorium Garden of Remembrance
  • Inter in the Crematorium Burial Ground, or a cemetery or churchyard
  • You make wish to keep them
  • Scatter them in a favourite place (Permission may be required for some places)

If you are uncertain, in the first instance, we are happy to look after them until you have made up your mind.

Burials

Burials

If burial is the preference, this may take place in a Council run, or in some places, a privately owned cemetery. There will usually be a fee to purchase the Exclusive Right of Burial, in addition to the Interment fee. If the intended owner lives outside of the town, the fee is likely to be increased.

Burial in a churchyard is usually reserved for people of the parish – though many churchyards are now full. However, there may still be space for cremated remains to be interred.

Burials

If burial is the preference, this may take place in a Council run, or in some places, a privately owned cemetery. There will usually be a fee to purchase the Exclusive Right of Burial, in addition to the Interment fee. If the intended owner lives outside of the town, the fee is likely to be increased.

Burial in a churchyard is usually reserved for people of the parish – though many churchyards are now full. However, there may still be space for cremated remains to be interred.

Woodland Burials

Woodland Burial Grounds are often privately owned or run, and often, strict rules control what is and what is not allowed. For example, some may insist on a coffin which will biodegrade more quickly – eg willow or bamboo. Memorials may not be permitted either, so that the area stays in its natural state. Some burial grounds may allow a tree to be planted in your loved one’s memory.

Woodland Burials

Woodland Burial Grounds are often privately owned or run, and often, strict rules control what is and what is not allowed. For example, some may insist on a coffin which will biodegrade more quickly – eg willow or bamboo. Memorials may not be permitted either, so that the area stays in its natural state. Some burial grounds may allow a tree to be planted in your loved one’s memory.

Further Information

Chapel of Rest

You may wish to visit your loved one in our chapel of rest to pay your last respects. We always do this by appointment so that you can have as much time as you need.

Chapel of Rest

You may wish to visit your loved one in our chapel of rest to pay your last respects. We always do this by appointment so that you can have as much time as you need.

Charitable Donations

Many families choose to request donations in memory of the deceased, in lieu of flowers. We are happy to accept donations and forward them to the nominated charity. Where possible, we will also send you a list of those who have made a donation. We have a separate account, purely to hold donations until they can be forwarded to the appropriate charity. We are also moving towards Online Donations if families wish, which will also give you the opportunity to ‘create’ a memorial page if you should wish.

Charitable Donations

Many families choose to request donations in memory of the deceased, in lieu of flowers. We are happy to accept donations and forward them to the nominated charity. Where possible, we will also send you a list of those who have made a donation. We have a separate account, purely to hold donations until they can be forwarded to the appropriate charity. We are also moving towards Online Donations if families wish, which will also give you the opportunity to ‘create’ a memorial page if you should wish.

Flowers

Even though you may request donations in lieu of flowers, you will probably still like to have family flowers. We are happy to arrange this for you, or of course, you are welcome to approach your favourite florist.

Flowers

Even though you may request donations in lieu of flowers, you will probably still like to have family flowers. We are happy to arrange this for you, or of course, you are welcome to approach your favourite florist.

Newspaper Announcements

If you would like an announcement in the local – or any – newspaper, we can do this for you. Many will also include an online announcement.

Newspaper Announcements

If you would like an announcement in the local – or any – newspaper, we can do this for you. Many will also include an online announcement.

Contact Cotton & Son

Phone

01305 76 76 76

Find Us At

Milton House | 1 Milton Rd
Weymouth | Dorset | DT4 0AZ

Cotton & Son Limited

Registered in England & Wales
Registration No. 04099868

Registered office:
Jubilee House | The Oaks |
Ruislip | Middlesex | HA4 7LF

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