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Traditional Services

Alternative Services

Arranging a Funeral

Funeral Plans

Funeral services with a smile

Our extensive range of services

We believe that the funeral of a loved one is the final dedication to their life, and that's why we offer we widest range of traditional and alternative services possible, to truly personalise the funeral, and to reflect on the person's life.

As an Independent, family-run business, we offer a very personal service, and will guide you through your bereavement, step by step. Our premises are modern, and we like to think the décor creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

Whilst maintaining and holding very traditional values and funerals, we can also cater themed funerals and alternative services. Please feel free to visit the other pages to find out more of the professional services we can offer you.

If you have any questions or queries about any of the services mentioned, or would like to discuss your needs and requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us. We aim to meet and exceed the needs of all our clients.

 

Steps for Arranging a Funeral with Phillip Emery


How is a death registered?

How is a death registered?

The death must be registered by the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the area in which it occurred.

We will advise you on where and when to go.

If the death has been referred to the Coroner, it cannot be registered until the Registrar has received authority from the Coroner to do so.

The death must be registered within five days (unless the Registrar says this period may be extended).

When you go to the Registrar you should take all the following:

  • The Medical Certificate of cause of death
  • The deceased Medical Card, if possible
  • The deceased Birth Certificate, if available

You should tell the Registrar:

  • The date and place of death
  • The deceased’s last (usual) address
  • The deceased’s first names and surname (and maiden name where appropriate)
  • The deceased’s date and place of birth (town and county, and country if born abroad)
  • The deceased’s occupation and the name and occupation of her husband (where applicable)
  • Whether the deceased was getting a pension or allowance from public funds
  • If the deceased was married, the date of birth of the surviving widow or widower.

The Registrar will give you:

  • A Certificate for Burial or Cremation (known as the Green Form) unless the Coroner has given you an Order for Burial (Form 101) or a Certificate for Cremation (Form E). This gives permission for the body to be buried or for an application for cremation to be made. We will require this form as soon as possible.
  • A Certificate of Registration of Death (Form BD8 {rev}). This is for Social Security
    purposes only. Read the information on the back of the certificate. If any of it applies, fill in the certificate and send it to your Social Security office.

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The Death Certificate

The Death Certificate

The Death Certificate is a certified copy of the entry in the death register. The Registrar can let you have a Death Certificate if you want one, but you will have to pay a fee.

You will need a Death Certificate for the Will, and for any pension claims, bank accounts, building society accounts, shares, insurance policies, savings bank certificates and premium bonds.

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How to obtain Probate

How To Obtain Probate

What is Probate?

When someone dies, somebody has to deal with their estate (the money, property and possessions left) by collecting in all the money, paying any debts and distributing the estate to those entitled.The Probate Registry issues the document, which is called A GRANT OF REPRESENTATION.

There are three types of grant:

  • Probate issued to one or more of the executors named in the will.
  • Letters of Administration (with will) issued when there is a will, but no executor named or unable to deal with the estate.
  • Letters of Administration issued when the deceased has not made a will or it is not valid.

Why is a grant necessary?

Organisations holding money in the deceased’s name need to know to whom the money is to be paid. The distribution of the estate is the responsibility of the person named on the deed.

Is a grant always needed?

A grant is sometimes not needed if the deceased money will be released without the holder seeing a grant, when
the amount held is small and there are no complications.

Consult a Solicitor

In most circumstances, it is advisable for you to consult a solicitor both to relieve you of many worries and to take control of wills, problems of intestacy, outstanding debts, grants, grants and letters of administration. A
solicitor could save you a great deal of unnecessary trouble and eventually save you money.

If known that a will was made, it is important that the contents be ascertained as soon as possible after death as it may contain instructions regarding the funeral arrangements. A will may be among personal papers, with the bank or solicitor for safekeeping. If the deceased has consulted a solicitor in the recent past, it is important that you contact them without delay.

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What you need to know in times of Bereavement

What you need to know in times of Bereavement

If a death occurs at home

When a death takes place at home there is usually a kind friend, neighbour or relative able to attend to duties in the sick room.

Inform the doctor

As soon as possible, inform the doctor that the death has occurred. He/she may write out the Medical Certificate of Death when he/she visits the house, or may request you attend the surgery for this purpose.

When the death occurs in the hospital
When death happens in hospital, the procedure is very similar. Apply to the hospital for the Medical Certificate of Death and not your family doctor.

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Sudden Death and the Coroner

Sudden Death and the Coroner

  • The Coroner is a doctor or a lawyer responsible for investigating deaths in the following situations.
  • The deceased was not attended by a doctor during the last illness or if the doctor who treated the deceased had not seen the deceased either after death or within 14 days before death.
  • The death was violent or unnatural or occurred while the patient was undergoing an operation or was under effect of anaesthetic.
  • The death occurred in prison or in police custody.

The Coroner may arrange for a post-mortem examination of the body. The consent of the relative is not needed for this, but they can choose a doctor to be present. It may be important to know the precise cause of death.

If you want advice or information about a death reported to the Coroner, contact the Coroner’s Officer. We will advise you where he can be contacted.

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Inquest

Inquest

An inquest is an enquiry into the medical cause and circumstances of a death. It is held in public, sometimes with a jury. It is up to the Coroner how to organise the enquiry in a way to best serve the public interest and the interest of the relatives.

The Coroner will hold an inquest if the death was any of the following: violent or unnatural or caused by an industrial disease or the death occurred in prison or if the cause of death remains uncertain after a post-mortem examination.

It may be important to have a lawyer to represent you if the death was caused by a road accident, or an accident at work, or in circumstances which could lead to a claim for compensation.

Other things may have to be done such as those listed below. It is not a complete list covering everyone’s individual circumstances.

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Things to send back

Things to send back

You should return the following, with a note of explanation and the date of death with each of the documents:

  • Order books, payable orders, or giro cheques to the Social Security office or other DSS office which issued the payment. This applies also to a Child Benefit book which includes payment for a child who has died. Orders should not be cashed after the death of a person. It may be useful to keep a record of pension book numbers or other Social Security numbers before you send anything back.
  • The deceased’s passport to the Passport Office. The Passport Office for this area is at India Buildings, Pier Head, Liverpool.
  • The deceased’s driving licence to DVLC, Swansea, SA6 7GL.
  • The registration documents of a car, for the change of ownership to be recorded.
  • Any season tickets. Claim any refund due.
  • Membership cards of clubs and associations. Claim any refund due.
  • Library books and tickets.
  • Any National Insurance papers to the relevant office.
  • Any NHS equipment such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, artificial limbs.

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People to tell

People to tell

  • The local Social Services department of the council if the person was getting meals-on-wheels, home help, or day-centre care or had any appliance or piece of equipment issued by the department.
  • Any hospital the person was attending
  • The family doctor to cancel any home nursing
  • The Inland Revenue
  • The Social Security office if any money was being paid directly into a bank or building society account.
  • Any employer and trade union
  • Car insurance company (if you are insured to drive the car under the deceased’s name, you will cease to be legally insured)
  • Gas, Electricity and Telephone companies
  • The local council housing department if the person who has died was living in a council house
  • The Post Office so that they can re-direct the deceased person’s mail

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Cost and Charges

Costs and Charges

In all aspects of the funeral arrangements, our staff will point out the procedures and legal requirements.

Whilst arranging the funeral, we will advise on the costs and charges to be incurred, culminating in a full written estimate that should be agreed and signed so that you feel confident with the funeral commitment you have arranged.

The funeral account itself is divided into two separate parts, the Funeral Directors Charges and the disbursements. These contain our professional fees and overhead costs, which include the provision of a 24 hour a day on call rota, our professional services in making the funeral arrangements and arranging documentation and necessary personal attendances, the conveyance of the deceased to our Private chapel rest rooms and the use of the same until the day of the funeral.

Relatives and friends often wish to visit the deceased and pay their last respects before the day of the funeral, on the specific request of the family.

Hygienic treatment and attendances to the deceased are also considered to be very important by our company. The last time you saw a loved one may have been a distressing memory, perhaps in hospital or for the purposes of identification. In any event, we believe that, in asking us to look after a member of your family, you would like to be certain that the best that could be done whether you wish to visit the deceased before the funeral or not.

Hearse and Limousines

The hearse for the funeral with chauffeur and sufficient bearers are also an essential part of our service to you, especially when your family’s request is to go into church or place of worship.

Limousines are charged for separately. This ensures that the family is not charged for something they may not need or want. The charge for the limousines is fully inclusive to cover transport from the address at which your family requires to be picked up, through to your return to the final destination, within a limited distance. Each Limousine is chauffeur driven and will be normally carry up to six mourners.

Disbursements

Disbursements are essentially fees that we pay out on behalf of the family, i.e. Doctor’s Fees where appropriate Crematorium/Cemetery Fees where the appropriate Crematorium/Cemetery Fees and Parochial Fees etc. Our written estimate will detail the approximate cost of any disbursements. However, you will appreciate that we will have no direct control over these charges, and they could therefore be subject at slight variations.

These costs can be settled by one single payment, rather than many different bills to be settled by the estate.

Doctors Fee or Cremation Forms

No one can be cremated until the cause of death is definitely known. There are two cremation certificates (forms B & C). Each form 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.

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Help with the cost of the funeral

Help with the cost of the funeral

The following information should be treated as general guidance. We are not able to guarantee the availability of a loan, but we do understand how the Department of Social Services makes a final decision.

Who is entitled to help?

You may receive help if there is not enough money to pay for the funeral and you are responsible for making the funeral arrangements and you and your partner are receiving any of the following benefits:-

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Working Families Tax Credit – must include the severe disability element or disability element
  • Child Tax Credit – must be at a higher level than family element
  • Pension Credit

Check what amount of money is available from:-

  • The estate of the person who has died, such as money from the bank and building society accounts.
  • Insurance policies or charities, lump sum payments made by a pension scheme or relatives, (either yours or the person who has died.)
  • Any savings you have in the bank or building society, National Savings (including certificates or premium bonds) or in cash at home.

Savings may be in your name or the name of your partner. The widow payment does not count as savings.

The social fund may make a contribution towards the cost of a simple funeral within the United Kingdom.

This includes:

  • Bringing the body home if the person has died away from home but within the United Kingdom.
  • The Death Certificate.
  • A standard coffin.
  • The Hearse for the coffin and bearers.
  • Flowers from the person who is arranging the funeral.
  • Contribution towards fees of the Funeral Director.
  • Chaplain and organist fee for a simple funeral.
  • Cemetery Fee or Crematorium Fee.
  • Doctors’ Fees.

If you think you may be able to claim, then we will help you with the completion of the appropriate forms and deal with the necessary paperwork on your behalf.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Memorial Tributes

Memorial Tributes

Floral Tributes

The gentle beauty of flowers expresses your personal remembrance and brings comfort to the bereaved.

Donations to Charity

If donations to charity are requested in lieu of flowers, we will accept and list donations on your behalf and forward them in due course to a charity of your choice.

Cremated Remains

At the time of making funeral arrangements, it is not always easy to realise the emotional benefit that is gained after the funeral by having somewhere to go, a place that you and your family can go back to, knowing that a loved one is there.

It has only recently been acknowledged that simply having a relative’s cremated remains scattered or buried in a garden of remembrance does not assist the healing process after the funeral. Today, most cemeteries and crematoria that are that are administered by local councils offer the facilities of small graves that can be purchased solely for cremated remains.

These “Cremated Remains” graves can be visited by your family, allowing you to pay your respects and mark the grave with a headstone.

Memorials

At the time of making arrangements for a funeral, it is not always easy or necessary to determine what your future memorial requirement will be. In the case of existing memorials, it will probably be necessary to remove the headstone from the grave prior to the funeral.

During this period of settlement, it is recommended where possible, that the Monumental Masons remove the memorial back to their yard for safekeeping. This also reduces costs in the longer term should the memorial require additional inscriptions.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

 

Traditional Services by Phillip Emery Funeral Directors


Coffins & Caskets

Coffins & Caskets

We offer an extensive range of Traditional Coffins and Caskets including Foil Veneered, Wood Veneered and Solid Wood models. All models are suitable for both Burial and Cremation.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Funeral Vehicles

Funeral Vehicles

We can provide a fleet of Chauffer Driven Jaguar Hearses and Limousines, which provide absolute comfort to mourners, and complete dignity to the deceased upon their last journey.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Florist

Florist

Jane - Our Florist

Jane is our Fully Qualified Florist. With her wealth of experience in Funeral Floristry, we can guarantee extremley High Quality floral tributes for your loved one.

Rather than ordering the floral tributes for your loved one through a High Street florist, you can save money and time by ordering through ourselves. We can arrange for Jane to meet and discuss with you any ideas and questions you may have about your selected floral tributes.

Jane is more than happy to create bespoke floral tributes, if you have an idea of a tribute thats not currently in our brochure.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Monumental Masonry

Monumental Masonry

We have a wide range of choice when it comes to Monumental Masonry. We’re partnered with a Qualified Monumental Mason allowing us to provide the most top quality memorial stones possible. As well as being top quality, our memorial stones are offered at a very competitive price.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Private Chapel of Rest

Private Chapel of Rest

At our premises, we have a Private and Dedicated Chapel of Rest; the ideal place for you to pay your last respects to your loved one. With a calm and candlelit atmosphere, you can feel at ease to spend as much time as you like with your loved one. You can also choose a piece of music you would like to hear while spending time in our Chapel, whether it was a favourite song of your loved ones, or a piece of calm, classical music, it’s up to you. Any floral tributes we receive will be placed in the Chapel of Rest, prior to the date of the Funeral.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Private Arranging Room

Private Arranging Room

Arranging the Funeral of a loved one can be a very stressful and emotional time, and can sometimes take a while before the final decisions are made. We have a Private Arranging Room, with comfortable seating, for you to spend time with us, and make those important decisions on the arrangements for the funeral. If you would prefer, we can make these funeral arrangements in the comfort of your own home; all you have to do is ask. It’s your loved one, and now it’s your choice.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Alternative Services by Phillip Emery Funeral Directors


Coffins and Caskets

Coffins and Caskets

Our Range of Alternative Coffins and Caskets

Colourful Coffins

Uniquely personalised and bespoke picture coffin designs that celebrate the life of a special person, and provide what many of our clients have termed as a ‘Last Gift’.

Daisy Coffins

Daisy Coffins offer a truly beautiful alternative over other natural coffins with the strength and rigidity of more traditional styles.Engineered and hand crafted with both the environment and you in mind the biodegradable coffins offer a dignified and less formal solution made from wonderful natural materials.Daisy Coffins are made from water hyacinth or banana leaves, both fast growing and freely available.

Environmentally sound alternatives to more traditional construction materials they are both innovative and trustworthy.A unique and biodegradable choice. Made from natural products with a 100% unbleached decorative calico lining, 100% cotton rope, even the aliphatic glue is 100% natural.

Eco Coffins

Eco Coffins are a new type of coffin that meet the desires of 21st century society for environmentally sound, individual and non-wasteful funerals.

They are made from cardboard, but are unlike any other cardboard coffin on the market. Our coffins are made from either recycled, multi-layered fluted cardboard with an integrated leak-proof layer, or from NatureBoard™, a thick grade, strengthened recycled board. Both provide strength and stability, whilst also being 100% biodegradable.

Our products have been tested at crematoria and at traditional burial sites and are suitable for both. They use dramatically less energy than standard coffins.

But the main selling point of an Eco Coffin is the way that it looks. The beautiful designs are a true celebration of a life lived.

Creative Coffins

Creative Coffins provide a green solution for those who want a distinctive and practical funeral. Environmentally sympathetic and certified non-toxic; our Compakta carton board coffins are suitable for both burial and cremation. They have a large range of pre-designed coffins that are available through Phillip Emery Funeral Directors. They also offer a Free Personalisation Service so that you can add a memorable saying, name, dates to all of our designs. Alternatively they can create a completely new design to your own specification.

American Caskets – London Caskets Company

The range imported into the UK comprises of both wood and metal caskets. The wood selection includes oak, poplar, ash, maple, cherry and mahogany.The metal caskets are all hermetically sealing, making them particularly suitable for shipment by air.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Funeral Vehicles

Funeral Vehicles

Motorcycle Hearse

We can provide a range of Motorcycle Hearses including a Black and a Silver side car Hearse. This is a very popular option for members of Bikers clubs, who usually have a cortege of motorcycles following the hearse.

Lorry Hearse

We can provide a flat bed lorry hearse, which is an ideal option for someone with an interest in Transport, or someone who spent their working life trucking. The coffin is ratchet strapped to the flat bed, and floral tributes surround it.

VW Funeral Vehicles

We can provide a fleet of converted VW vehicles as funeral vehicles. The hearse is a converted white VW Camper Van, and the following limousines are stretched VW Beatles. This fleet is ideal for VW Fanatics, or for someone who just wants something a bit different.

4x4 Funeral Vehicles

We can provide a 4x4 Hearse to carry your loved one to their final resting place. The vehicle is a converted Land Rover, and is ideal for Land Rover / 4x4 fanatics and farmers.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Themed Funerals

Themed Funerals

We have a range of Themed Funerals including:

  • Football Funerals
  • Biker Funerals
  • Rock 'n' Roll Funerals
  • Trucker Funerals

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Florist

Florist

Jane - Our Florist

Jane is our Fully Qualified Florist. With her wealth of experience in Funeral Floristry, we can guarantee extremley High Quality floral tributes for your loved one.

Rather than ordering the floral tributes for your loved one through a High Street florist, you can save money and time by ordering through ourselves. We can arrange for Jane to meet and discuss with you any ideas and questions you may have about your selected floral tributes.

Jane is more than happy to create bespoke floral tributes, if you have an idea of a tribute thats not currently in our brochure.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Monumental Masonry

Monumental Masonry

We have a wide range of choice when it comes to Monumental Masonry. We’re partnered with a Qualified Monumental Mason allowing us to provide the most top quality memorial stones possible. As well as being top quality, our memorial stones are offered at a very competitive price.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Private Chapel of Rest

Private Chapel of Rest

At our premises, we have a Private and Dedicated Chapel of Rest; the ideal place for you to pay your last respects to your loved one. With a calm and candlelit atmosphere, you can feel at ease to spend as much time as you like with your loved one. You can also choose a piece of music you would like to hear while spending time in our Chapel, whether it was a favourite song of your loved ones, or a piece of calm, classical music, it’s up to you. Any floral tributes we receive will be placed in the Chapel of Rest, prior to the date of the Funeral.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

Private Arranging Room

Private Arranging Room

Arranging the Funeral of a loved one can be a very stressful and emotional time, and can sometimes take a while before the final decisions are made. We have a Private Arranging Room, with comfortable seating, for you to spend time with us, and make those important decisions on the arrangements for the funeral. If you would prefer, we can make these funeral arrangements in the comfort of your own home; all you have to do is ask. It’s your loved one, and now it’s your choice.

For more information about our Funerals, please contact us 24 Hours on 01889 582274.

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