services in Liskeard – how we help

Our care

Our role as your funeral director is primarily to look after your loved one and the family, to listen to your requirements and to understand what type of service you want to achieve. Whether it is a burial or cremation we will give you various options to achieve such a service, guide you through the various procedures and then put in place all the various arrangements that create a service reflecting the beliefs and personality of the person who has passed away. Obviously it is always easier if the person who has died has left instructions or discussed his or her funeral arrangements or indeed made their own arrangements in the form of a funeral plan. Often, however, this is not the case and it is left to the family or executor to arrange a service. This can often be an onerous task filled with apprehension and concern that the correct decisions are being made and that is where we help the most. When possible we always try to arrange the date for the funeral that is most convenient to the wishes of family members. It is a case of you telling us when you would like the funeral to take place.

Our services

We believe totally in taking any pressure from you and your family and do everything for you except register the death. Here are just some of the services we provide:

  • care for your loved one until the cremation or burial.
  • professional advice on the type of funeral services available to you in and around Liskeard.
  • advice on choosing a suitable coffin/casket.
  • organisation of the venue for the service – whether it is a church, chapel, crematorium, hall or graveside – followed by the cremation or interment. As an alternative we can arrange a memorial service after a private burial or cremation.
  • arrange the clergy or a non religious person to conduct the service.
  • supply transport to take you from your home to the church or crematorium and return you to your home or reception.
  • administer the necessary documents concerning each type of service on your behalf and give you professional advice on certification and registration of death.
  • publish newspaper notices on your behalf either with local or national publications.
  • arrange music of your choice for the service whether recorded or live performances.
  • produce a printed order of service and remembrance books for the day of the funeral.
  • supply family floral tributes for the coffin, floral decorations for the venue or reception.
  • collect and administer charitable donations on your behalf.
  • arrange reception and catering after the service.
  • advise you on the various options for the cremated remains or help you organise a memorial after an interment or add an inscription to an existing memorial.

Green burials

With the increase in alternative materials being used in the making of caskets such as woven willow, bamboo, seagrass, cane etc, coffins made from cardboard or wool there have become various eco alternatives to a traditional burial. We have been involved in green burials for many years and have worked alongside Anthony and Ele from Pentiddy Woods in Pensilva, near Liskeard, Pentiddy Natural Burials – Green Burial Woodland  Burial Natural … in helping to promote their wonderful natural burial ground. We embrace alternative services and work enthusiastically with you to create your own bespoke “send off”. Please contact us for more information on green burials in and around Liskeard.

Attention to every detail

As our late father Trelawney used to say, “treat every funeral as if it was a member of your own family” It is with this in mind that our commitment to you and your family is utmost. We will keep you informed at every stage of the arrangements and can assure you that unlike larger companies we offer you a dedication that is unrivalled. We will personally guide you all the way.