burial / cremation
Choosing between cremation and burial is a personal decision. Burial would have been the more traditional option, but cremation is gaining popularity.
This will normally be in a new or family–owned grave in a council cemetery or private churchyard. There is usually a burial fee (which may be lower for those in the council area or church members).
If a family grave has been purchased in advance, there will most likely be paperwork (the grave lease). Please bring this with you to either s.clarke+son branch when making arrangements. A suitable memorial can be erected or an additional inscription added to an existing headstone.
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We will organise the independent doctor to confirm cause of death and additional paperwork to be signed. Ashes can be retained, scattered or buried. Scattering can be in a garden of remembrance or at a favourite spot, (no permission is needed). Burial in a grave requires permission and a suitable memorial can be erected. CLICK HERE for more information on our range of memorials / how to add an inscription.