Obituaries

Mr John Lynn

  • Funeral Service
  • Mon 26th Feb 2024

Mr John Murray Dickson

  • Funeral Service
  • Thu 22nd Feb 2024

Mrs Sandra Earsman

  • Cremation Service
  • Mon 19th Feb 2024

Miss Muriel Brock

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 16th Feb 2024

Lady Millie Fairgrieve

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 15th Feb 2024

Thomas Anderson

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 9th Feb 2024

Mrs Margaret Inglis

  • Funeral Service
  • Tue 30th Jan 2024

Mrs Dorothy Mitchell

  • Funeral Service
  • Wed 24th Jan 2024

Mr John Van-Der-Walt

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 18th Jan 2024

Miss Joan Davidson

  • Funeral Service
  • Wed 17th Jan 2024

Mrs Isobel Scott

  • Burial Service
  • Fri 12th Jan 2024

Attending a funeral FAQs

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What should I wear?

We normally associate wearing black with going to a funeral. But it is increasingly typical for families to express a preferred dress code. Our advice is to look out for information from the family in a notice published either in newspapers, online or in the funeral director window to advise you of their preference.

How long does a service last?

Typically a service in most churches or crematoria lasts around 20-30 minutes. A formal mass may take a little longer and we would expect this to be nearer an hour. Finally, burials can vary in length as they are weather dependent.

Where should I sit?

Family and close friends typically reserve the first couple of rows in a service. We recommend sitting nearer the front than the back of a service space in order to support the family and enabling late arrivals to discreetly fill back rows.

Where should I send flowers?

Often a family will express a preference for flowers - or charity donations in lieu of flowers. We recommend you keep an eye on notices posted in newspapers, or online or in the funeral director window so you are able to follow their wishes.