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Mr David Johnston

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Caroline wrote

3rd Jun 2020

You will be sadly missed but never forgotten you are at peace now back with mum and dad xx

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anne wrote

2nd Jun 2020

r.i.p uncle dave,always in our thoughts.hope you are at peace now.gone but never forgoten.xxx

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Andrew wrote

1st Jun 2020

Bye bye uncle crock taken too soon,gbnf, xxxx

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David Hardie & Son Funeral Directors

Ladhope Vale Funeral Home
55/56 Ladhope Vale

01896 752 465

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.