Direct Creamtion & Funeral Services
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We Serve the Southwest
South West Cremations deliver direct cremations services that are fairly priced and treat everyone with the dignity, care and respect that we all deserve. We serve the whole of the Southwest from Gloucestershire to Cornwall.
A Personal Online Virtual Cremation (Optional)
South West Cremations are innovative in the future of cremation only services. We now offer an optional virtual online attendance for our cremation only service, where you will be able to play a song for reflecting and display a presentation or a picture of your loved one’s cremation for your family and friends to join in. This easy to use invitation can be sent out to family and friends to join from anywhere at the agreed time in the comfort of their own space, with a simple click.
How It Works
We guide you through the process each step of the way
We make it easier to arrange a direct cremation in Yeovil for a fixed all-inclusive fee from £850.
We collect & care for your loved one.
We will personally arrange to send our team of professionals out to you straight away or at a time that is convenient for you to collect your loved one with care.
Care of your loved one.
Whilst in our care, your loved one is treated with the highest level of care and respect. Each person is laid out, washed and dressed as per your wishes.
We carry out the cremation.
We make arrangements for the cremation to take place. We have a virtual memorial and an attended options to invite your close friends and relatives to attend.
Personally hand delivered
We will personally hand-deliver the ashes to you in person, or if you wish we can scatter them in our Garden of Remembrance.
Do you want more affordable traditional funeral services?
Oak Funerals are a Somerset based Funeral Director offering all funeral services in a compassionate, sympathetic and professional manner. Whether you would like a woodland burial or perhaps a more traditional funeral service, we will always give you a truly personal and caring service with the dignity, compassion and attention to detail that you need.
Here are some frequently asked questions you might find helpful
A South West funeral services we provide an affordable alternative to a traditional full-service funeral. A direct cremation can be arranged with minimum fuss and includes the provision of a simple coffin, collection and care of your deceased loved one and personal assistance with paperwork and additional required services.
What is direct cremation?
You may choose to hold a separate memorial event or celebration of life to commemorate the life of the person who has sadly passed on that is different from a funeral service bound in tradition. It offers a low-cost funeral that allows you to bid a respectful farewell in a simple and fuss-free way. Direct cremation means a Funeral Director’s services are not needed as it is directly organised by a loved one of the deceased. This service frees you from the elements some people consider unnecessary when saying goodbyes such as a minister, procession, limousines and pallbearers.
What are the benefits of direct cremation?
– A direct cremation is more affordable than a traditional funeral service.
– Your loved one receives the same professionalism, care and dignity during the cremation process.
– You can say farewell to your loved one in your own way, without the extra elements of a traditional funeral.
How does a direct cremation work?
A team will be sent out to you straight away or at a time that is convenient for you, just as soon as the Doctor or a qualified person has medically confirmed the death. When we have the completed forms and medical certificates from the Doctors or Coroner, we will then make arrangements for the cremation to take place at a date and time at our discretion.
Whilst in our care, everyone is treated with exactly the same level of care and respect that we would show all our clients.
Each person is laid out, washed and dressed as per your wishes. They are then laid into a wooden coffin, fully fitted with handles, lining and pillow. A formal nameplate is fixed to the lid which can be personalised as you would like.
On the morning of the cremation, we will make our way to the crematorium at the appointed time. We will carry the coffin into the chapel and place it upon the catafalque. If there is a particular piece of music you would like played, any words or perhaps a poem that you would like our Director to say on your behalf, these will be made at this time
We will then pay our own respects, close the curtains and depart.
The following day, we will return to collect the ashes on your behalf unless you have asked for these to be scattered in the Crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance.
If you would like us to return the ashes to you, we will be happy to do so. We will never use a courier and will always hand-carry the ashes back to you in person. There may be a small charge depending on the distance to be travelled.
You can also choose from our range of Urns, Caskets or Scatter Tubes if you would prefer the ashes to be placed in something more dignified and personal than the container supplied by the crematorium.
Can I join you at the crematorium?
Sometimes an unattended cremation is not right for everyone and you may want to keep the simplicity of a Direct Cremation but still wish to come to pay your last respects and say your final goodbye’s.
If you were to choose this option, we will meet you at the crematorium and you can walk in with us into the Chapel as we play your choice of music. Due to the current circumstances, we can arrange a virtual attendance for you and your family.
You can then take a few moments to gently say your farewell, perhaps to say a few words or share a poem or simply sit in the peace of the Chapel and listen to a special piece of music for a while.
Then, when you’re ready, we can softly close the curtains and make our exit.
You can spend up to a quarter of an hour together in the Chapel and you can use this time in whatever way you wish.
This is one of our package options.
Can Friends and family join?
With our Simple Family Cremation Service, you can not only join us at the Crematorium, but you can hold your own private funeral service in whatever way is fitting for the memory and character of your loved one.
We will arrange the date and time (before 10 am) for the funeral service to be held with you.
You and your family & friends are invited to attend, and if you wish we will offer the services of our Civil Celebrant to facilitate your own small service.
Alternatively, you can simply accompany the coffin into the chapel as we play your choice of music and then hold your own farewell as best befits the dignity and character of the person who has died.
We can help you to plan your service plus we can create the design, layout and printing of up to 12, in full colour, A5 size Order of Service booklets.
You will have up to 20 minutes of private time in the chapel to hold your service & we will carry the coffin to the crematorium in our formal Hearse and provide all the staff and resources necessary for the occasion.
In many respects, there is really very little difference between this service and a full price funeral, other than it being held earlier in the day.
This is a package option.
Why South West Cremations Over Other Services in the South West Somerset
Collection of the deceased in a van
Out-of-hours collection +£250
Ashes hand delivered +£100
Unfinished pine coffin
Personalised Good-bye ceremony
Assistance with paperwork
South West Cremations