What’s next? It starts with a call to talk through ideas with you and your family. Without compromising on the care and attention given to each individual person, we will ensure our prices are kept as low as possible.
Respectful, compassionate and dignified farewell without the high price tag.
Wallace Stuart offer you the flexibility and freedom to celebrate the life of your loved one and are always open to new suggestions. Whether you’re looking for an unattended direct cremation, sometimes called non-attendance cremations or a family-led funeral, we would be privileged to care for your loved one. Please read on to discover more about these options.
Unattended Direct Cremations
Direct cremations are also known as “Non-Attendance” cremations. Our local crematoriums offer their early time slots of 8.30am and 9am at a cheaper price based on the coffin being taken to the crematorium during those times and no family attending for the actual funeral service.
A piece of chosen music may be played and the funeral director will take the coffin and place it onto the catafalque and the curtains close. It is very dignified and often used by families who do not want an actual funeral but preferring to hold a memorial service at a later date and time. The cremated remains are then returned to the family a few days afterwards. The same care and dignity are given to the deceased and support to the family as always, the only difference being that no-one attends the crematorium.
Coffin Free Cremations
We were the first Somerset Funeral Director to carry out coffin-free cremations, using just a charging board and the deceased wrapped in a shroud. The shroud can be a favourite blanket of the deceased or a plain sheet. We also offer our facilities for families to come in and look after their loved ones themselves. We can assist, dressing the deceased and hairdressers or make up, if required.
We have carried out funeral’s ranging from home burials to huge military funerals and we are privileged to look after each and every individual person that rests with us.