Glossary

Funeral Notice

Funeral Notice

A funeral notice adds funeral information to a death notice and usually includes: the circumstances/location of the funeral (eg service, cremation/burial); the date and time of the funeral; details of the funeral director/manager; arrangements for flowers and/or charitable donations; details of live streaming and who might attend (including how...

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Death Notice

Death Notice

A death notice is an announcement which records the passing of the deceased and usually includes: their name; the date of their death; the location (eg “at home”) and (optionally) the circumstances of their death (eg “after a short illness”); the village, town or neighbourhood they may be associated...

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Embalming

Embalming

Embalming (sometimes referred to as “Hygienic Treatment”) is a process used to preserve the body for a longer period of time which is undertaken introducing a chemical preservative through the vascular system. While extremely useful in some circumstances it is an invasive process and in the UK is only...

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Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation is an alternative to a traditional funeral which separates the process of cremation (the disposal of the body) from any ceremony or commemorative event. The deceased’s body is collected by private ambulance from the hospital mortuary or place of death by the undertaker and then prepared and...

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