Funeral Services in Bishop Auckland
At Gibson's Funeral Services Ltd, we understand that arranging a funeral is often a complicated business. This is why we inform you of your choices and options at each stage and of the restrictions that can apply.
We are able to advise you of the set fees for burials that have been set by the local council. Many churchyards are no longer open for burials as there is no longer any space left. If a space has been paid for in a cemetery there will be a deed of grant.
There are restrictions against cremation until the cause of death is definitely confirmed, and will require the signing of forms by you. The local authority covers the cost of cremations and ashes may be scattered in a garden of remembrance or in a favourite spot of the deceased. They can also be buried in a churchyard or cemetery, or may be kept. Arrangements can be made for the erection of a plaque, although this would incur of charge of which we can help you with.
The Wear Valley Crematoria is accessible for the local community although services can be arranged at any crematorium throughout the nation.
We are able to arrange for repatriation to the North East should death occur away from home, such as in a hospital or nursing home or on holiday abroad.
Golden Charter Funeral Plans allow you to make all of your own arrangements in advance and at today's costs. Please ask us for further details.