Whether purchasing a new grave in a churchyard or Council Cemetery fees will be incurred. These may be considerably more if the deceased or next of kin live out of the area. The funeral director will advise the family as to the nearest available cemetery and assist with the necessary paperwork.
If a grave is to be re-opened in a council-owned cemetery, we will need a grave deed which is usually held by relatives. If this cannot be found, a form can be signed at our office by the owner of the grave or the nearest relative of the grave owner (if deceased). This form will allow the grave to be re-opened. The names and dates of previous interments in the grave would also be helpful if a grave deed cannot be provided. Some Council Cemeteries will require a new grave owner if the deceased was the owner. The Council will forward paperwork to enable the family to take over ownership of the existing grave.
A grave deed is not usually issued for interments in churchyards. If a grave is to be re-opened in a churchyard all we require is the name and date of death of the person already interred. The church usually hold records for the churchyard.
These can be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium, buried in a cremation plot (old or new) or a grave in a churchyard or cemetery They can also be collected from our office to be held by the family. Ashes are collected from the crematorium in a secure durable Poly Urn. Families may choose to purchase a more ornate urn or keepsake.
Arrangements can also be made for the placing of a memorial plaque or a notice inserted in the Book of Remembrance at most crematoriums.
"We wish to express our sincere thanks to you and your staff for the very professional manner in which you dealt with mum’s funeral arrangements, and for your support on the day of the funeral, kind regards"
"Dear Philip and all at Baddick and Dymond, Thank you so much for all of your help and for putting on such a lovely service for my mother. the family send their thanks for your continued help at such a difficult time, with love"
"To Philip and staff, Just a huge thank you for making my dads funeral so special. We will never forget the service you provided"
"Thank you for looking after dad and making his funeral day special for all his family and friends"
"Dear Philip, My mother and all the family would like to thank you so much for all your care and support with the arrangement and organisation of my fathers funeral. your advice was very welcome and we felt fully supported during the process, Dad would have been pleased his wishes were carried out and your company handled everything professionally and yet personally, thank you one again"