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Simple Direct Funerals

Why choose us?

What Makes Us Different #1

Five Things That Makes Us Different From Other Funeral Homes? Not Better / Not Worse – Different The first thing to say is that this list isn’t about what makes us better or “them” worse.  It is about the differences between us.  Obviously we are not your usual funeral home. 

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Prepaying Funerals

Pre-Paying Funeralsis it worthwhile? There are times when people ask me about pre-paying for a funeral – usually their own.  The main reasons are that they think it will help their family after they have gone.  Their family isn’t left with an expensive bill and they want to make their

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When you phone a Funeral Home

What Happens When You Phone a Funeral Home? Phoning a funeral home is not a common activity for most people.  For most people they may never phone them.  So it would be fair to say people may be unsure of what to expect. When you phone, hopefully you get to

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The Rite Funeral For You…

The Changing Face of Funerals Almost every week, people talk to me about the kind of funeral they would like to have.  It is one of those subjects that does seem strange to talk about, but in another way, it is very natural. What people most often want to talk

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TV News

I haven’t watch TV news all year and guess what….. Something changed with TV news.  I remember Dougal Stevenson, Richard Long, Philip Sherry, Judy Bailey very clearly.  And do you know what I miss most about them – they read the news. Now I know there is more than that

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DIY Funeral

DIY Funerals – What you need to know. Please do not read this if you are sensitive about this subject.  There may be comments or insights that may offend.  Reader discretion is advised. They DIY funeral is something some people consider seriously.  The main reason tends to be money.  Will

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What happens to a body after it dies?

What happens to a body after it dies?  This isn’t so much about the spiritual after life beliefs people have.  It is a very simple guide that i hope gives a little insight.. Like many people, I didn’t know too much about the process a body goes through after death. 

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What do you do series #5

A short SDF series onWhat do you do when…. 5. Family Members Don’t Get On?   How to survive family relationships when dealing with death. So there is a death in the family, but some family members aren’t talking to each other.  Tricky !!  More than tricky, it can be

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What do you do series #4

A short SDF series onWhat do you do when….  4. when you need to organise a funeral?  So someone has died and you are the person who is responsible for sorting everything out.  Where do you start?  What do you do? When people contact me for funeral services, they often

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What do you do series #3

A short SDF series #3  What do you do when….  when you want a funeral without the huge expense?  There are many options for families needing to have a funeral.  In many cases, the expense is dramatically reduced with minimal input from funeral homes.  An example is having a private

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What do you do series #2

A short SDF series on What do you do when…. 2. when you are facing death? Seven steps to help you when are facing death. So you have been given the news that there is no cure?  That your death is inevitable.  How will you cope? How do you prepare?  How

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What do you do series

A short SDF series on What do you do when…. 1.  What do you do when you feel you just can’t cope.   Understanding the emotions surrounding death and dying. So it feels like you can’t cope dealing with the death of someone.  Your life feels like it is spinning out

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How Involved should you get?

How Involved Should You Get Helping With Your Loved One Who Just Died? That title ↑ seemed to go on forever.  Hopefully what follows explains it all. How involved should you be with a funeral?  Not the funeral service as such, but more with the person who has died.  In

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Talking Funerals

The other day, a person came to discuss funeral options. After an unpleasant experience last year when her brother passed away, she didn’t want to go through that again and was investigating other options. So, what happened with her? In brief, it was the usual suspects she experienced. The price

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