Settling Funeral Expenses
Your funeral director is responsible for ensuring the
smooth running of the funeral service.
An important aspect of this responsibility is arranging payments
on your behalf for the purchase of all goods and services
associated with the funeral. These services might typically include
cemetery plots, cremation fees, floral tributes, funeral notices,
catering services, clergy and musician fees.
By arranging for all expenses to be itemised on one account,
billing is kept as convenient as possible. Our own services will be
detailed on the same invoice.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card. If the
person who has died held a bank account with sufficient funds to
cover funeral expenses, the funeral director's account can be
presented to the bank for direct payment.
Although during a time of sadness it may seem awkward to talk
about costs, open and honest discussion is necessary during the
planning stages of the funeral. It is important to balance
emotional decisions with practical common sense. When your funeral
director addresses the issue of funeral expenses during the
planning stage of the funeral, they are acting in your best