You may feel overwhelmed by the decisions you have to make; at Hubert Swainson, we see it as our role to take this stress from you, advising on options and then carrying out your wishes and helping with your funeral arrangements.
Choice of Caskets
We can provide a wide choice of caskets and make recommendations to you. These include a variety of woods, handles and linings. We are also able to offer environmentally friendly options. Our on-site workshop is used for the preparation of coffins and all the woodworking requirements of the service we provide.
Orders of Service
An order of service can be printed to guide mourners through the funeral. We are able to produce these for you or if you wish to make these yourself, we can distribute them at the service on your behalf in helping with your funeral arrangements.
You may wish to have a record of those attending the service. We distribute cards for completion as mourners gather at the funeral and collect these after the service, delivering them to you in due course.
Choice of Vehicles
Our vehicles include an Insignia Hearse & limousines, available for all funerals as required. All our vehicles are kept in immaculate condition, as befits their purpose. We can transport mourners to the service and onwards to a venue of your choice. Where requested, we are also able to arrange for a horse drawn hearse, motorcycle hearse or any other transport requirement.
Flowers & Donations
If you would like to arrange flowers, either for the casket or for the funeral venue, we can recommend local florists to you. The deceased may have wished for donations to be given to a specific charity at the funeral in their memory. We provide a box for these collections and pass the money directly to the charity on your behalf, informing you of the value of the gift.
If you wish to arrange refreshments for after the service, we are happy to make suggestions as to appropriate venues. As a Harrogate firm, we are well placed to advise according to your requirements for numbers, location and price.
If a burial has taken place, we can assist with the selection and erection of a memorial stone at the graveside. If your loved one is cremated, we can arrange for a plaque to be placed in the garden of remembrance at the crematorium of your choice. The ashes of the deceased can be delivered to your home if you wish to scatter them yourself, or we can scatter them on your behalf in the garden of remembrance.