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Making arrangements for a funeral

What to do when someone dies

We are privileged to be funeral directors, to stand in a sensitive position at a crucial time in the midst of your family and we are proud of our firms reputation and personal service which will help you through your time of need.

Arranging a funeral

On initial contact we will ask for preliminary details, if the deceased has died at home or in a nursing home and will advise the conveyance of the deceased to our private room of repose. We have modern refrigeration which removes the need to embalm in most cases. Asking us to look after a member of your family is an honour and we will do our best for your loved one whether you wish to visit the deceased before the funeral or not. At a time and place to suit the family, we will arrange the funeral to a standard that meets the requirements of all those concerned.

Costs and Charges

The funeral account itself is divided into the Funeral Directors' charges and the disbursements. These contain our professional fees and overhead costs, which include the provision of a 24-hour a day service, our personal attention in making all funeral arrangements and arranging documentation and necessary personal attendances, the conveyance of the deceased to our private room of repose and the use of the same until the day of the funeral. A verbal or itemized written estimate will be given.

Hearse and Limousines

The hearse with chauffeur and sufficient bearers are also an essential part of our service. Limousines and chauffeurs are charged for separately so the family is not charged for something that they may not need or want. The charge for limousines, which normally carry up to six mourners, are fully inclusive to cover transport from the address at which your family requires to be picked up locally, to the funeral service, place of committal and drop off at the reception or back home following the funeral.


Disbursements are essentially fees paid out on your behalf, i.e. doctors' fees where appropriate, Crematorium or Cemetery fees and ministers fees etc. If you require a written estimate this will detail approximate costs of any disbursements. Having no direct control over these charges they may be subject to slight variations. These costs can then be settled by one single payment by the estate. Two cremation forms are signed by two different doctors. We take care of these, pay for, and list them on our account. They are not required when the death is referred to the coroner or in the case of burials.

Cost: Who is entitled to help

If there is not enough money to pay for the funeral and you or your partner are getting a low income benefit you may get a funeral payment from the Social Fund.

This includes: There is also a bereavement payment and bereavement allowance if your spouse or civil partner has died and your under state pension age. This payment is dependent on National Insurance contributions.

For further information on funeral payments please click here
Contact Details
The Old Stable
51 Bridge Street,
Keighley, West Yorkshire
BD22 7PX

Tel: 01535 643233

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Lyndon M. Leeson