Direct Cremation

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Our Direct Cremation is our most cost-effective funeral service and offers an unattended cremation, which is suitable for those who do not want a formal funeral service or ceremony.

As with all our options, your loved one will receive the highest standard of care from our skilled and professional team. We’ll care for them at our Chapel of Rest and they’ll be taken to a local crematorium of our choice by private ambulance.

There is no ceremony to attend. You’ll be unable to visit your loved one while they are in our care at our Chapel of Rest or attend your loved one’s cremation.

What's included:

  • Our full professional services, including making all necessary arrangements, taking care of official documentation, advice and guidance on certification and registration
  • Collection of your loved one within a 30 mile radius of any of our funeral branches in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, and care for them in one of our Chapels of Rest (24-hour freephone careline service)
  • Dressing of your loved one in a simple gown and making preparations for their cremation
  • A basic coffin and transportation to crematorium by private ambulance
  • Cremation
  • Return of your loved one’s cremated remains to your local East of England Co-op Funeral Services branch for collection
  • Ongoing support from our team of expert bereavement counsellors

Price: £1,375

What's not included:

  • Visiting your loved one whilst they are being cared for at one of our Chapels of Rest
  • Family members or mourners attending your loved one’s cremation
  • Choosing the date or time of your loved one’s cremation. You won’t be advised of the date of the cremation until after it has taken place
  • Any changes to the services listed above, including changes to your loved one’s coffin or the clothing they wear at the time of their cremation
  • Additional products and services, such as limousines, flowers and order of service
  • Embalming of your loved one, however can be purchased separately
  • Collection of your loved one, if over 30 miles from one of our branches in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, additional charges will apply

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