Dorset Funeral Directors

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do when someone dies?

When someone dies you need to get a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from a doctor, register their death and choose a funeral director to arrange their funeral. The Registration Office will give you a Death Certificate and Certificate for Burial or Cremation (GR021 in Northern Ireland).

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How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral depends on where you are in the UK and whether you choose a burial or a cremation. Natural burial is becoming increasingly popular, but can often be more expensive than burial in a traditional cemetery. The cost of coffins, flowers, catering and transport also varies a lot. There is also an almost unlimited list of options for personalising a service, such as professional funeral singers or a motorcycle-hearse. You can compare the price of funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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Crematorium
Cemetery
  • Bournemouth Crematorium

    Bournemouth, BH8 9HX

  • Poole Crematorium

    Poole, BH17 9BQ

  • Test Valley Crematorium

    , SO51 6AA

  • Salisbury Crematorium

    Salisbury, SP1 3JB

  • Southampton Crematorium

    Southampton, SO16 3NF

  • Winborne Road Cemetery

    Bournemouth, BH3 7AB

  • North Cemetery (Bournemouth)

    Bournemouth, BH8 9HX

  • East Cemetery (Bournemouth)

    Bournemouth, BH7 6JB

  • Kinson Cemetery

    Bournemouth, BH11 8HA

  • Poole Cemetery

    Poole, BH15 3LN

  • Wimborne Cemetery

    Wimborne, BH21 1EX

  • Godlingston Cemetery

    Swanage, BH19 1QQ

  • Ludgershall Cemetery

    Ludgershall, BH24 1AJ

  • Ringwood Cemetery

    Ringwood, BH24 1NH

  • New Milton Cemetery

    New Milton, BH25 6RR

  • Milford Road Cemetery

    New Milton, BH25 6PW

  • Hillview Cemetery(Wareham)

    Wareham, BH20 6AB

  • Sway Cemetery

    Lymington, SO41 6EB

  • Lymington Cemetery

    Lymington, SO41 9JH

  • Brockenhurst Cemetery

    Brockenhurst, SO42 7UB

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Crematorium
Cemetery
  • Bournemouth Crematorium

    Bournemouth, BH8 9HX

  • Poole Crematorium

    Poole, BH17 9BQ

  • Test Valley Crematorium

    , SO51 6AA

  • Salisbury Crematorium

    Salisbury, SP1 3JB

  • Southampton Crematorium

    Southampton, SO16 3NF

  • Winborne Road Cemetery

    Bournemouth, BH3 7AB

  • North Cemetery (Bournemouth)

    Bournemouth, BH8 9HX

  • East Cemetery (Bournemouth)

    Bournemouth, BH7 6JB

  • Kinson Cemetery

    Bournemouth, BH11 8HA

  • Poole Cemetery

    Poole, BH15 3LN

  • Wimborne Cemetery

    Wimborne, BH21 1EX

  • Godlingston Cemetery

    Swanage, BH19 1QQ

  • Ludgershall Cemetery

    Ludgershall, BH24 1AJ

  • Ringwood Cemetery

    Ringwood, BH24 1NH

  • New Milton Cemetery

    New Milton, BH25 6RR

  • Milford Road Cemetery

    New Milton, BH25 6PW

  • Hillview Cemetery(Wareham)

    Wareham, BH20 6AB

  • Sway Cemetery

    Lymington, SO41 6EB

  • Lymington Cemetery

    Lymington, SO41 9JH

  • Brockenhurst Cemetery

    Brockenhurst, SO42 7UB

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Latest Verified Reviews

Linda Ivatts 2021-04-20 09:11:36

Wonderful first class service from everyone involved in the planning and preparation of my father's funeral. With a special mention for Philip. Thank you for your calming support and superb expertise on making this service absolutely perfect.

Robert Griffiths 2021-04-19 06:24:26

Wonderfully kind and very professional. Philip was a constant source of guidance and help and very caring. The whole team worked seamlessly to provide a lovely send-off to our late mother.

Kathryn Mellis 2021-03-29 09:03:42

I cannot recommend Nicholas O’Hara’s highly enough. They have supported me and my family through the funeral planning process with great professionalism, care and compassion. Nothing was too much trouble and I never felt rushed or under pressure to make decisions.  They accommodated all our wishes and made my husband’s funeral everything that we wanted for him. 

Savas Ersahin 2021-03-26 13:33:53

Neil and George Scott really were amazing! Neil was so polite and helpful from the moment we started speaking! Having spoken with several funeral directors prior this was not always the case! The funeral was the perfect send off and all went as planned! Thank you so much for making such a difficult time in our families lives that much easier to cope with! The Ersahin Family! All the best

Josephine Potts 2021-03-26 13:32:02

From first contact to the cremation the service was seamless.  Rory was very professional, he has a lovely manner and made me feel that he was holding my hand throughout the whole process.  I would happily recommend them.