Funeral Directors in Camden

Camden Funeral Directors

When a person dies and you are finding it difficult to focus there is a single person that can help you arrange a funeral.

Funeral Costs in Camden

Paying for a funeral in Camden doesn’t have to be expensive and yet can usually still include most of the things you wanted.

Camden Funeral Plans

The average funeral cost in 2017 is just shy of £4,000 which means that most people might not be able to afford one – hence funeral plans being one solution.

Guide to Funeral Plans, Costs, Wills in the Camden Area

Camden, London funeral guide

Mark Brown Co-founder of FuneralGuide.co.uk

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I am very sure that hundreds of thousands of people each year would find it enormously difficult to organise a funeral if it wasn’t for Funeral Directors. We lose focus, dither and tend to depend on people around us for support, hardly surprising.

Funeral directors are able to assist individuals and families of all faiths – whether you identify as Jewish, a member of the Church of England, Catholic, or Hindu. As such, they are also able to contact priests, deacons, or any other preferred religious leaders.

Essentially they can help you deal with the planning of the funeral and all the legal aspects. From registering a death and receiving a Death Certificate, to using the same document to lease a final Camden burial plot and grave or start arranging a humanist funeral.

Come the end you will have organised the basics and drilled down on cost and essentials. While they will help you plan, issue a public Death Notice and organise flowers and choose a casket, their service will cost more than doing it yourself.

How much does a Funeral in Camden cost?

Camden funeral planning

The total amount of money spent will differ depending on the type of materials, the extent of service and how elaborate the arrangements. If on the other hand costs are not an issue, another option could be a full blown ceremony, memorial and everything you would like.

Religion will have a bearing on each aspect you can personalise.

But for the most part, a standard funeral will involve the cost of the Funeral Director’s arrangement fees, the cost of a Celebrant and the person delivering the service, the hire of Religious venue, cost of cremation or burial plot and the choice of casket, coffin and or urn.

Additional items that may hike up the cost are the materials used in the making or urn or coffin and furnishings used, flowers, hiring bearers, the type of transportation used in a funeral procession and whether any catering will be required.

Funeral director fees tend to be straightforward and typically do not exceed more than a few hundred pounds. The services performed by the funeral director are listed above. The fees will primarily be documented through the use of check boxes that you may tick off throughout the planning process, the coffin or casket may cost you from several hundred to several thousand pounds.

There will be additional costs if a celebrant. pallbearers, flowers & catering are required, and whoever holds the funeral service for you. So if cost is an issue, consider both cremation vs burial as well as the time and grieving process also.

I'm Over 50: Can I Get A Funeral Plan in Camden?

In the modern era, many people now take the time to plan for their death as part of a range of financial products that they receive and take out during their life time. You will either pay a lump sum or a series of payments over many years.

If you do not have a large estate that is debt free when you pass, relatives may struggle when it comes to paying for your funeral. Creating a will gives you the opportunity to provide your family or loved ones directly with clear-cut instructions on how you wish to finance your funeral, whether through your estate or a pre paid funeral plan.

A Funeral Plan is an easy way of paying for a funeral in instalments over a period of a year or multiple years. Or you can simply pay the costs of the funeral in advance and leave the organisation of the service to family and friends.

Without a doubt you will be saving your remaining estate some money, it may be a considerable amount depending on the amount of time between final payment of the funeral plan and the time of your death. Whether monthly for years or a few years, you can pay for a funeral in advance, organising as little as much as you want.

What's the best way to get a will written?

Unfortunately, many people do not think about this until it’s literally too late. Wills have been used for thousands of years, you may be required to have one in the case of financial obligations. The legal document will list who gets what, when and what amount, there are no downsides and you can always make changes along the way.

Inform about investments or cash in accounts and could involve personal items such as furniture, jewellery or cars. Undoubtedly a Will serves as a document to answer all your relatives’ questions. Wills may also establish permission of local authorities to issue control of an estate to a single person or solicitor after an individual has passed away, as long as it is not contested.

You can appoint an Executor that might be a close family relative, a friend or a solicitor. Upon your death, they will be informed and they can begin enacting the contents of the will.

This maybe the sale or distribution of property, the settling of debts and bills and informing people of your passing. A will comes highly recommended regardless of your situation and for many indisputable reasons – your estate, family, mortgage obligations, etc.

Crematoria in Camden?

Camden crematorium

In appearance, crematoriums tend to physically resemble churches in that they possess seating for the congregation and an elevated stage for the Celebrant.

A Crematorium is a building which houses a reception area, can hold a congregation and provide a full religious funeral service just as you would expect from a Church. A crematorium may be cheaper than a Church service, mainly due to the inherent costs of a Camden burial.

A celebrant will be used, hymns can be sung and after people will gather to read notes on flowers and talk to the bereaved and family and friends that turned up.

Coroners

Coroners are professionals that may be called to inspect a body if local authorities – as adjudicated by the local police force – have deemed a person’s death to be suspicious or due to an unknown cause.

Therefore if a death occurs and a Police Doctor or Hospital Doctor if natural death, cannot ascertain a cause of death, the Coroner is caused.

Through inspection, or an autopsy, the coroner will be able to determine the cause of death, if the body should be preserved, as well as if the body may be released to the family for burial. In cases where an autopsy is performed, religious practices will typically be observed as far as it is appropriate under the circumstances.

Morticians

In the United Kingdom, the duties of a mortician – also known as a mortuary technician – involve attending to the body itself rather than any other aspects of the funeral planning process. The range of jobs include that of a Mortuary Beautician through to Forensic Pathologist – the ability of preparing the body is one that has to be carried out carefully and respectfully, as each religion and family have individual wishes. As well as assisting with legal cases as directed by a Coroner, the body will most likely be embalmed too.

Burial Sites in Camden

The method of interment chosen will be decided upon personal preference or as guided by the faith the deceased believed in – some religions allow cremation others only allow cremation and some only burial.

The religion or personal preference may dictate which method is used, a burial can take place in a cemetery or woodland or open field if a Humanist or Green funeral.

Some families in the UK who have lived in an area for generations have family burial plots at their local Church and Graveyard – this allows people to return and pay respects annually or whenever they miss their Mum, Dad or significant other. Similar to a traditional burial, loved ones may also prefer the ashes or urn to be buried -Camden burials tend to be favoured by those who wish to be able to visit their deceased loved one at a designated burial space.

Choice of Casket, Coffin or Urn

Burial in Camden

These are the vessels in which a body will find its final resting place.

In either instance, most if not all will require the body to be cremated within the confines of a coffin or casket. Urns come with almost as much choice in decoration and style as coffins.

The difference between a casket and a coffin lies in its build. What’s the difference? The distinctions are that a coffin has tapered ends that slope inwards at the head and the feet and have a six sided top, usually hinged and open entirely when offered for viewing. A casket however has only four sides and will have a split top, enabling one half of the casket to be open for viewing.

Although coffins and caskets may be decorated – the latter is often the choice for many people. Both can be made of different materials and suitable for Humanist and Green burials -it is typical for a coffin to be used for cremation and both can be made from green materials for a Humanist or Green burial.

Cemeteries & Graveyards in Camden

Cemetery in Camden, London

These of usually the grounds of a Church or religion building of faith, they will be the final resting place of the deceased.

A family would remain in a town for generations – today, not so much, from one end of the country to the other end of the Planet. To be able to book a burial plot you will need a Death Certificate and local authority permission for burial.

In return you will receive a graveyard plot number that corresponds to a certain area and location, the term life of a plot is not forever and is usually on lease or for a set period -this exempts family plots and Mausoleums or Tombs which tend to be renewed as each century passes.

Camden Obituaries

Obituaries serve as the customary means of publicly announcing an individual’s passing as well as details of the funeral.

Camden death notices

There is a more detailed version which can accompany or be separate, this is an Obituary, it is similar to a Eulogy except in print form.

Instead of trying to figure who may wish to be notified, it is much easier to list an Obituary in several newspapers where the person grew up, lived long periods or in workplace magazines: Details you may include are place of birth, date of birth, place died and age -information about their career, personal achievements and characteristics and often the time, date and location of the funeral.

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"After my father passed without any arrangements, I had to sort everything out, it was difficult. I quickly decided that I didn’t want to leave my kids with that kind of burden. Now, I pay a small monthly amount and it’s such a relief..." -  Steve Bailey, Hertfordshire