Funeral Directors in Bideford & Ilfracombe

Floral tributes

The gentle beauty of flowers expresses your personal remembrance and brings comfort to the bereaved.

Donation to charity

If donations are requested in lieu of flowers we will accept and list donations on your behalf and forward

them in due course to a charity of your choice.

Cremated remains

At the time of making funeral arrangements, it is not always easy to realise the emotional benefit that is gained after the funeral by having somewhere to go, a place that you and your family can go back to,knowing that loved one is there.

It has only recently been acknowledged that simply having a relative's cremated remains scattered or buried in a garden of remembrance does not assist the healing process after the funeral.

Today most cemeteries and crematoria that are administered by local councils offer the facilities of small graves that can be purchased solely for cremated remains.

These "cremated remains" graves can be visited by your family allowing you to pay your last respects and mark the grave with a headstone.


Memorials

At the time of making arrangements for a funeral, it is not always easy or necessary to determine what your future memorial requirements will be. In the case of existing memorials, it will probably be necessary to remove the headstone from the grave prior to the funeral.

When the funeral has taken place it can take some months, depending on the condition of the ground, before the grave will be ready to take the headstone or a new one.

During this period of settlement, it is recommended where possible, that the Monumental Masons remove the memorial back to their yard for safe keeping. This also reduces costs in the longer term should the memorial require additional inscriptions.


Take care with that final gift

A memorial is not just a marker erected over a grave to remind us of the name of the deceased, it is a lasting symbol of remembrance, a tribute to a life now ended and perhaps a final gift to someone dearly loved.

Choose a design and material to meet the regulations of the cemetery or churchyard, harmonise with the surroundings, and choose a suitable inscription to withstand the weather. (Remember, perhaps, a possible future inscription in matching lettering). When comparing prices, make sure that the size, style of lettering and all fees have been included. Take extreme care and check thoroughly any inscription spellings. The layout is usually left up to the stonemason.

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Contact Details

Address:
1 Abbotsham Road
Bideford
EX39 3AF
or
20-21 St Brannocks Road
Ilfracombe
EX34 8EQ
Tel:
01237 477222/ 01271 865222
Email:
enquiries@braddicksandsherborne.co.uk

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