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Our Traditional Funeral Service. Burial or Cremation



Call us in Park Gate to discuss plans for your loved one's funeral on

01489 420 006 or 07515 429 777

Customised funeral services

We try and accommodate every family that we meet, and as every family is different, so will be their requirements. So as no funeral is ever the same, nor are the costs. To give you some idea as to what the costs will be we have given some inclusive options below as a guide for you. And because we are independent of any large corporation or co-operative and have no share-holders to satisfy we can be flexible and work within a certain budget if needed. Please ask and we will help all we can to accomodate you. We never turn a family away or credit score your application for funeral services.

The options below are meant as a rough guide as to the styles of funerals we are able to provide.

The level of service remains the same, whatever style of funeral you choose to have. Our commitment to the highest care for the deceased and their family is of paramount importance to us and nothing short of absolute.


Please do not hesitate to call us for an exact quotation for the funeral service you would like for your loved one.




This complete service provides for every aspect of arranging the funeral for your loved one. This includes but isn't limited to 24 hours, 7 days a week attention to fulfil your every requirement whether it be by telephone, at our office or in the comfort of your own home, advising you every step of the way with the choices available, the complete liaising with and acting on your behalf with the various third parties that become involved.

We will give you advice and arrange an appointment for you to register the death if required. We will communicate with all those concerned regarding legal matters including (if required) solicitors, coroners, the hospital or the doctor, and deliver any documentation needed to effect the funeral.

We will attend at the place of death within a radius of Hampshire (additional mileage applicable for out of county) and bring your loved one into our care where they will be looked after, cared for and everything prepared for you to come and say your last goodbyes at our Chapel of Rest by appointment if you so wish. On the day of the funeral we will supply all the necessary staff to carry out the funeral in a safe and dignified manner according to your wishes and provide the mode of transport requested which can be from a simple traditional victorian hand drawn bier, Mercedes motor hearse, motorcycle sidecar hearse or our beautiful horse drawn glass hearses.

We will set up for you an on-line memorial web page for you to help you remember and celebrate your loved ones life, for others to leave messages, upload pictures and make a donation to charity if one is chosen including the ability to Gift-aid your donation. Please browse our on-line memorial pages from our homepage.


There is an innumerable amount of choice these days to cater for all tastes from traditional woods, colourful prints, pure new wool, willow and wicker and even cardboard! Don't be afraid to ask, we can supply all types for all tastes. Click the "coffins" tab at the top of the page for more information. We can also supply coffin drapes, union flags or service or national flags.

Please ask.



Examples of Additional Options available to enhance the above are:


Ashes Burials

Ashes Caskets

Floral Hearse

Floral Tributes from our local florist

Memorial Stationary, designed by us and printed locally.


White Dove Release


The Victorian Style Horse Drawn Funeral Service. Burial or Cremation. From £3495 plus fees



This type of funeral contains all the elements of our Traditional Service but with the use of a Victorian-style, black or white glass sided hearse pulled by a pair of Belgian Black or white Lipizzaner horses and driven by an authentically dressed whip and groom. Your loved one will be taken to their final resting place in what is probably the most elegant means of transport available. This option is very much in demand from those with an equestrian background or by those simply with a love of horses or just for those wanting something that little bit special. Our glass hearses are modelled on the old Marston of Birmingham design and are built with modern day safety features enabling a safe and secure passage.



Direct Cremation Only Service from £895

A direct cremation includes only the basic elements needed for a cremation to take place. It excludes items such as limousines, memorial website, your choice of date and time of the funeral, donations administration, burials of ashes etc.


We will arrange to come and see to make the arrangements, bring your loved one into our care during normal working hours, provide a vehicle that will drive from our premises directly to Portchester Crematorium first thing in the morning at a date given tom us by the crematorium.

No attendance is permitted according to crematorium rules.