You might not like thinking about funeral planning but making arrangements now could save everyone – you and your loved ones – a huge financial and emotional burden later on.
Recording the wishes of your loved ones will help put them in control, letting them leave clear intentions and desires, and will ease the stress of anyone else having to decide what they would have wanted. Similarly, leaving your own plans will ensure your wishes are recorded and save anyone else the heartache of making decisions for you.
It also means fund can be set aside in advance, with plans and payment options available across Scotland.
These vary widely, but luckily a number of local funeral directors and bereavement specialists can offer help and advice to give you all peace of mind.
Frank S. McLean & Son Funeral Directors provides traditional professional funeral services for the community. Although established in 1900 they know that the 21st century needs new attitudes to meet new demands, and so they introduced Simply Cremated. This service from Frank S. McLean and Son provides an easy, cost-effective alternative to a traditional cremation service.
This low-cost Direct Cremation (priced from £1450.00) allows for fuss-free, economical funerals with no loss of respect for your loved one. Frank S. McLean and Son recognize that a funeral is an important event demanding compassion and a sense of occasion, and always bear this in mind. They cut no corners; respect, care and simplicity are their watchwords.
They’ll help guide you through all the necessary documentation 24/7. Their specialist vehicle will transport your loved one in a simple coffin, and they’ll contact you when the ashes are available. There is no viewing and a non-attendance cremation, of which Frank S. McLean & Son decide the date, time and place.
It’s simple, respectful and economical – a service provided by experts. You can then conduct a personal celebration of your loved one’s life, anywhere and anytime after cremation has taken place.
Dignity owns over 800 funeral locations and operates over 45 crematoria in the UK, and offer a range of Prepaid Funeral Plans allowing clients to arrange and pay for their funeral in advance.
They continually invest in their staff, premises and vehicles to ensure clients and their loved ones receive the highest standards of care in both client-facing areas and behind the scenes.
Funeral Directors are there to help clients every step of the way during their time of need, providing a caring and expert service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They strive to set the highest standards for funeral services, facilities and care.
As a collection of the UK’s finest Funeral Directors, they’re honoured to serve their local communities with expertise and uncompromising compassion.
Diginity colleagues at Gordon & Watson and Aberdeen Funeral Directors are ready to help you talk about your funeral options, so you get the send-off you want.
Thank Evans, created in January 2000, aims to offer a helping hand to expectant and new mothers, providing them with well-earned breaks at one of the most hectic times of family life. They’ve been expanding and improving ever since, and now cater to families in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire requiring childcare.
They offer provision for both full and part-time nannies and parents’ helpers, as well as providing staff for creche and nursery positions, and aim to provide a friendly and helpful service. Due to the unique way they work, they can take on the responsibility of all areas of employment, including PAYE, contracts, insurance and ongoing training and support.
Since October 2003 they’ve been registered as a Childcare Agency with the Care Commission, who regulate and support them, ensuring that they offer all clients the same high standard of service.
Understanding the emotional and distressing time a funeral day can bring, Thank Evans now cover Funeral Care in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Enchanted Florist Aberdeen specialises in providing affordable funeral tributes personalised to your loved one.
Each order is undertaken by Rachael with a fully personalised service from start to finish, which is reflected in over 240 five star reviews on their Facebook Page – Enchanted Florist Aberdeen. Funeral work is Rachael’s true passion in life and each is treated as if for a member of her own family.
Whether it be providing a personalised beer bottle tribute, snooker table, photo frames or incorporating something that your family member loved, they strive to provide something unique and affordable to all.
Casket sprays, wreathes, love heart tributes, cushions, pillows, sympathy bouquets, posy pads, mixed flower baskets, infant tributes, gates of heaven, and all others provided. All flowers are hand delivered direct to the place of rest at no extra charge.
The Inn at the Park Hotel, Restaurant & Function Venue is located in Aberdeen city, within easy distance of parks, shopping, scenic beaches, nightlife, theatres, cycling tracks, and a short drive to Royal Deeside, historic castles and the stunning Scottish countryside.
It is a family friendly establishment (kids menu available), dog friendly with a beer garden, free wifi and customer parking. They bar and restaurant offers delicious food from a varied menu and it honours a tradition of using locally sourced and freshly cooked ingredients.
The team has put their heads together to create a hearty menu; one customer favourite is “Big Ronnie’s Burger”, a chargrilled beef patty served in a brioche bun with Cajun ‘slaw, smoked cheese, BBQ sauce and Cajun fries.
They also hold funeral teas with packages between £7.25 and £9.95 per person, which would include sandwiches, biscuits, home bakes, soups, tea & coffee. They can cater for any number of guests up to 120, in either the restaurant or function room.