Decisions to be Made

Decisions to be Made

Ask yourself these questions and discuss them with your family. It may seem like a lot to organise, but keep in mind we are here to help you.
  • Will there be a burial, cremation or entombment?
  • Will the funeral ceremony take place at Rankins chapel, a church, graveside or crematorium chapel?
  • Who will lead the funeral? Clergy or Celebrant
  • What coffin or casket is most appropriate?                                                                                                                                                                                             This is a very individual choice and Rankins has a very large selection from which to choose.
  • Which sort of music will be there? 
    Songs of your choice can be played on a CD or Rankins can organise  an organist, violinist, bagpiper or musician of your choice.
  • Will there be viewings, cultural prayers, Rosary or private goodbyes?
  • How will the deceased be dressed?
  • Your choice of floral arrangements.
  • Should there be a newspaper notice? 
    An effective way to inform family and friends of the funeral detail. 
  • Will there be a eulogy and/or readings?  
    Will they be read by a clergy, celebrant, family or friend?
  • Do you require mourning stationery? Prayer cards?
  • Will there be donations to charity in lieu of flowers?
  • Will pallbearers be the Rankins team or family members and/or friends?
  • Where will refreshments take place?
    Rankins is happy to provide catering in our home or yours.
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