Mementos, Music and Flowers

mementosUsing carefully chosen mementos at a funeral service can enhance the significant aspects of a person’s life, and help to create a very personal atmosphere at the service. Photos and flowers add to the ambience.


We will try to help you make the funeral a true reflection of the person that is being remembered. There are numerous ways to individualise the service and can include such things as:

– candles
– flags, sporting memorabilia
– RSA involvement, poppies, ‘The Last Post’
– balloons, butterflies, doves
– bagpipes
– photo-boards
– guard of honour

Some unusual mementos we have used in the past include:

– tractors , trucks
– vintage cars
– motor-bikes, bicycles
– boats


musicMusic speaks to our hearts – especially at a funeral service.

The music you select and the way that it is used helps to set the emotional tone of the service. Music can be played from a family CD or other electronic format, or from our extensive collection. Choirs, singers and soloists can also be arranged for a service if you wish.



We can arrange flowers for the funeral, on your behalf, using a professional florist. Alternatively you are welcome to use a florist of your choice or to provide your own flowers.

For the casket spray, families will often choose a favourite flower, or a combination of flowers and colours. A single flower or a bunch tied with ribbon are a simple alternative to a more formal arrangement. 

Some people include items that personalise the floral tribute; these sometimes include items such as vegetables, sports equipment or fabric butterflies.