Albery And Redstone - Okehampton Funeral Directors

Direct Cremation

We can offer Direct Cremation Funerals for anyone wishing to choose this option. This type of funeral has become more popular in recent years as a more affordable option when compared to a Traditional Funeral Service.

This is exactly the same service that is advertised by large corporations that you see advertised on TV, but unlike them, your loved one is not conveyed across the country to one of their crematoriums. Your loved one is kept locally, cremated locally, and looked after and cared for by local people.

As a small local independent family business in Okehampton, Devon, we feel it is important to provide information to help you better understand what a Direct Cremation means. This will help you make an informed decision so that it is the right choice for you and your loved one.

We use dedicated Crematoria within Devon.

Why Choose Albery & Redstone Funeral Directors?

Our Direct Cremation option is comparable in price to larger funeral companies but offers a far more personal service. You and your loved one will receive the compassionate, caring, trusted, and professional support we are well known for.

What is a Direct Cremation?

A Direct Cremation is where your loved one is conveyed to our premises in Okehampton to rest, prior to their cremation. There is typically no funeral service or mourners in attendance at the time of the Cremation.

Is Direct Cremation a good idea?

In many cases, a Direct Cremation can be a good option, but you need to think carefully about whether the option of not holding a funeral service is right for the bereaved family and close friends. A funeral service whether religious or not is an important part of the grieving process and plays a role in accepting the death of a loved one.

Can you attend a Direct Cremation?

Direct Cremations are not usually attended by family or friends. However, a small number of mourners may attend the crematorium for 10-15 minutes to witness the committal, however, this will incur an additional charge. We can discuss this with you further should this be your preferred option.

How much does a Direct Cremation cost?

Our Unattended Direct Cremation option costs £1,595.

What does our Direction Cremation option include?

We make all necessary arrangements for the cremation on your behalf and provide professional advice.

Funeral arrangements can be made either by phone or by visiting our premises at 15 East Street, Okehampton.

Conveyance of the person who has died into our care within a 25-mile radius (distances further than this may incur additional charges)

Dignified care of the person who has died

Payment of Crematorium fees and Doctors fees on your behalf

Dedicated Crematorium Locally within Devon

Provision of a suitable coffin

Provide appropriate staff and a suitable vehicle to convey your loved one to the Crematorium

You may attend our premises when the coffin leaves to pay your respects if you wish

Online obituary  via our website

Online donations via our website Obituary page

Collection of ashes from the crematorium if so wished

Should you wish to discuss this further or gather information regarding the full range of options we can provide, please call us for a no-obligation chat on 01837 55299.

A mooving funeral can really help your herd say goodbye

Whether it’s a comforting hug, listening to a favourite song, or reflecting on the impassioned words of a bereaved son or daughter, coming together to remember matters.

Today, many people are deciding that they want to do things differently.

Some are opting for a type of funeral that denies friends and relatives the chance to pay their respects.

That’s okay. It’s important that people have choices.

But as caring professionals, it’s also our responsibility to ensure people fully understand all available options and the various implications.

A funeral without your herd just isn’t the same.

Contact Okehampton Funeral Directors, Albery & Redstone for further information