The Attended Simple Funeral
Our innovative Simple Funeral option provides you with everything you will need for an attended funeral at a more affordable price.
At Haynan Funeral Directors we support our local communities in Gravesend, Medway and Dartford, including all of Kent, Sussex, Essex and London. Our most frequently requested service option is our Simple Funeral Service which enables you to have a personal funeral with complete understanding of proceedings along the way while maintaining the personal touch, care and expertise you would expect. That is our promise to you.
What is a Simple Cremation or Burial Service?
Our Simple Funeral offers a short, personal service for your loved one. They will be driven to the crematorium at a date that is convenient for you in one of our chauffeur driven hearses, to be reunited with their family and friends; then traditionally carried into the chapel by our team of experienced pall bearers; whereby you will be able to say your goodbyes with a simple funeral service and music chosen by you. You may or may not decide to provide flowers for the service, or you could ask for donations to be made in their name for a charity that is meaningful to you.
This is not a Direct Cremation. For more information on an unattended Direct Cremation, click here
*For the Simple Funeral option, we do ask that a minimum of £1200 be paid before the day of funeral. This covers the cost of the vehicles, crematorium, ministers/celebrants fee and doctors fee's where applicable. An invoice with the full breakdown of service costs and additional selected costs will be presented to you upon arrangement. The remainder of the invoice is required within one month of funeral completion.
It is important that you understand what is included and what isn't with this option:
→ Completion of all required documents and liaising with third parties.
→ Provision of all funeral director services to make the funeral arrangements
→ Bringing your loved one into our care, within a 50 mile radius
→ Care of your loved one in our state of the art facilities
→ Provision of a simple, yet beautiful coffin
→ Chauffeur-driven hearse and all required personnel including a minister/celebrant
→ Doctors fees
→ Crematorium fees
→ Cremation at one of your chosen crematoria
Speak with one of our experienced arrangers for more information on a Simple Funeral.
When should I contact you?
Once a medical professional has verified death and you are ready to do so, you can contact us via telephone or using our online form, where we will be able to assist you 24 hours a day. We will require some basic information, such as the date of birth for the deceased and the location of where the person is resting. We will attend no matter what the time or location, to ensure we support you in your time of need.
You are always welcome to contact us should you have any questions related to prices or procedures to our Simple Funeral Service or other enquiries.
Other Services we offer
Unattended Direct Cremation: Our Direct Cremation service is our 'service without attendance' option. This is becoming a more commonly chosen choice, especially since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information on if this could benefit you and your family, click here
Full Traditional Funeral: This option will open your choices to a more traditional, full and comprehensive service. As with all of our services - everything is included in the price. This choice will benefit that saving more so, and provide a larger and more comprehensive package. More information here
Types of Funerals
There are different types of funerals to choose from, there is no right or wrong way to do them, just the way that feels best. They might be religious or non-religious, large, or small and intimate.
Help & Advice
There are a number of practical things that you need to do, along with the funeral arrangements themselves. We will make it as clear and easy for you as we can.