Funeral directors perform a unique and indespensable role in our society.
It is a role that is part vocation, part profession and part trade. The funeral director must always be available in time of need and provide emotional support, expert advice and practical help.
The Funeral Directors at Bungard Funeral Directors will help you cope with the varying emotional reactions to bereavement – grief, bewilderment, indecision, anger – and support you through this most difficult time.
Our funeral director’s sympathetic ear is all the more valuable because he is dealing with the practicalities of the funeral. He will listen to you as you decide what sort of funeral you want. He will inform you about the types of funeral available, the types of service, the forms to be filled in, and the funds available. Our Funeral Directors are up to date with the changes in Social Fund regulations relating to funeral payments. We know how to repatriate a body to and from abroad, deal with different ethnic and religious groupings. We will advise on the special legal requirements relating to the Coroner, and on where and when the death must be registered. We also advise on and place death notices in local and national newspapers.
On a strictly practical side we will, of course, remove the deceased from the place of death to a place of rest, where you may view if they wish. The deceased will be cared for until the time of the funeral. All forms will be completed and all charges paid in connection with the funeral on behalf of the client. Negotiations will be conducted with the minister and a mutually convenient time for the funeral arranged. Transport will be arranged for the mourners if necessary. Flowers and hymn sheets can also be provided. We are responsible for the overall supervision of the funeral itself and always be available from the time of death to the ceremony and afterwards for help, support, guidance and comfort. We do a 24-hour-a-day job. Unlike other professions, there are no get-out clauses: once we have promised a funeral at a given time and a given place, then we must deliver, regardless of circumstances. the funeral itself must be carried out with split-second timing. In taking instructions from you, we commit hundreds of thousands of pounds of equipment and time without any checks on credit worthiness, and with an absolute commitment to deliver.