Preparation of the deceased for viewing

Hygienic treatment and attendance to the deceased are also considered to be very important by our company. The last time you saw a loved one may have been a distressing memory, perhaps in hospital for the purposes of identification.

In any event we believe that in asking us to look after a member of your family, you would like to know that the best could be done for you and your relatives, and whether you want the coffin open or closed.

You may choose from our extensive range of funeral gowns or you may indeed wish for your loved one to be dressed in his or her own clothes. Supplying us with a recent photograph of the deceased is not essential but preferred so we may match their appearance in life as best we can.

If a death occurs then please feel free to contact us at any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Call your local branch during office hours and use our FREEPHONE number out of hours - 0800 17 42 20.

Hatfield (head office)

Tel: 01707 262122

Knebworth & Codicote branches

Tel: 01438 815656

St Albans branch

Tel: 01727 899066

Welwyn Garden City branch

Tel: 01707 391808


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