FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Goodridge-Milford will be able to answer any questions you may have about your funeral arrangements. We have also put together some answers to the most frequently asked questions below to help you.
Frequently asked questions
Can family members/friends carry the coffin at the funeral?
Yes, but please contact us so we can make arrangements and ensure it is safe for you to do so.
Can we visit the deceased to pay our last respects?
Yes, you will be able to visit the deceased at any time you wish.
Can we request donations to charity in place of flowers?
Yes, we can accept donations on your behalf and ensure they are forwarded to your chosen charity.
Can you help us to arrange catering?
Yes, if you’d like us to help with the catering arrangements we have a number of contacts we can use for this.
What can I do with the ashes after cremation?
It is your choice what you do with the ashes after the cremation has taken place. They will be returned to you after the service in an urn. You may wish to scatter them in a special place, keep them at home, or purchase a grave. Please speak to us for further information about these options.
How soon after the funeral can I put a headstone on the grave?
It is recommended you wait at least six months to ensure the ground is firm enough so that the headstone doesn’t sink.