Direct Cremations

Direct cremation at Durham, Sunderland or Hartlepool Crematoriums. 

What are direct cremations?

Direct cremations are a simple unattended cremation, your loved one is treated with all the dignity and respect you would expect from Delanoy Funeral Services.

There is no funeral service, however this does not mean you cannot choose your own way of remembering your loved one in a place or time that suits you. 

If you choose to have a memorial service at a later date we can help arrange this for you when the time is right. 

Whats included in direct cremations?

Bringing the deceased into our care

Cremation fees and costs, care and preparation of deceased

Coffin of your choice, transportation to the crematorium 

Any doctors fees, collection of the ashes

Online tribute post on social media, enabling you to share memories and accept charity donations (where possible if your charity is listed, please ask for more details)

Cortege with hearse passing your home, enabling you to say your last goodbyes optional.

Unfortunately with direct cremations, you cannot choose the date and time of the cremation  or visit the chapel of rest and deceased. 

We are here to talk you through each step of the way and all the options available to you, please call for more information. 

During times when you cannot be there

At times when it is not possible to attend the funeral service, we also offer other services to help you reflect and say your goodbyes. We can arrange for the hearse to pass your home and for family and friends to say their final farewells. We can also create beautiful funeral notices for social media where friends and family can leave their condolences.


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