West Moors Funeral Directors

On average, a funeral can take anywhere from one day to two weeks to plan, depending on your loved one’s needs and wants, and where you are, personally, in the grieving process. No two funerals are exactly alike, which is why it’s important to work with West Moors funeral directors you can trust.

At O’Hara Funeral Directors, we pride ourselves on the level of care and respect we give to each family we work with. Our dedication is, of course, also to the care and respect of the person who has passed on. The funeral industry has far too often become just that – an “industry”, with over 600,000 occurring in the UK each year.

We believe it’s important to take the “industry” aspect out of funeral planning, and bring back the personal side of it. That’s why we offer a variety of options for our services and hold ourselves to a level of professionalism that is seen in everything we do.

With that in mind, if you’re looking for independent funeral directors in West Moors, you have come to the right place.

What Services Are Offered?

Again, no two funerals are alike. This is an overwhelming time for your family, so we are here to make sure your loved one is honored in the way they would want, and the way you think is best.

We offer both burial and cremation services in West Moors. Cremation is becoming the more popular option, but, burials can also take place at a local ground or through your loved one’s parish. Services can be either religious or non-religious, depending on the deceased’s preferences.

When it comes to cremation services, we can walk you through options regarding what to expect from the crematorium. If some family members are not able to attend a service, we can work with a crematorium that allows for a webcast of the service to be held, so no one is left out.

After the decision has been made about burial or cremation, we will work with you to plan the actual service. This process includes things like:

  • Music
  • Readings
  • Speakers
  • Floral arrangements

We hold ourselves to a standard of professionalism and personal dedication for every service, which is why we go above and beyond standard procedures. While each funeral is different, there are a few things you can expect from O’Hara, including:

  • Appropriately-decorated facilities during the service
  • Our staff outfitted in signature navy blue
  • The use of our modern, silver fleet of Jaguars

Our traditional funeral services include:

  • Private ambulance for removal of deceased to our funeral premises
  • Hygienic care of the deceased
  • Arranging and conducting the funeral arrangements.
  • Providing choice of coffins, including fittings and linings.
  • Obtaining all necessary forms and documents required by the authorities.
  • Making necessary arrangements with the chosen Minister.
  • Use of Private Chapel of Rest
  • Use of our silver grey hearse for the funeral.
  • Any other items will be itemised on the funeral account

It is important that all of our clients experience the very best from start to finish, so you feel confident that you’re putting together the service your loved one would have wanted. Any of the items listed above can be adjusted to fit your needs and wants, and we are happy to talk about costs and while offering advice on how to move forward with each area of the service.

What to Expect After the Service

As of 2016, over 75% of people in the UK preferred cremation over burial. But, many people opt for their ashes to be buried so loved ones have a place to visit for years to come.

With that in mind, it’s important for you to consider that the funeral itself is only part of the process of handling a loved one’s death. After honoring their life with a beautiful service, why not create something that will last for centuries, like a memorial stone?

At O’Hara Funeral Directors, we work exclusively with the stonemasons from Williams Monumental Company. The memorial you choose for your loved one should be a reflection of who they were and how you believe they should be remembered. The team at Williams will be able to guide you through the memorial process, and you can even visit their showroom to see examples in person.

If you’re looking for a more personal way to keep your loved one’s memory alive, talk to us about fingerprint jewelry. A scan of your loved one’s fingerprint can be engraved onto anything from a pendant to a picture frame. This option allows you to keep them close to your heart, but it is also a sentimental gift option for other family members and close friends.

Going Through the Grieving Process

As family funeral directors in West Moors, we understand that no matter the situation, losing a loved one is hard. While we provide all the care we can, we understand that the grieving process is different for everyone.

The good news? You don’t have to struggle with the loss of a loved one alone. Your mental and emotional health is extremely important. While planning for a funeral can be distracting for a time, there will likely come a point where you face the realization that your loved one has passed, and there is no reason for you to get lost in your grief.

That is why we offer SAIF Bereavement Care at O’Hara Funeral Directors. This is a service that is offered through certain funeral homes that are also members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAF).

Grief is a natural process after losing someone you love, but if it starts to feel too overwhelming, SAIF Bereavement Care offers a variety of services that can help you to get through the grief process in a healthy, productive way. These services include:

  • A free telephone helpline with a staff that can provide information, advice, or just an ear to listen
  • Email support
  • Up to six free sessions of counseling either face-to-face or over the phone/FaceTime, depending on your area

While you might be in charge of planning a funeral for your loved one, don’t let your own emotions and feelings be ignored. If you need help to get through this, feel free to reach out for it. Even after the funeral itself is over, that doesn’t mean your grief is done. In fact, it’s after the funeral service that people typically start to allow their grief to set in when things go back to “normal”. There is never a wrong time to reach out for help, and our SAIF Bereavement Care is here for you at any time.

Pre-Planning Funeral Services

In addition to putting together funeral services (and beyond) for those who have already passed, we are also happy to work with you now if you are interested in preplanning your services. Why is this a good option?

There are many benefits to pre-planning your own funeral. While it might seem a bit difficult and overwhelming at the time, you are ensuring that you will receive the service you want and you’re taking away a heavy burden from your loved ones, who will be grieving once you pass.

Pre-planning your funeral can include anything from choosing the music you want to decide if any special readings will be recited. We can cover everything from floral arrangements to where you would like the service to be held. This is the time when many people also decide whether they would prefer cremation or burial, and it even gives you the opportunity to pick out your own memorial stone, so you know exactly what you will be getting.

Pre-planning your funeral services is a great option if you’re a couple, as it will help to alleviate the burden from one of you if the other passes first. No spouse should have to think about planning a funeral and everything that goes with it after losing the person they love most. By planning the service together for both of you, the living spouse can take the time to grieve properly without having to deal with the “business” aspect of a funeral.

Planning a Funeral in West Moors

As stated above, at O’Hara Funeral Directors, we believe in the highest forms of respect, dedication, and a personal approach to every service we provide. This is more than just an “industry” to us, it’s a way to help people get through some of the hardest roads in life, and we take pride in that.

If you’ve recently experienced the death of a loved one in West Moors, please don’t hesitate to contact us to begin funeral preparations or if you need advice or guidance on where to begin.

Alternatively, if you are interested in preplanning your funeral services or memorial, we are happy to meet with you to do so at your earliest convenience.

What we do ?

OUR FUNERAL SERVICES

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Burials & Cremations

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Donations & Obituaries

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Funeral Planning

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SAIF Bereavement Care

Providing a range of services to bereaved people over the age of 18.

Memorials

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Legacy Jewellery

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What we do ?

OUR FUNERAL SERVICES

For a more detailed look at our Funerals Services please use the links below

Burials & Cremations

Choosing a Burial or Cremation is an important part of the funeral process.

Current Funerals

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Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Pre-arrange your funeral with our popular Funeral Planning service.

Funeral Products

Giving families more choices in remembering a loved one. 

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