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    • Sprinkly
    • By Sprinkly 6th Aug 19, 1:18 PM
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    Direct cremations
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    • 6th Aug 19, 1:18 PM
    Direct cremations 6th Aug 19 at 1:18 PM
    Future funeral planning; has anyone used these more modern cheaper direct cremation services like pure cremation, express cremation, etc and what did you think of them ?
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    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 7th Aug 19, 9:42 AM
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    • Flugelhorn
    • By Flugelhorn 7th Aug 19, 3:25 PM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 3:25 PM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 3:25 PM
    I arranged direct cremation for a relative -
    basically hospital -> FD -> crematorium (with no-one from family there for commital)
    I later arranged a memorial service and interment of ashes.

    Whole process was very straight forward, suited our family and made juggling dates / travelling much easier, though did get some grumbling from some more distant relatives when they weren't "invited to the crem"
    • chesky
    • By chesky 7th Aug 19, 4:54 PM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 4:54 PM
    How much did it cost?
    • Flugelhorn
    • By Flugelhorn 7th Aug 19, 8:14 PM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 8:14 PM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 8:14 PM
    Just checked the invoice - the direct cremation was 1395.
    • force ten
    • By force ten 7th Aug 19, 8:25 PM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 8:25 PM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 8:25 PM
    co-op funeral care offer a cremation without ceremony service similar to the places you mentioned above

    price can vary a little bit depending on location so best check with your local co-op funeral care for correct price
    • Sprinkly
    • By Sprinkly 8th Aug 19, 8:39 AM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 8:39 AM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 8:39 AM
    Apologies didn't realise I'd posted this in the wrong thread ��
    • Large Daisy
    • By Large Daisy 16th Aug 19, 5:34 PM
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    • 16th Aug 19, 5:34 PM
    large daisy
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    • 16th Aug 19, 5:34 PM
    I use a direct cremation for my mum earlier this year. cost 1,500. The funeral directors were lovely, went through everything just as for a normal funeral. Rang me with the date and time mum would be cremated. Went to pick her ashes up when they called to let me know. They told me most funeral companies wont do these because there is no money in it. Hope this helps others.
    • Sprinkly
    • By Sprinkly 10th Sep 19, 3:11 PM
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    • 10th Sep 19, 3:11 PM
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    • 10th Sep 19, 3:11 PM
    I was looking at Simplicity Cremations anyone used them? They appear to offer 3 choices and appear to have good reviews might check them out!
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 10th Sep 19, 5:03 PM
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    I've only got another 4 months to pay on my cremation.

    Obviously I won't be posting a review.
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