Planning a funeral is, without a doubt, one of the most difficult things you’ll have to do in your lifetime. At a time when all you really want to do is grieve and process your recent loss, it feels impossible to have to think about coffins, flowers and transportation. That is why, if you’re based in Wakefield, Pontefract or Barnsley, you should look no further than Normington & Sons for your funeral service needs.
Bespoke funerals in Wakefield
With a genuine understanding of the difficulties of the grieving process, along with a compassionate and dedicated team of staff, Normington & Sons will be there for you every step of the way as you plan to say goodbye. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week in case you need advice, want to make last-minute changes, or even just need someone to talk to when it all gets a bit much. If you are unable to pay us a visit for whatever reason, we are happy to come to your home to ensure that the planning process goes as smoothly as possible.
On top of their devotion to providing you with empathetic emotional support, Normington & Sons offer a wide range of services that allow you to plan the funeral that your loved one deserves. Whether you’re looking for a religious or non-religious ceremony, a traditional burial, an eco-burial or a cremation, Normington & Sons can help. We want to ensure that every last one of your loved one’s wishes are fulfilled, so we will make sure to tailor the details of service exactly to your requirements, including flowers, music, transportation, jewellery, headstones, and more. In this ultimate guide, we’ll cover exactly what you can expect if you chose Normington & Sons as your funeral service provider.
Traditional burials and cremation services
A big part of planning a funeral is deciding whether you are going to have a burial or a cremation. If your loved one did not express their wishes before they passed on, it can be a very hard and upsetting decision to make. While we cannot make the choice for you, here at Normington & Sons we will gladly help you consider your options. We will also discuss any costs that you need to factor in a way that is realistic. Here are the main factors we consider when it comes to choosing between a burial or a cremation:
● Traditional burials – coffin options, transportation options and the route they will take to the service
● Cremations: date and time, arranging family visits to the location, transport options
Coffins and urns
normington & Sons supply a beautiful range of traditional, modern and eco coffins. With our wide selection you get the opportunity to choose a cask that best reflects the wonderful person your recently departed loved one was. If you’re struggling to pick, our staff are on hand to help you make a decision that feels right. We have four ranges to choose from: classic and traditional, artiste, signature and stateside – all varying in style and price point.
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If you’ve opted for a cremation ceremony, we also have a selection of bespoke urns, all of which can be viewed in the brochures linked above.
Eco burials and coffins
In recent years there has been an increase in requests for funeral services that are environmentally friendly. Eco burials minimise the effect a burial has upon the environment by ensuring that as little as possible is introduced into the earth. This could mean that the material of the coffin is changed, or that the body is not embalmed. Eco burials are a meaningful option if your loved one lived their life in accordance with sustainable principles or felt particularly connected to nature.
In Wakefield, Normington & Sons have previously fulfilled a variety of requests to provide a more environmentally conscious service to clients. We want you to tailor all aspects of the service to your liking, and eco burials are no exception. Here are just a few of the ways that you can personalise your eco burial with Normington and Sons:
● A burial as close to the upper soil level as possible
● Biodegradable tributes to be added to the coffin
● Caskets that are made from sustainably grown and harvested wood
● An embalming-free burial
● Much more – please do not hesitate to ask
We’ve been in business since 1957, so it’s safe to say that we have a strong connection to the local community. Whether you’re based in Wakefield, Barnsley or Pontefract, an eco burial can be a meaningful way of paying respect to the resting place of your loved one whilst also paying tribute to their life.
Memorials and headstones
Saying goodbye to someone you love is incredibly hard, but it could help to channel your grief into keeping their memory alive. Personalised memorial stones are a great way to honour the life of someone who was special to you. At normington & Sons, we work with talented stonemasons who can craft and engrave a beautiful headstone in honour of your loved one. We can offer various materials, including natural stone, marble and granite, to ensure that the finished product is just what you envisioned. Our team will work collaboratively with you to help you design something truly special.
There are an array of funeral car options available to you here at normington & Sons. This, like everything else, can be customised to reflect the character of your loved one, for instance, a motorcycle hearse or a classic horse-drawn carriage. These are just a few of the modifications we can make to your transportation:
● The colour of the vehicle
● Non-standard arrival and departure times
● Large vehicles, like vans or limos
● Religious or cultural adjustments
Regardless of your choice, planning your funeral transportation with normington & Sons guarantees that your loved one will have a safe and respectful journey to their final resting place.
Flowers are a beautiful way to personalise a funeral service and pay tribute to the life of the deceased. Over the years we have made connections with a number of regional florists who can provide numerous options, including posies, wreaths and hearts. We start by finding out more about who your loved one was and adhering to any special requests. We then work with the florist to create a personalised product that meets your expectations. We can also help with the transportation of the flowers, whether that be to the funeral itself or to your home.
Commemorative jewellery can be a real comfort to the bereaved. normington & Sons can help preserve the memory of your loved one through a piece of unique memorial jewellery. We have an extensive selection to choose from, including but not limited to:
● Bracelets, rings and earrings
● Engraved jewellery
● Resin gems to preserve ash or hair
● Urn pendants
If you have any particular requests, our team will do their best to include them in your special piece.
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If you want to play an active role in arranging your funeral, reassuring you that your final wishes will be fulfilled, Normington & Sons offer comprehensive funeral plans. These prepaid plans give you the option to take some of the pressure off of your family and friends when it comes to their period of mourning after your passing. You are in total control every step of the way – from deciding between a burial or cremation, to the smaller details like flowers and headstones. Our plans are comparatively affordable, and are benefited by our payment schemes, which let you choose if you want to pay a small amount each month or in one lump sum. We can work with your family to ensure that any additional payments fall within their budget, regardless of the funeral plan you’ve chosen.
Normington & Sons: Tailored Funeral Services in Wakefield
If you’ve recently experienced a bereavement, Normington & Sons are here for you. Established in 1957, we offer bespoke, personalised funerals in Wakefield at an affordable price.
With over 60 years of experience serving the local community, we are proud to have handled a diverse assortment of special requests from clients, with nothing considered too much of an ask. We work with you every step of the way to ensure that the service you envision to commemorate the life of your loved one is realised. From deciding between the type of burial or cremation you want, to picking out flowers and transportation, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll have a helping hand from an empathetic, dedicated team of professionals.
If you live in Wakefield, Barnsley or Pontefract, don’t struggle through funeral planning alone during your time of grief: let Normington & Sons shoulder some of the responsibility and help you plan a meaningful goodbye. Please feel free to
contact us to get started.