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Leave it to Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors

Lodge HomeBeing a Funeral Director is a calling. Not everyone has the capacity, nor inclination to be sure, to be able to withstand the needs of this particular type of work simply because, as you can well imagine, of the intensity of both the topics related to funerals, as well as the emotional aspects of the function. Certainly, it’s not a business where you will get repeat business either unless you are able to provide the service with the utmost professionalism, attention to detail under highly pressurised circumstances.  Lodge Brothers funeral Director is a family business with more than 230 years of experience with attending to the needs of the living and the deceased. Lodge Brothers’ funeral director East Horsley is personally and powerfully tied to the services which we passionate about providing.

Funeral Director Virginia Water treats each individual situation with the ultimate respect which is warranted when a family loses a member. As each life of each person is unique and beautiful, Lodge Brothers Funeral Director will stop at nothing to ensure that the funeral event, activities, and accessories are managed in a way that holds true to the person who was and the people whose lives are changed forever as a result of their presence. When it comes to a funeral event, planning is everything. As in any event, without planning, things will not go smoothly. And so it our business to make sure that even when the event has not been properly planned for, that in the end all of the necessary aspects are executed as if they had been. It is only because of our deep passion for the function that Lodge Brother funeral directors are privileged to provide.

At the end of each funeral, it is the funeral directors position to provide closure for the family seamlessly and silently so that when the family leaves at the end of their long and emotionally draining event, there are no stones left unturned and no effort not achieved, ensuring that events of the day have been performed to perfection. Being a funeral director is a calling because it is not something that people without respect for humanity and life can achieve. It takes a special type of person to be able to do what is required and Lodge Brothers across the UK have an extended family who you are looking for to help your family through their emotional time.

More and more people are looking for ways to celebrate the lives of the deceased in a way which shows the world, one last time how special they were and how much they were loved in life and now in death. Lodge Brothers provide options that will meet the needs of any religion or culture. Be it a traditional funeral or modern style funeral that your family is looking for to best mark the day, Lodge Brothers is proud to be able to provide you with the best funeral you could wish for. Lodge Brothers professional funeral and cremations services create a meaningful, memorable and personal funeral day that honours the deceased.

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A fine memorial to wish them goodbye

Benjamin Franklin, wrote in 1789 that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This is something that is very difficult to dispute, even to this day.

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This unadulterated truth may well be the case however something that does not have to be as prescribed, is the way in which we celebrate the life of a person when the time comes to bid farewell.

As a child, I was told that my parents felt that I was old enough to go to my grandmother’s funeral which was held in a catholic church which my grandmother fellowshipped during her later years. The church was fairly modern in design, with an unusual flat room, large and interesting stain glass windows filled the room with light; a modernised pulpit took center stage on a slightly raised platform. It was my first funeral and I had no idea what to expect. My grandmother was presented in a closed casket in the middle of the room, towards the front. Her casket was covered in flowers and stood pronounced in the room. It was the first time I had seen a casket and morbidly wondered what it must be like inside one. Those attending were quiet and sombre, despite the pretty colours streaming in through the windows. The hymns were slow and laboured and the priest played his part as he held his censer below the narrowing plate with one hand, allowing it to swing freely. This image is etched in my mind but so is the feeling of complete disconnect I felt.

Death may be a certainty but the type of funeral you chose, does not have to be. Traditions are beautiful and very much required as a part of society to help bring us together in community to mark the special events which punctuate our lives. When it came time for me to bid farewell to my own mother, I knew that there was another way to go about celebrating her life, which is what I know she wanted.

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With the help of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors, I was able to replace the sombre memory I had of my grandmother’s passing but choosing an alternative funeral for my mother. When it comes to thinking about it, there are many ways in which you can say “I love you” one more time at the funeral of your loved one. Traditional funerals are often being replaced by original funerals which are far more personal and individual funerals as the life of the person you are saying goodbye to. Lodge Brothers have extensive experience assisting families with special funeral requests and will also provide you with various alternate ideas for the day. A funeral is always sad but can it can also be beautiful, simple, sentimental and heartfelt event that can give you peace of mind knowing that you have celebrated someone’s life in the most respectful and positive way possible.

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Commemorative funerals to celebrate a beautiful life

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The passing of a loved one can have a devastating effect on those left behind, especially when the passing is unexpected. Even when the loss is somewhat expected, resulting from a long-term or prolonged illness or disability, nothing can really prepare someone for the day when they receive “that” call.

Sometimes, families have the chance to be with their loved ones at the moment of passing, which can leave them with a sense of peace after the event, knowing that they were by their side in their last moments. However, not everyone is able to experience the last moments with their loved ones and see them pass peacefully on. No matter how it happens, nothing quite prepares a person for the finality of the event.

How and when this happens is not something that anyone is able to ultimately control however what we do have control over is how we chose to remember our loved ones and how we say farewell to them. Everyone is an individual, and when starting to arrange a funeral, there is no greater respect than giving them the farewell that matches how they chose to live their lives. Your loved one can be released in a way that is as original as all of our personalities.

How we say farewell, is not only a reflection on how our dearly beloved wanted to be remembered but so too is it a chance for loved ones to show one last time, just how much that person meant to them. It is a healing rite of passage for the family and the friends who will miss the departed and now struggle with how to imagine their lives without that special person. Having a ceremony at the end of a life, is as much about the living as it is about the departed. Celebrate your loved one by making reference to their hobbies, interests, and career or life experiences and show them how much you respected their life, in other ways such as choosing a modern coffin, using a particular colour theme or dress code for the day, choosing particular music that your loved one enjoyed, or providing photographic displays at the wake.

Historically, funerals are highly ritualised and traditionally aligned to religious ceremonies as formal and earnest in nature. More and more people chose to celebrate life rather than focus on the loss itself and are looking for ways to help them express the love of life that they so keenly feel when someone’s life is lost. Lodge Brothers understand how important a bespoke funeral can be and treat all funerals with the exact level of respect that is required at the end of someone’s life. Lodge Brothers also understand that as different as we are all are in life, is the case in death and offers many ways for families who prefer non-religious or ethnically diverse ceremonies. Regardless of race or religious beliefs, Lodge Brother staff will guide you through the process to help you achieve a ceremony that is right for you and your deceased loved one. If you prefer a non-religious service, it can be arranged for a Humanist or Civil Celebrant to officiate at the funeral.

Whichever way that Lodge Brothers can help you at this important time, is exactly what you can expect to receive, speak to them about how to celebrate the life of your loved one with an alternative memorial.

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Professional and empathetic Funeral Directors

Pre-Paid FuneralsAt a time when words really can offer little comfort, the best thing that a person can experience is to be surrounded by people who they can trust and who will take on some of the weight of the world which they may be carrying. When going through a stressful period in one’s life, it can become difficult to do the small things and making decisions, whether about the big or the small issues, can seem equally insurmountable. When the worst things in life happen, it often feels like it takes a village to deal with the repercussions – everything can become slower yet the time will fly, you may feel that you can do and say nothing right, despite your best efforts to keep a brave face on and take care of what needs doing. When you are the only one left to pick up the pieces and buck literally stops with you, how much of a relief would it be to know that you have someone to lean on? Anyone who has been in a dire situation in their lives knows that relief can come in small pieces and yet those small things will have the largest impact on your life at the time. When its not even day to day, but rather moment to moment, a person who can help you and lend you a hand is ultimately a gift.

Lodge Brothers funeral directors London knows too well what can happen to a person and families when their loved ones pass away, even if it may have been expected. Lodge Brothers funeral directors have stood beside families in their time of need and not just stood witness to but been involved in the hard times and part of the hard decisions.  When death visits your family, there are always decisions to be made, especially if there was no Will prepared. The logistics involved in planning a funeral at a time of heightened emotions, can be over-whelming.

Lodge Brothers has answers to all of your questions and can provide you with everything that you may need when it comes to laying your loved one to rest. Details which you may never have thought of will need to be addressed and its times like this when a compassionate, empathetic expert is invaluable. That is what the goal of Lodge Brothers is… to provide and succeed in helping to sort out all of the really hard decisions during a hard time. With so much experience and an in-bred family understanding of what it takes to be the calm in the storm, Lodge Brother funeral directors will not let you and your family down. Everything from Funeral arrangements and information, floral tributes, legal services, such as probate services, memorials and the Lodge brothers collection of Keepsake jewellery from your departed loved-one, are swiftly and seamlessly attended to in the manner in which your loved one would be pleased and of which you can be proud to hold safe in your memories.

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Funeral Flowers

Undertakers London are endeavouring to meet the growing demand for high quality floral arrangements.  They are continually expanding their range of services, which can now be purchased in their online shop such as floral arrangements.

As well as offering an extensive selection of floral tributes for funerals, they are now able to offer bouquets and floral arrangements for all special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter

For more funeral services London or more details on your local funeral directors London contact Lodge Brothers.

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Planning a Funeral

Q Why should I choose your funeral plan?
A Because the Funeral Directors listed are family owned and provide the highest standards of personal funeral service.

Q Are you regulated?
A We are Registered Providers with the Funeral Planning Authority and abide by their code of practice.

Q What are the other funeral expenses?
A They are fees paid by the Funeral Directors to other people, including Doctors, Ministers, Churches, Crematorium and Burial authorities.

Q What happens to the money I pay for my funeral plan?
A. All monies, including the Membership Fee, are paid over to the HSBC Trust Company (UK) Limited, the Custodian Trustee.

Q How can I be sure you will still be available when I need you?
A. The funeral is guaranteed by Lodge Bros. (Funerals) Ltd., established as Funeral Directors since approximately 1780.

Q What happens if I die whilst away from home (eg visiting family or friends on holiday or on a business trip)?
A. No problem. All plans cover transportation costs from anywhere in England and Wales to your selected Funeral Director.

Q Is the fixed price still guaranteed if I die before completing the payment instalment plan?
A Yes, provided the outstanding balance is paid prior to the day of the funeral.

For more information on funeral directors Londonfuneral services London and undertakers London contact Lodge Brothers.

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New Funeral Directors London

Funeral Directors London have now opened a new branch in Walton-on-Thames.

The new funeral home at 65 High Street, Walton-on-Thames will be managed by Robert Lodge, a seventh generation descendant of James Lodge who founded Lodge Brothers in 1780. He will be assisted by experienced Funeral Arranger Ann McMurray who is moving from the Lodge Brothers branch in Esher.

As undertakers London the new premises have been refurbished into comfortable & informal surroundings.  Part of which include a Chapel of Rest and a private meeting from for families to discuss funeral arrangements.  They provide all funeral services London.

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