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Direct Cremation in Carmarthenshire

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Organising a funeral is an important task. It is the last thing you do for a loved one and you will want to make sure it aligns with their wishes. 

 

For this reason, direct cremation is becoming a popular funeral option, as it gives you autonomy to plan a service that truly reflects the life of the person who has died. 

 

To provide you with more information about direct cremation in Carmarthenshire with Harbour, we have put together the following guide. We hope that you find it useful.

 

But what is direct cremation?

 

At most traditional cremation funerals, the coffin disappears behind a curtain following an elaborate and attended service. In many cases, there is a lack of flexibility around the service and it can end up being an impersonal affair.

 

In contrast, a direct cremation keeps the cremation and any attended service separate. The cremation takes place privately, without mourners in attendance. This leaves the family and friends of the deceased free to hold their own completely personal and bespoke service at a time that suits them. 

 

It is common for people to arrange a service to remember their loved one after the cremation so they can incorporate the scattering of the ashes. This works for those with religious and non-religious beliefs as the service can be either religious or secular. 

 

What are the advantages of a direct cremation in Carmarthenshire with Harbour?

 

Besides giving the family of the person who has died the flexibility to organise their own ceremony, a direct cremation with Harbour offers other benefits too. For example, Harbour’s price for a direct cremation in Carmarthenshire is £895. This represents considerable savings compared to the average cost of a cremation in Wales at £3,586.

 

Moreover, Harbour aims to make the funeral arranging process as stress free as possible for you. By calling our team, we can understand your needs and preferences and begin making preparations on your behalf. You can reach us on 0800 133 7961 or send an email to [email protected].

 

A number of services are included in our low-cost £895 price, and there are no additional fees or upfront costs. For instance, we will drive to any hospital or mortuary in Carmarthenshire to collect your loved one. We will then take them to our Carmarthenshire crematorium where we will prepare them for the cremation with a simple, British-made coffin. 

 

Harbour is 100% carbon neutral, using sustainable materials wherever possible and our environmentally-friendly coffins are no exception.

 

Furthermore, Harbour conducts the direct cremation itself. You will be informed of the time and date in advance in case you would like to mark the occasion at home. Unfortunately, it is not possible to attend a direct cremation in Carmarthenshire with Harbour because we maintain our low prices by not hiring out the accompanying chapel.

 

Our cremations usually take place early in the morning and they are always private and individual. You can rest assured that our high quality service guarantees a dignified send off for your loved one. 

 

Finally, you can opt to have the ashes scattered in our Carmarthenshire crematorium’s quiet Gardens of Remembrance.

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Additional extras with Harbour

 

In addition to the services included in the £895 fee, there are also a number of other options you can add. For example, if you would like to receive the ashes at home, we can arrange them to be hand-delivered to any address in Wales or England for an extra £91. They will arrive in a wooden urn adorned with an engraved nameplate.

 

Harbour can also arrange for any battery-powered implanted devices, such as pacemakers, to be removed before the cremation. This is mandatory before any cremation. It costs £100 for a medical professional to certify any necessary removals.

 

For a more complete list of additional services, please refer to the section on our What’s included page.

 

How do I go about arranging a direct cremation in Carmarthenshire with Harbour?

 

We recommend that you begin preparations for a direct cremation in Carmarthenshire with Harbour by simply giving us a free call on 0800 133 7961. Our knowledgeable team will find out more about your preferences and can begin planning the direct cremation straight away. Likewise, you can also get in touch via email at [email protected]

 

Registering the death

 

There is one crucial responsibility that you must take care of before a funeral can go ahead. This is to register the death, ideally at the registrar closest to the location where the person died. You can find the nearest registry office here. We have also written a list of registrars in Carmarthenshire below. 

 

For more information about what you need to do when someone passes away, you can find a comprehensive guide here. We have also written more precise instructions for when someone dies in a hospital, at a care home, at home or in a hospice

 

It is not always your responsibility to register a death, however. For instance, if the cause of death is unknown or there are suspicious circumstances involved, a coroner may be called. Where this is the case, the coroner will register the death on your behalf. 

 

Harbour can communicate with the coroner for you if we are your chosen funeral director. Just provide them with our contact details and we will make the necessary arrangements. We have also written a list of coroners in Carmarthenshire below. 

 

If your friend or family member dies in hospital you will still need to register the death. Many hospitals have a bereavement team to assist you under such circumstances. Please find a list of hospital bereavement contacts in Carmarthenshire below. 

 

Registrars in Carmarthenshire

 

Carmarthenshire Registrar 

Phone: 01267 228210

Address: Carmarthen Register Office, Parc Myrddin, Richmond Terrace, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1HQ

Email: [email protected] 

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4:30pm

 

Pembrokeshire Registrar 

Phone: 01437 775176

Email: [email protected] 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm excluding bank holidays

 

Coroners in Carmarthenshire

 

The Carmarthenshire Coroner 

Covers deaths in both Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Address: Coroners’ Office, North Wing, County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP

Phone: 01437 775001.

Email: [email protected] 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am to 1pm excluding bank holidays

 

Hospitals with bereavement teams in Carmarthenshire

 

Glangwili General Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 01267 235151 (ask the switchboard for bereavement service)

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 3:30pm excluding bank holidays.

Deaths that occured at this hospital are registered with the Carmarthenshire registrar.

 

Prince Philip Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 01554 756567 (ask the switchboard for bereavement service)

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 3:30pm excluding bank holidays.

Deaths that occured at this hospital are registered with the Carmarthenshire registrar.

 

Withybush Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 01437 772347

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 3:30pm excluding bank holidays.

Deaths that occured at this hospital are registered with the Pembrokeshire registrar.

 

Morriston Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 01792 703114 or 01792 703327

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 3:30pm excluding bank holidays.

Deaths that occured at this hospital are registered with the Swansea registrar.

 

Singleton Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 01792 285818

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 3:30pm excluding bank holidays.

Deaths that occured at this hospital are registered with the Swansea registrar.

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