Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Cremation Around three quarters of all funerals in the UK are now cremations. They can work out slightly cheaper than a burial, particularly as the funeral service can be held at the crematorium itself, which is increasingly popular for non-religious families. Your loved one’s ashes will be ready for collection after […]
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Written by Claire Robertson: Lilies are symbolic of death but the strong associations with the Christian faith (purity, holiness and innocence) might mean that you’re looking for an alternative bloom to feature in any floral tributes for a humanist funeral ceremony. Humanist ceremonies, generally speaking, are a celebration of the life of the deceased and […]
Written by Gareth Coles It is my absolute pleasure to announce that James Rogers is a Good Funeral Awards 2017 Finalist in the category of Funeral Arranger of the Year. James has 15+ years’ experience in the funeral industry, and has been a Funeral Director for over a decade. He joined the Coles Funeral Directors team […]
Written by Claire Robertson, Office Manager While we never forget those bereaved as a result of a traffic incident, August is an especially poignant time to remember all those who have been killed or injured on our roads. It may interest you to understand why August was chosen as the awareness month, and the driving […]
Written by Director Gareth Coles On Saturday, I had the privilege of being asked to join a panel of industry experts at Cardiff Bereavement Services’ Open Day at Thornhill Crematorium and take questions from local people who wanted to understand a little bit more about funeral services and the death care industry in Cardiff. For […]
If your family is anticipating the loss of a loved one, or has recently said goodbye, you might consider joining us at Cardiff Bereavement Services’ Open Day at Thornhill Crematorium on Saturday 15th July (10am – 2pm). The idea behind the Open Day is to help dispel any misgivings you may have about the cremation […]
Although we cannot predict our death, we can regain a sense of control by pre-planning or pre-paying for our funeral. Pre-planning your funeral enables you to have all of your wishes met by personalising your funeral to your taste as well as taking the stress and burden away from loved ones at an already difficult time. […]
We are delighted to announce that after much deliberation we have chosen ‘Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity’ as our official charity partner. The new partnership will initially be for 12 months and we hope to raise at least £3000 for around 100 hours of Roald Dahl specialist nursing for seriously ill children in and around Cardiff & […]
An interview with Coles’ Director Gareth Coles