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Independent Funeral Directors
Serving Dorset for over 110 years

At Douch Family Funeral Directors, we offer a range of funeral services in Dorset to suit different beliefs, budgets and personal requirements. Our funeral arrangements are tailored to the requests of the person who has passed or the loved one looking after the service.

We provide many types of funeral services, including, cremation services, non-religious funerals, unattended funerals, cemetery burials and woodland burials. We also have private chapels for a quiet, respectful place to reflect and grieve.

When you call us to arrange a funeral service, we’ll need to know some preliminary details. Our respectful and experienced team may discuss several details, such as, whether your loved one has died at home, in hospital or in a private nursing home. We’ll then help you decide where the body should rest before the funeral. Many opt for our private ceremony rooms due to the peaceful and dignified environment they provide.

We’ll also arrange an appointment either at our office or at your home, or a friend/relative’s home to discuss the funeral arrangements. This gives you the opportunity to meet your funeral director to discuss any details or requirements you may have.

Considerations for the funeral arrangements will include whether to opt for cremation service or burial, an appropriate date for the service, type of service (religious or non-religious), music, obituary notices for press announcements, floral tributes, and transport to and from the church/burial site/crematorium. We ensure full transparency regarding funeral service costs and details. View our funeral packages and prices for more information or contact us to discuss further.

It’s important to check if the deceased made a will and you should consult their solicitors to establish the deceased’s wishes regarding the funeral arrangements. The will shall also disclose the names of the executors or persons legally entitled to deal with the estate and any matters relating to taxation that may arise.

Our funeral directors will oversee the completion of the statutory cremation forms by the appropriate doctors and will contact the crematorium, church, or cemetery on your behalf to arrange the funeral service.

Relatives and friends often wish to visit the deceased person in the chapel of rest to pay their last respects before the funeral; we only allow this with express consent from the family.

For more information on how to arrange a funeral service, please get in touch with one of our funeral directors in Dorset today.

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