Donations and tributes

  1. Our Prices

    We would like to be transparent with our prices.  The example below for a simple funeral is a guide for you. Please get in touch if you would like a no commitment  estimate for a funeral with additional elements to the simple one outlined below.

     

    A simple funeral will cost £1,850 (plus disbursements/third party costs) and includes;

     

    • A meeting at your home or the funeral home to discuss the funeral and to go through the documentation.
    • Taking your loved one into our care before the funeral within normal working hours.
    • Same sex care are and dressing of your loved one.
    • A simple coffin, nameplate and all fittings.
    • A chance to visit your loved one at the funeral home.
    • Putting the funeral arrangements in place including booking the funeral in for a time that suits you and your family (subject to crematorium and cemetery availability). Liaison with third parties such as the GP, coroner, funeral leader, cemetery , crematorium.
    •  Four pall bearers and the funeral director to support you on the day.
    • A hearse that will transport your loved one directly to the crematorium or cemetery.
    • A unique webpage with a tribute, the funeral details, maps, and donations information for you to share with guests.
    • Advice, once we know a little about you, on choices of minister, humanist or celebrant to lead the service. Or alternatively advice on leading the service yourselves.
    • All of the above within a 20 mile distance from Chorlton, Manchester. Additional miles will be a bit extra.
    • Returning the ashes to you.
    • Advice on support after a loss.

     

    (Note; Children’s funerals are free)

     

    Disbursements/Third Part Costs

    Additional costs are the disbursements also known as third part costs. These  include things like the crematorium or cemetery fee, minister/funeral leader fee and doctors certificates. We do not add anything to these costs.

    Typically a crematorium is £650-£900

    A new grave in a cemetery £900 – £2,900

    Doctors fees (for cremation  and if the coroner isn’t involved) £164

     

    You might want to add other elements to the funeral. Additional costs for a funeral that is less simple might include;

    A different kind of coffin such as Yorkshire wool, willow, bamboo, seagrass, cane or cardboard. Or a different kind of traditional coffin.

    A fee for arranging a service in a religious building or secular venue prior to the  cremation or burial.

    Limousines or people carriers for family leaving from the family home.

    A different kind of hearse such as the VW Camper Hearse, Silver Hearse, Morris Traveller Hearse, Motorbike Hearse etc.

    Taking your loved one home prior to the funeral.

    Distances over 20 miles.

    Collection of your loved one out of normal working hours.

    Additional bearers to the four provided.

    Visiting your loved one outside normal opening times.

    Flowers.

    Printed orders of service.

     

     

    We can also offer advice and support for families wishing to do DIY funerals also known as family led funerals for a fee. 

     

  2. Joyce Rainbow

    Photo: Joyce Rainbow

    12th October 1931 – 30th November 2018

     

    Much loved sister, aunt and friend.

     

    Joyce’s funeral will take place at St.John’s Church, Old Trafford on Tuesday 11th December at 11.45am followed by a committal at Manchester Crematorium.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Service. Tel; 0161 969 6690

  3. Lawrence Perrins

    Photo: Lawrence Perrins

     

     

    12th May 1958 – 15th November 2018

     

    Loved and loving husband of Wendy, brother of Mary and Joe and valued friend.

     

    Lawrie’s funeral will take place at St.John’s Church, Chorlton at 11am on Monday 3rd December followed by a committal at Manchester Crematorium.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel; 0161 969 6690.

  4. Ron Williams

    Photo: Ron Williams

     

     

    9th February 1932 – 14th November 2018

     

    Much loved husband of the late Mue, dearest father of Mark, Jane, Lisa & Anne, loving grandad of Dayna, George, Ted, Emma, Laura, India, Sam & Ryan, beloved brother of Pat.

     

    Ron’s funeral service will be held at 12pm on Friday 30th November at Altrincham Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for The Stroke Association. There will be a donations box at the crematorium or donations can be sent directly to the funeral home. Please do not feel like you have to wear black.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings. Tel; 0161 969 6690.

  5. Kathleen Gow

    Photo: Kathleen Gow

     

    23rdSeptember 1926 – 9thNovember 2018

     

    Much loved wife of the late John, dear mother of the late Peter, beloved nonna to Elinor, Alex, and James, great-nonna to Finley and friend. Formerly of Gloucester.

     

    Kathleen’s service will be held at 12.45pm on Monday 26th November in the Cyprus Chapel at Stockport Crematorium.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel; 0161 969 6690.

  6. Jenni Hardy-Rooney

    Photo: Jenni Hardy-Rooney

    29th August 1948 – 7th November 2018

     

    Loved and loving wife of Kevin, mother of Dion, Lee and Justin, step-mother of Claire and Jody, grandma of Gabi, Alyssa, Luca, Logan, Xavier, Jessica, Tamara & Alex.

     

    Jenni’s funeral will be held at Dukinfield Crematorium on Tuesday 20th November at 3.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Willow Wood charity. There will be a donations box at the crematorium or via Jenni’s Just Giving Page.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel; 0161 969 6690.

     

     

  7. Jan Hendrik Oldenburg

    Photo: Jan Hendrik Oldenburg

    8th October 1947 – 14th October 2018

     

    Loved and loving father of Jennifer and Luke, grandfather of Jacob and Oliver and dear friend.

     

    Jan’s funeral will be held at Manchester Crematorium, Chorlton at 3.15pm on Thursday 1st November followed by a gathering at Night & Day Cafe.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel; 0161 9696690.

  8. Rhoda Hobbs

     

    18th October 1940 – 8th October 2018

     

    Much loved wife of the late Jak, dear mother of Dawn, Julie and Glen, beloved sister, grandmother, aunty and friend to many people and animals.

     

    Rhoda’s funeral will take place at 3.30pm on Tuesday 30th October in the New Chapel at Manchester Crematorium.

     

    Please dress in whatever you feel comfortable. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Parkinson’s UK. There will be a donations box at the funeral.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings. Tel; 0161 969 6690

     

     

  9. Dan Wild-Beesley

    Photo: Dan Wild-Beesley

     

    6th September 1985 – 10th October 2018

     

    Much loved and loving husband of Jess, son of Maria and Michael, brother of Anna, and friend to many.

     

    Dan’s memorial will be held at 1.45pm on Tuesday 23rdOctober at

    Todmorden Unitarian Church, Honey Hole, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 6LE

    (Dan’s burial is just for family and will be before the memorial)

     

    Please wear bright colours. If you would like to make a donation in Dan’s memory please make it for Spring Hill Hospice. There will be a donations box at the church.

     

    For those coming on the train from Manchester there are trains every 20 minutes from Victoria Station. It’s a five minute walk. Once in Todmorden bear right down the hill (Rise Lane) on the main road go right about 200 yards then across the canal. At The Golden Lion Pub follow the building to the beer garden and then carry on across the road and up towards the church gates. There is a short steep driveway up to the church.

     

    For those driving there is no parking in the church grounds. Please either park on the roads around the church or Morrisons car park which is a couple of minutes walk away.

     

    If you’re in town early Kava and The Golden Lion are on the way to the church and both serve lovely food including vegan dishes.

     

    Access to the church will be from 11am for friends and musicians to set up equipment.

     

  10. Valerie Campbell

    Photo: Valerie Campbell

     

     

    16th July 1949 – 13th October 2018

     

    Much loved wife of the late Peter, dear mother of Malcolm and Catherine.

     

    A Requiem Mass for Valerie will take place at 12.15pm on Wednesday 7th November at St. Marie R C Church, Bury.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings.

  11. Margaret Livesey

    Photo: Margaret Livesey

     

    1st April 1932 – 7th October 2018

     

    Beloved wife of the late Jim, much loved mother of Michael and Alasdair, dear grandma of Zowie, Sinead, Shannon, Felix, Lula and Imogen, great-grandma of Sonny and a valued friend.

    Margaret lived in Heaton Mersey.

     

    Margaret’s funeral will take place at 1pm on Thursday 1st November in the Old Chapel at Manchester Crematorium. Please don’t feel like you have to wear black. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for The Christie Hospital. There will be a donations box and gift aid envelopes at the crematorium.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel; 0161 969 6690.

  12. Kirsty Florence

    Photo: Kirsty Florence

     

    2nd March 1987 – 24th September 2018

     

    Much loved wife of Niall, girlfriend of Hannah, daughter of Mandy and Derek, sister of Louise, granddaughter of Val, Sylvia and John, aunty of Ella and a dear friend to many.

     

    Kirsty’s service will take place at 11am on Monday 8th October in the Old Chapel at Manchester Crematorium. Kirsty requested that you wear a band T shirt “beg, borrow or steal one”.

     

    f you would like to make a donation in Kirsty’s memory please make it for The Christie Hospital that gave her such great care. This can be done through Kirsty’s Just Giving page or gift aid envelopes at the funeral.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings. Tel; 0161 969 6690.

  13. Jake Norfolk

    Photo: Jake Norfolk

     

    7th July 1994 – 16th September 2018

     

    Much loved son of Sharon and John, brother of Alfie, grandson of Pauline, Jon, Ann and Dave and a loved friend.

     

    Jake’s funeral will be held at 2.15pm on Wednesday 10th October at N.I.A.M.O.S Radical Arts Centre, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU.  Followed by a private family only cremation.

     

    If you would like to make a donation in Jake’s memory please make it for Lifeshare a charity for young local homeless people. Click here to donate. There will also be a collection box at the funeral service.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel; 0161 9696690

  14. Sylvia Evans

    Photo: Sylvia Evans

     

    31stMarch 1931 – 15thSeptember 2018

     

    Née Ogden.

     

    Much loved wife of the late Reg, dear mother of Jane, beloved aunt to David and Douglas, and friend to many people and animals.

     

    Sylvia’s funeral will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 3rdOctober in The Rowan Chapel at Stockport Crematorium.

     

    No flowers please, but donations, if desired, to Otterspool Animal Haven or St Anne’s Hospice. There will be a collection box at the funeral or donations can be sent to Natural Endings.

     

    Any enquires to Natural Endings Funeral Services on 0161 969 6690

     

     

  15. Nicola Abbott

    Photo: Nicola Abbott

    1stApril 1989 – 15thSeptember 2018

     

    Much loved daughter of Sheralyn and Rick, beloved mum of Logan, Emelia and Archer, adored sister of Daniel, Graeme, Lucy, India, Esme and Harley, step daughter of Barrie,aunty and dear friend.

     

    Nicola’s funeral will take place at 2pm on Thursday 27th September. The service will be held in The Side Chapel followed by burial in The Woodlands at Blackley Cemetery. When you arrive come through the cemetery to the main chapel area. There is plenty of parking there. After the service we will walk a short distance to The Woodlands. Please wear sensible foot ware as it can be a bit wet and uneven.

     

    You are welcome to either bring flowers or to make a donation in Nicola’s memory for Trinity Hospice or The Christie Hospital. Donations can be given t the funeral director.

  16. Ian Smith

    Photo: Ian Smith

    15th August 1945 – 10th August 2018

     

    Much loved dad of Matthew, Simon and Rebecca, grandfather to Liam, Ross and Erin, brother to Stuart, father-in-law, uncle and friend to many.

    Woodland burial on Wednesday 22nd August at Greenacres Woodland Burial Ground.

    Followed by a memorial at The Old School, Fairfield St, warrington, WA1 3AJ.

     

    Ian was a prolific poet and had a poem for every occasion. Here is one of them;

     

    WHEN THE TIME COMES

     

    Remember me as I was

    not as I will be

    when the time comes

    when my mind and body fail

    and I become

    someone not knowing who I am

    don’t let me be shut away

    but remember the day

    when I flourished and laughed

    and loved you

    remember me sometimes

    but don’t feel sad

    I live on through you.

    Ian smith  ©

  17. Philip Sykes

    22nd August 1937 – 3rd September 2018

     

    A much loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.

     

    Philip’s funeral will take place at 2pm on Tuesday the 11th September at Dunham Lawn Cemetery. The service will be held in the Altrincham Crematorium cremation chapel within the cemetery followed by the burial. The address is Whitehouse Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5RH. For a map click here.

    Please don’t feel like you need to wear black.

     

    Any enquiries about Philip’s funeral please call Natural Endings Funeral Services on 0161 969 6690.

     

     

  18. Margaret Bullock

    Photo: Margaret Bullock

    11thJune 1932  – 29thJuly 2018

     

    Much loved wife of Graham, dear mother of Fiona, beloved grandma of Calum, Fraser and Georgina, mother-in-law of Damian and friend.

     

    Margaret lived in Sale and was formerly of The Wirral.

     

    On Tuesday 21st August at 12pm a Requiem Mass will be held for Margaret at St. Joseph’s Church, Hope Road, Sale, M33 3BF.

     

    Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, can be made for The Polycystic Kidney Disease charity (PKD) or Water Aid. Donations can be made through the Natural Endings donations box at the church or posted to  Natural Endings Funeral Services., Alexandra House, 5 Manchester Rd, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9JG.

    All enquiries please call 0161 969 6690.

  19. Joseph Stafford

    Photo: Joseph Stafford

    6thOctober 1948 – 21stJuly 2018

     

    Much loved husband of the late Mary,  dear father of John, Paddy & Geraldine.
    Grandad to JJ, Liam, Conor, Callum, Kieran, Laudae, Bobby, Brandon, Tamika, Tianna, Maite, Galipip & Uzi. Uncle to Darren and great grandfather to Mia, Jake, Olivia, Imogen-Jai, Hallie, Joey, Finley, Olly, Brody, & Lucy. Great friend to many.

     

    Joe’s funeral will take place at 11.30am on Friday 10th  August in the New Chapel at  Manchester Crematorium.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings. Tel; 0161 969 6690.

  20. Richard Butterworth

    Photo: Richard Butterworth

    1stAugust 1966 – 9thJuly 2018

     

    Much loved and loving father of Ruby and Florrie, papa of Myla, son of Mary and the late Alan, brother of Kate, brother-in-law of Conrad, uncle of Ziva and dear friend to many.  Formerly of ABa Quality Monitoring Ltd.

     

    Richard’s funeral will be held at 10.30am on Saturday 4th August in the Old Chapel at Manchester Crematorium, Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7GZ.

     

    Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Manchester homeless charities. Please see Richard’s Just Giving.

     

    Rich would want everyone to be comfortable so please don’t feel that you need to dress formally or in black.

     

    Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services; 0161 969 6690