Direct Cremations

Direct cremation is a simple, affordable alternative to more traditional funeral services. It does not include many of the usual elements included in a funeral, but a direct cremation cuts out many of the additional expenses; such as transport, chapel fees, and a celebrant. It is conducted with simplicity and respect, without a chapel service, at a time agreed with the crematorium.

Every direct cremation we conduct is handled with the same level of care and compassion as every other funeral. Our experienced staff will support you every step of the way, always offering clear advice and help with the many necessary details which follow every death.

On the day of the cremation, a member of the Hunnaball team will accompany your loved one to the crematorium, usually early in the morning, treating them with the utmost dignity and respect. Then, following the cremation, your loved one’s remains will be either returned to you, or dealt with according to your instruction, by scattering or interment.

A direct cremation can give families the freedom to respect the wishes of their loved one. They can then choose to celebrate the life of their loved one at a time and place that is most suitable to their circumstances, without the restriction of a traditional funeral.

If you want to find out more about direct cremation, contact your local Hunnaball branch, or call 0800 3281614, to talk to one of our knowledgeable, compassionate team. Prices start at around £1675.

A direct cremation can be included as part of a pre-paid funeral plan.

Call 0800 328 1614

Who is it for?

  • Those who wish to avoid the additional costs associated with a traditional funeral service.
  • Those who do not want a ceremony.
  • Those who have no family, or are without financial provision.
  • Those who want to celebrate their loved one’s life without the restriction of conforming to crematoria timings.

What is included?

  • Support and guidance from our experienced, compassionate team.
  • Collection of the deceased during normal working hours (Mon – Fri 9am-5pm) and within a 10 mile radius of your local branch  Additional charges will apply for out of hours collection and any additional mileage.
  • Care of the deceased in our funeral home.
  • A basic coffin, suitable for cremation.
  • Transport to the crematorium at time chosen by us. (There is no provision for attendance by family or friends.)
  • Statutory documents required for a cremation.
  • Cremation fees.
  • Collection of your loved one’s cremated remains from you local branch.
  • Available throughout Essex and Suffolk.

Our Fully Inclusive at need Price: £1,675.00

Also available as a pre paid funeral plan

Please ask for more details

For further information about this service please complete the following form. For urgent enquiries please call 0800 328 1614.