Direct cremations/Unattended funerals

Direct cremation, or an unattended funeral as it is also known, is a simple, affordable alternative to more traditional funeral services available through your local family funeral director. It doesn’t include many of the elements usual to a funeral, which means that many of the additional expenses such as transport, additional staff, chapel fees, and funeral celebrant are removed from the final total. It also means that family and friends cannot attend, and that the cremation will take place a time convenient with the crematorium, after which the cremated remains will be returned to the appropriate branch for collection.

Every direct cremation we arrange is conducted with the same level of compassion and professionalism as every other funeral we arrange. Our experienced team are there to support you in making the arrangements, with clear help and advice with the many necessary details which still need to be addressed following every death.

On the day of the cremation, a member of the Hunnaball team will accompany your loved one to a local crematorium, treating them with the utmost dignity and respect. Then, following the cremation, your loved one’s cremated remains will either be 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, please contact your local Hunnaball branch, or call 0800 3281614, to talk to one of our knowledgeable, compassionate team. Our fully inclusive at need price: £2,050.00.

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 do not want their family to attend.
  • 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 your local branch.

Available throughout Essex and Suffolk.

Our Fully Inclusive at need Price: £2,050.00

Also available as a pre-paid funeral plan

Please ask your arranger for more details

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