Flowers, Notices & Donations2020-03-09T09:26:50+00:00

Funeral Flowers & Floral Tributes

Joseph A Hey & Son Ltd are pleased to be able to provide a wide selection of funeral flowers & floral tributes. Our staff can help and guide you to choose the perfect floral tribute to commemorate the life of your loved one or order the right flowers to send as a tasteful sympathy tribute. Ordering flowers from us ensures that your order will reach us or the family in a timely manner.

From a traditional wreath to something more unusual, flowers can be a beautiful personal tribute. Whether you wish to create a bespoke arrangement of your loved one’s favourite flowers or to choose from a selection of thoughtfully designed tributes, we can help you find the perfect floral tribute

Here are a few examples of the more commonly used flower arrangements:

  • Funeral Wreaths

  • Coffin tributes

  • Casket sprays

  • Floral tributes

  • Tied sheaves

Funeral Notices & Obituaries

One of the difficult things about losing someone close is letting other people know. Phoning immediate family and close friends can be daunting. Even if they are able to contact other people on your behalf it can still be difficult and time consuming. You may also be worried that you’ve not contacted everyone who would need to know the news. This is why a death notice in a newspaper can be useful.

Death Notices are usually placed in the paper local to where the person lived. If they had strong ties to another area – and would perhaps still have a lot of friends there – you may also wish to place a notice in that area’s paper as well.

Some people also place announcements in national papers, such as The Scotsman and The Herald. This may be appropriate if your loved one had connections to lots of different areas, moved around a lot or was well known (for example, if they did a lot of charity work, or played sport or performed at a professional or semi-professional level).

A death notice usually tells the person’s life story – so it should mention where they were born, their family, where they worked, their hobbies and any special achievements. Some people like to add a short poem or verse as well – we can help you choose something fitting you’re unsure of what to include.

You may feel that a shorter notice that simply includes birth and death dates, place of birth, hometown and basic family details, may be more fitting. It’s entirely up to you which style you go with and we’re happy to talk you through your choices and help you

What the Registrar Will Give You

Many families now ask people to make charitable donations instead of sending flowers. Whilst many families appreciate people sending floral tributes for their loved one, others prefer to only have family flowers. Everyone will understand and respect this, but they may still wish to do something in memory of the deceased.

Donations to a charity instead of sending flowers is a great way of supporting the family of the deceased, and this request is usually included in the death notice. We can help arrange this.

You can make donations to just one charity – perhaps one that your loved one supported – or several; it’s up to you. There are no rules about how many charities you can share the money between or what sort of charity they are – as long as they are properly registered. How people make donations is up to you – many charities now allow you to set up an online donations page in someone’s memory.

If you wish you can ask those attending the funeral service to make a contribution to your chosen charity, if they wish. We’ll provide a donations box at the service. At the end of the service the donation box will be handed to you by your funeral director, so you can make the contribution to your chosen charity. At Joseph A Hey & Son Ltd, we also ask for the charity to send you a letter of acknowledgement, confirming that they have received the funeral donations.

For any further questions about our great value funeral packages, please contact us today.

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