Alexander Easton are an Independent Funeral Directors in Bonnybridge offering a personal, individual and professional range of funeral services.
Alexander Easton in Bonnybridge is an Independent Funeral Directors providing individual personal care to the surrounding community.
Initially run by founder Alexander Easton, the company is now run by his son Graeme who, after a career as a frontline fire fighter with Lothian and Borders Fire Service has become a highly respected Funeral Director and is a British Institute of Funeral Directors qualified Embalmer. Graeme holds the highest level of funeral qualifications available in the UK at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework.
Graeme has a passion for service that has seen him over the years become a specialist height appliance driver and operator, part of a tactical ship firefighting team and after the twin towers tragedy, part of the team formed to deal with any biological, chemical or radiation incidents that may occur here.
Graeme’s life-long experience in always providing the best possible standard of service and care have been put to good use in the family funeral care business where he ensures similar levels of care and attention are always applied. Every effort is made to ensure that standards never drop and that our customers faith in us always respected and never misplaced.
Graeme is the only person in Scotland and only the third person in the UK to have been elected the National President of the British Institute of Funeral Directors and the British Institute of Embalmers.
Always a first class service With Alexander Easton you are completely taken care of. We understand exactly what you are going through and how difficult it may be for you and make every effort to make the process as stress-free and hassle-free as we can.
Alexander Easton give you:
All the help and advice you need from start to finish
We do everything exactly how you want it to de done. If you’re not sure then we’ll take you through everything step by step and ensuring that nothing is missed out
We know the local area, the Churches and non-religious celebrants, the local cremetoriums and cemetaries, the venues and caterers, florists, stationers and transport companies
We organise funerals of every type, religions and non-religious and of every faith and culture
We have a our own Chapel of Rest where you can arrange viewing of the person who has died for friends and family
We offer a range of quality Funeral Plans that allow you to pre-arrange everything or just make sure that the cost of a funeral is paid in advance and that regardless of inflation the complete cost will be covered
WHY CHOOSE US?
Our staff are extremely experienced in all aspects of funeral care. You can trust us to do it right.
Over the years we’ve built up a reputation for always offering outstanding customer service.
Our key staff are trained to the highest level in the UK funeral industry. We know what we’re doing.
We offer extremely good value for money and promise that there will be no hidden costs.
We cater for all types of funeral whether it’s a cremation or a burial, religious or non-religious. Often if it is to be a burial the family will choose a religions service in a church or funeral home. We cater to all faiths and all cultures and understand the unique different ways that various faiths and cultures do things.
If a cremation is chosen the service often takes place solely at the crematorium though it may also involve a Church or funeral home service. The choice of service is entirely up to you, we’ll be happy to advise you of the various options if you are unsure what’s best for you.
If you choose a religious or Humanist service we can help advise you of the expected content of the service if you are in any way unsure. We can help with things like providing Orders of Service, flowers or choosing a reception venue for after the funeral.
Whether you choose a burial or cremation we’ll advise you of everything you need to know to ensure everything runs perfectly and stress on the family is kept to a minimum.
Every funeral, like every person, is different. Whether a funeral is a simple, low key affair or a grander event we treat everyone equally and with the same degree of care and attention. When we speak to you we will give you a clear and complete breakdown of costs for the various options you choose.
As a general guide the funeral directors fees are often around £3000. This includes the costs for making all of the arrangements, doing all paperwork and providing professional advice. Also included is uplift of the deceased from the home or hospital, embalming and care at our funeral home until the day of the funeral, a basic coffin (various choices are available), a hearse and transport on the day of the funeral for the immediate family and the provision of Funeral Director staff on the day.
To be added to this cost would be your local council’s charge for burial or cremation services and other expenses such as flowers, church services, stationery, newspaper intimations and catering charges. The cost of these will vary and will generally exceed an additional £1000.
If you are finding it financially difficult we will advise you on the most cost-effective way to carry out the funeral and we can refer you to organisations that might be able to help you with funeral costs. We will give you a complete breakdown of all costs and nothing will be hidden from you. We try to keep our own costs to an absolute minimum and we think we offer the best value for money in the local area.
What to do when someone dies
When someone dies the first thing to do is call a doctor if there is not one already in attendance. You will need a Doctor to fill in a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death before a funeral can be arranged. You will be given permission to contact a funeral director when the certificate has been issued and we recommend that you get in touch with us right away at this point, regardless of the time of day as we can help advise you on what you should do next and answer any questions that you have.
There are certain formalities that need to take place and we will guide you through everything you need to do from this point on. If the death is sudden or unexpected the emergency services will involve the help of the Coroner to investigate the cause of death. We can keep in touch with the Coroner or Procurator Fiscal on your behalf to keep you informed of progress.
It’s essential that you obtain the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death in order for the funeral to take place. If the death was expected either after an illness in a hospital or after an illness at home the doctor gives you the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death certificate you will then need to register the death. We’ll advise you on where you need go to do this and what to do.
In cases where a death is suspicious or a post mortem is required to be carried out there will obviously be a delay in the funeral taking place. We understand that this can be difficult and painful for the family involved and we will make every effort to ensure that you know what’s happening at every stage and have someone to contact if you are unsure of anything at all.
We understand that this can be a very difficult time and that you might well be emotional and upset. We will try to ensure that you are kept informed at every stage in the process in order to help give you a feeling of control and calm.
Out of office hours (24 hours) telephone: 01324 815999
Chapel of rest visiting hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday – By arrangement Sunday – By arrangement We try our best to offer opening hours to suit each family so can arrange out of hours opening on an individual basis.