Particularly at this time of year, we often hear about long delays between death and a funeral, and how funeral directors tell their clients that the crematorium is full.
In reality, by being flexible, we can almost always find a way of organising a funeral without a lengthy delay.
Large, corporate funeral directors are often conducting funerals for many different offices, so are restricted by the practicalities of vehicle movements and staff whereabouts. But instead of telling their clients this, they blame it on the crematorium.
Small, independent funeral directors are focussed on providing a service to their clients rather than maximising profits for their shareholders. Because of this, we can usually avoid delays with funerals.
We recommend and encourage potential clients to talk to several funeral directors before appointing one. Shopping around is quite acceptable, and the difference in service is sometimes unbelievable.
Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services are proud to be the only locally-owned, fully independent funeral directors in Huntingdon and St Neots. We are recommended locally on The Best of St Neots and nationally by The Natural Death Centre. Visit our Huntingdon website or our St Neots website, telephone us on (St Neots) 01480 471001 or (Huntingdon) 01480 412938, or call in and see us at Gate Lodge, Cemetery Road, St Neots PE19 2BX or 10-10A Princes Street, Huntingdon PE29 3PA (opposite the registrar).