Online Memorial / Online Tribute Website in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham

An Online Memorial is a permanent website dedicated to your loved one.

At Daniel Ross Funerals in Sutton Coldfield, we offer a online memorial as a completely free service to each and everyone of our families, should they wish to have one.

These unique online memorial tributes are offered in partnership with Muchloved, which allows families to connect with other family members and friends globally, helping to imform of important details and also allowing messages of condolence and the opportunity to share precious memories.

Photographs may be uploaded onto to the website too, including music and videos.

We create the online memorial website for you in house, in accordance with your wishes and continue to oversee the memorial on a daily basis on your behalf.

Friends and family may also make donations to your chosen charity via the online memorial and have the option to Gift Aid their donation, should they wish.

 

Our priority here at Daniel Ross Funerals is to you and your loved ones and to your privacy at this most difficult time.

Therefore, online memorial websites are only created when requested and never without your permission.

Your wishes and needs are paramount.


“Good Funeral Guide” recommends Daniel Ross Funerals, Sutton Coldfield

Daniel Ross Funerals of Walmley are extremely proud that the Good Funeral Guide” has choosen to list us as “recommended and best funeral directors” in Sutton Coldfield.

Brother and sister Daniel and Sarah pledge to the families that we serve, that we will provide a truly personal service to you and your loved one.

Please take a few moments to browse our website or read the review about us at www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk

 

 

The Good Funeral Guide is an independent consumer guide to funerals,it is a book and a website.

The Good Funeral Guide will tell you everything you need to know and everything you need to do when someone dies. It will inform you speedily, efficiently, matter-of-factly and thoroughly. It will enable you to:

  • decide how the body of the person who has died will be cared for and who will do it
  • make informed choices about products, services and funeral costs
  • get best value for money
  • read reviews of best funeral directors
  • create a meaningful and memorable funeral service
  • create an end-of-life plan
  • acquire some background information about death and dying, and find out where to learn more.

Above all, the Good Funeral Guide will put you in charge.

If you are arranging a funeral, you need advice now. On the website you will find some useful information and many links to other good sources of information.


Funerals in Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham

For families needing help to arrange funerals in Chelmsley Wood, we are here to help.

The loss of a loved one is the most traumatic and distressing event in anyone’s life. It is also a time when decisions have to be taken and arrangements need to be made.

We are an Independent family funeral business (brother and sister owned and managed)  who are committed to providing practical guidance, emotional support and the highest levels of bereavement care to the families we serve for funerals in Chelmsley Wood.

As funeral directors, we are dedicated to provide you and your family with the highest level of professional service but just as importantly, as normal and caring family people, we realise the need for realistic funeral costs without any compromise on care and service.

Our main funeral home is “Grace Mary House” which is situated on Eachelhurst Road between Erdington and Walmley, however we are actively seeking premises within the Chelmsley Wood area.

In the meantime, funeral arrangements can be made at our main funeral home or in the comfort of your home, whatever the best option is for you and your family.

We are proud to use Daimler hearses and limousines as standard for all our funerals and offer 24 hour free support and advice on 0121 313 0054. In addition, to our telephone helpline, our team provide 24 hour emergency service for families requiring assistance for deaths at home or within nursing homes.

Do please give us a call and compare us to other funeral directors, you will notice a very big difference, a personal and bespoke service and upfront, realistic costs for funerals in Chelmsley Wood and the surrounding areas.


Cost of a funeral, Sutton Coldfield

What is the cost of a funeral in Sutton Coldfield?

As family funeral directors and accredited members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, we are required to provide a Simple Funeral Service. Our Simple Funeral Service is detailed below. Extra services such as Limousines and A Range of Coffins are available, and can be quoted when discussing an estimate for a Funeral. If you would like a complete estimate, please contact us on 0121 313 0054.

The Funeral Account is split into two sections, the first being the Funeral Directors Fees, and the second being the Disbursements. Funeral Directors Fees include items such as the Coffin and the Hearse. Disbursements are the third party costs we pay on your behalf, such as the Crematorium Fees and the Ministers Fees.

We regularly price check against our competition, and can confirm that we are the best value for money service in Sutton Coldfield and surrounding areas when considering the cost of a funeral.

The cost of a funeral – our simple funeral service

  • The Funeral Directors Professional Services
  • Attending to all of the necessary arrangements
  • Provision of the Funeral Conductor and Pall-Bearers
  • Provision of a Simple Coffin, suitable for Cremation
  • Transfer of your loved one from the place of death**
  • Care of the deceased
  • Provision of a hearse direct to the nearest Crematorium or Cemetery

Total Cost: £ 1495.00 Plus Disbursements

**During normal office hours

If you’ve received a quotation from another Funeral Director, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we can provide you with a like for like quotation.
You won’t be compromising on care for your loved one, but you will receive an affordable service. Appoint your Funeral Director on Experience and Reputation, not just the cost of a funeral.


Funeral cost in Sutton Coldfield

What will a funeral cost in Sutton Coldfield?

 

At Daniel Ross Funerals in Sutton Coldfield, we are here for you at your time of need and to help guide you with great care through the necessary steps of arranging your loved one’s funeral and to advise on funeral cost.

Our aim as funeral directors is to limit your financial burden, therefore it is important for you as a family to know how much the funeral will cost.

Please feel free to contact us for a No Obligation Consultation and estimate of the funeral cost.

Daniel Ross Funerals of Walmley, with 24 hour service and support 0121 313 0054 – providing family to family specialist care and upfront guidance on  funeral cost in Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding areas. Please see “What it costs” listed in the bottom footer for further information.


Funeral Director in Castle Bromwich

Should you require the services of a funeral director in Castle Bromwich or any of the surrounding areas, we are here to help, guide and support you at this most difficult of times.

Daniel Ross Funerals are family funeral directors who provide a caring, compassionate and truly personal funeral service to Castle Bromwich in Birmingham.

Now that Stephanie J Mason is no longer an Independent family business, Daniel Ross Funerals is possibly your local family owned and managed funeral directors. We offer personal service, support and guidance and have received high recommendations from the families whom we have been honoured to serve. Please take a moment to look at some of the lovely comments that we have received in our “testimonial” section, or at the bottom of this page “What our Families say about us”.

Daniel Ross funeral director provide 24 hour funeral service on 0121 313 0054, 7 days a week. 365 days a year and cover but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Castle Bromwich
  • Hodge Hill
  • Bromford Bridge
  • Shard End
  • Smith’s Wood
  • Chelmsley Wood
  • Coleshill
  • Water Orton
  • Lea Marston

Funeral Directors in Castle Vale Birmingham

The Team at Daniel Ross Funerals

Daniel Ross Funeral Directors are the most local, family owned and managed independent Funeral Directors to Castle Vale, Birmingham.

We pride ourselves on the unlimited care and guidance that is given to each and every one of the families that we are proud to serve, in addition to providing a superior level of service than any other local funeral directors in the area.

We are proud to use Jaguar Daimler Hearses and Limousines as standard for all our funerals, with traditionally attired chauffeurs and pall-bearers.

Our Horse Drawn Hearse is available either in Black or White with a matching pair of Black Friesians or White Horses. Every Horse Drawn Hearse is accompanied by a complimentary Jaguar Daimler Flower Hearse to lead and complete the cortege.

Every funeral cortege is paged by our Funeral Directors on arrival at the home address, again on leaving, and on arrival at it’s final destination.

It is our company policy, to carry the coffin at shoulder height; however certain circumstances may prevent this. An assessment will be made on each occasion and your Funeral Director will advise you before the funeral, if extra staff may be required to do so, or if shoulder carrying is not a viable option.

We are familiar and are in attendance regularly at both local Churches on Castle Vale; St Cuthbert’s Church and St Gerard’s RC Church, should the family wish to hold the funeral service there.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0121 313 0054 with any enquiry or concerns that you may have.

We operate a 24 hour service and would be honoured to support your family at your time of need.


Funeral Directors in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield

Daniel Ross Funerals Ltd are independent family funeral directors who provide a sensitive, caring and compassionate funeral service in Minworth and throughout Sutton Coldfield.

Our funeral home, Grace Mary House, is based on the Eachelhurst Road, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield and we are the most local funeral directors (who are still family owned and managed) to Minworth, Sutton Coldfield.

Stephanie Mason Funeral Director is now owned by Co-Operative Funerals, although they remain to trade under Stephanie’s name.

Daniel Ross Funerals provide 24 hour support and advice 0n 0121 313 0054, and whether our services are required immediately or you have an enquiry, please be assured, you will always be assisted and supported by one of our senior funeral directors, day or night.

We are proud to provide a personal and dignified funeral service with highly competitive charges, but most importantly, unrivalled care.


Useful Telephone numbers – Register Office

Daniel Ross Funeral Directors in Sutton Coldfield provide a compassionate and sensitive funeral service and cover all Birmingham and West Midlands areas including Coleshill, Tamworth, Lichfield and Walsall.

Our charges are highly competitive with “Simple with Complete Care” Funerals from £995.00 which includes all our professional services, transfer charges, care to your loved one, Daimler Hearse and provision of a simple coffin.

Telephone us directly (24 hour service) on 0121 313 0054 for a completely no obligation quote.

Once the death has occured the GP or hospital will give you information regarding the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (if it was an expected death). Once this is available you will have to arrange to visit the Registrar for the area in which the death occured.

We can make this appointment for you – Just telephone us, we are here to help.

  • Sutton Coldfield Register Office – Council House,  King Edwards Square,  Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AN. Tel: 0121 675 2902
  • Birmingham Register Office – Holliday Wharf, Holliday Street,  Birmingham, B1 1TJ. Tel: 0121 675 1000
  • Coleshill Register Office – 19 Parkfield Road, Coleshill (Appointments made through Atherstone Register Office).
  • Lichfield Register Office – Old Library Buildings, Bird Street, Lichfield, Staffs. Tel: 01543 510772
  • North Warwickshire Register Office – Warwick House, Ratcliffe Street, Atherstone, CV9 1JP. Tel: 01827 713241
  • Nuneaton Register Office – Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton, Warks. Tel: 024 7634 8944
  • Solihull Register Office – Library Square, Homer Road, Solihull. Tel: 0121 704 6099
  • Tamworth Register Office – Church Street, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 7BX. Tel: 01827 475885
  • Walsall Register Office – Civic Centre, Hatherton Road, Walsall, WS1 1TN. Tel: 01922 652260

Appointments are usually required to register a death. We recommend you make contact as soon as possible to avoid delay.

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HAVE REGISTERED THE DEATH PRIOR TO MAKING FIRST CONTACT WITH US.


 

The General Register Office (GRO) has recently moved. Should you need to contact them their details are:-

Certificate Services Section
General Register Office
PO Box 2
SOUTHPORT
PR8 2JD

Tel: 0845 603 7788 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 9am to 4pm)

Practicalities

The Department for Work and Pensions (formerly the DSS) can be contacted on 0800 055 6688 or via www.direct.gov.uk

The Coroners Office, should you need to contact them, are at  50 Newton Street, Birmingham, B4 6NE or on 0121 303 3228.

You will also need to contact the DVLA if the deceased person drove or owned a vehicle. Their postal address is Swansea, SA99 1AB. Further information can also be gained from www.direct.gov.uk

Support & Advice

Most people feel like they need a bit of support following a bereavement, or help from specialist charities. A selection of contact details are listed here.

Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90

Birmingham Samaritans – 0121 666 6644

Cruse (Birmingham) – 0121 687 8010

Banners Gate Counselling Centre – 0121 354 6544

Sands (Stillbirth & NeoNatal Death) – 0207 436 5881 (local support groups available)

National Association of Widows – 024 7663 4848

St John’s Walmley Support Group – via church office on 0121 313 0413

Please contact us if you require a telephone number that you do not see here.




Matters Worrying You – Your concerns

Grace Mary House, Eachelhurst Road

As people only arrange a few funerals in their lifetime, we are sure that you will have concerns and questions.

Hopefully, below, are some of the answers to those questions. If the question troubling you is not mentioned, then please ask one of our team for help. We are here to answer all of your concerns.

How much will the funeral cost? Our “Simple with Complete Care” Funeral will cost £1495.00 plus Disbursements. However it is our policy to price match any other written quote or estimate from another funeral director with like for like services. We do this so that you may choose a funeral director based on their services and their facilities, not their costs.

We have no money, savings or insurance cover and cannot afford a funeral. What will happen? Please be honest with us.  We are a family firm and there are very few rules that are set in stone. If you tell us your situation we can offer advice and arrange a funeral closest to your budget. We can help you apply for grants from the Department for Work and Pensions, and if the worst comes to the worst, we can set up a payment scheme. If we don’t know, we can’t help. Please don’t be embarrassed.

Is a burial more expensive than a cremation? Yes. There is an increasing shortage of space in cemeteries and the price of a grave has increased dramatically in recent years. Some cemeteries have no space for new burials.

Does the Funeral Director have to do everything? No. We can do. We can take all of the arrangements out of your hands, following our initial consultation with you, and arrange everything so that the funeral is exactly how you want it to be – giving you time to look after yourself and the rest of the family. However, if there are areas where you wish to be more involved, it is certainly possible and we will assist you every step of the way. Our role is to guide and support you.

I don’t go to church, so I do not know a vicar to take the service. Don’t worry. We can arrange for a member of the clergy to contact you and to take the service.  All you need to do is arrange a suitable time with them to come and visit you to discuss funeral arrangements. This is often the case.

I’m an Atheist. Can I still have a funeral? Yes, you can have a Humanist funeral. This is a non-religious funeral with no reference to God, the Bible and no hymns are sung (although non-religious music can be played).  You can have a service in the crematorium chapel, and if it is to be a burial you can have a graveside service or a service in our funeral home.

We have a mix of religions and faiths in our family. What do we do? The best thing is to talk to us about it but it is possible to have a religious funeral (which includes the Lord’s Prayer) but is mainly focussed on the life of the person who has died or to have a Civil Funeral, which is carried out by a member of the Institute of Civil Funerals, which can be tailored to your exact requirements in terms of content.

What happens in a funeral arrangement? Before we meet to make funeral arrangements it helps if you can discuss some of the basic details with the rest of the family – even if it is just to decide whether it is burial or cremation. When we meet, we help to arrange the kind of funeral you think your loved one would have wanted, by asking lots of questions – but the answers are down to you. We will guide you and make suggestions, but the decisions are ultimately yours.  Once we have built a picture of the kind of funeral you require, we turn to completing all the necessary documentation and paperwork.

I want some rock music played. Will I be allowed to? Yes! There is no restriction on what you can or cannot have played, as long as it is on an original CD and therefore legal.  There are restrictions on timings at the chapel, so we need to know in advance if a double slot is required. Some churches will not allow certain music, but it can be played at the committal.

Can a member of the family take part in the service? Yes, and it is encouraged. Whether it is to do a reading or to write a special message, to play a musical instrument or to bear the coffin in to the ceremony, it all helps to make the day personal and special.

Where is my relative taken between the time of death and the funeral? When can we see them? We transfer your loved one as soon as we are able to, after the relevant paperwork is completed.  In the majority of cases your loved one will remain at Grace Mary House until the time of the funeral. We try our very hardest for you so that you can come and see your loved one as quickly as possible after the death. So, once all the legalities are complete, we dress them and place them in their coffin, and transfer them to their own room within Grace Mary House, where in most cases they will stay.

Can I be buried at home, in my back garden? Actually, yes, and if you want it to happen, just mention it.  The information has to be put on the title deeds and we have to inform Severn Trent Water. If you make it known this is your wish we will sort the arrangements and try to obtain permission.

Is there such a thing as a more ecological funeral? Yes, and we have been members of the Association of Green Funeral Directors since the beginning.  We can advise you on an alternative to a wooden coffin, arrange woodland burials and offer advice on how to reduced the impact of the funeral on the environment.

Do I have to wear black to a funeral? Not necessarily.  Although it is customary, like all areas of funeral etiquette it is getting more relaxed.  You may feel that a sombre colour such as grey or navy blue is more suitable.  Sometimes, families may request that mourners wear bright colours, or to not dress in black. The important thing is to feel comfortable and to fit in with the sense of occasion.

What is embalming? A process which slows down the natural biological processes, maintains a healthy and safe environment for visits to the chapel of rest and allows the deceased to maintain a dignified and restful pose when in the coffin.  We recommend the procedure if you wish to spend time with your loved one at our funeral home in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield.

What happens to the coffin once the service at the crematorium finishes? Sometimes the crematorium has curtains which close around the coffin at the end of the service.  When this happens, you cannot see the coffin but it is still there.  The cremation does not happen behind the curtains. The coffin does not move whilst you are in the chapel.  Once the chapel is empty the coffin is taken from its platform (known as the “catafalque”) through to a different area of the building for the cremation.

Are the handles taken off the coffin before the cremation? What happens to the jewellery and photos we left in the coffin? There are very strict laws surrounding cremation in the UK. As Funeral Directors, we take the coffin exactly how you left it, and when the crematorium receive it from us in the chapel the coffin cannot be opened, or interfered with in any way, without permission from the Department of Constitutional Affairs (formerly the Home Office).

How can I be sure they are the cremated remains of my loved one?Every coffin is cremated individually. At the funeral home, we check the identification of the person against that of the name plate on the coffin. At the Crematorium, the Attendant checks the identification on the coffin before it is placed in the cremator. The cremator is only big enough to accomodate one coffin at a time, plus the law states that “coffins must be cremated separately”. The cremator is identified on the outside, and once the cremation has taken place and the cremated remains are cooled they are placed in to the urn, which is also identified.

I want to take the cremated remains to our favourite holiday destination to be scattered. Is that possible? Yes.  We have a side selection of light weight caskets and urns that would be suitable to take as hand luggage plus we would arrange all the necessary paperwork and declarations. We also have a range of smaller sized caskets and urns if you only wanted to take a small amount with you.

It seems such a waste to leave the flowers at the crematorium, can I take them away? Yes, absolutely.  They can go back to your house or to a family grave.  Sometimes, they are taken back to nursing homes if they are suitable but this practice is getting rarer, as different homes have policies in place, and we have to obtain permission first.