Dignified and affordable
Unattended Cremations provide an affordable alternative to a full service funeral, without compromising on the quality of care. They offer a no-fuss or simple cremation for those who are seeking simplicity, or where budget is limited.
Guide to unattended funerals
What happens at a direct cremation?
On the day of the funeral, the deceased will be transported to the crematorium in a non-ceremonial vehicle with several team members accompanying them on their final journey. This normally takes place before 10am and after 4.30pm on a day of our choosing. An unattended cremation has no formal funeral service and is usually unattended leaving you to say goodbye to your loved one in your own way rather than with a traditional funeral ceremony and mourners present at the crematorium.
With an unattended cremation you can still have a private memorial service or celebration of life that you feel best reflects the wishes of your loved one at an alternative or unusual venue before or after the cremation takes place.
Discuss your requirements with us at Shields of Donaghadee Funeral Directors and we can help you decide whether this is the right funeral for your loved one. We can give you more information and organise an unattended cremation service for you.Get a quote
We can assist you in every step of the funeral and cremation arrangements so please ask us about any queries you may have.
Funeral costs vary depending on the type of ceremony you would like for your loved one. There are many options to choose from to make it unique and special.
It is now really easy to plan ahead with our funeral plans, making a huge difference by easing the burden on your family when the time comes, so they can focus on the arrangements.
Shields of Donaghadee Funeral Directors can assist you in every step of the funeral and cremation arrangements so please call us about any queries you may have and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.
Choose a prepaid funeral plan
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