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Funeral Directors Ltd
282 Old Durham Road
Gateshead
NE8 4BP

(0191) 477 1484
(07818) 443 799

Choosing a Burial or Cremation

Watson's Funeral Directors are experienced in the planning and organisation of both burials and cremations as a part of our Newcastle funeral director services. When considering your choices of funeral services in Newcastle and Gateshead we will use all our expertise in making the burial or cremation tailored to your requests and requirements.

There are many things to consider when choosing between burial and cremation and Watson's Funeral Directors will be happy to discuss your options with you, and advise on any local regulations and services as applicable. Shown below are the various aspects to consider in your choice.

A cremation is conducted at a crematorium and can cost substantially less than a burial. There is a strict time limit to the length of service at the crematorium, but you can have a longer service elsewhere, such as a church, before attending the crematorium.

After cremation you will be offered the ashes, to conduct your procedure as you wish. The final resting place of the ashes is your decision.

You can keep them in an urn designed for the purpose, scatter or bury them in a special place. You don’t have to make a decision instantly and can take your time to decide at a later date.

Burials take place, usually on consecrated ground such as churchyards although woodland burials in a more natural setting are available in many areas. A decision for a burial may be based on existing factors such as burial plots already set aside.

You may have a family plot or opt to start one and this can be significant in your decision. At Watson's Funeral directors we can arrange for a existing family plot to be re-opened and the headstone removed before burial and arrange for a new stone or existing inscription to be added.

Burial space can be limited and expensive and if the funeral is not pre-arranged or pre-paid this can be prohibitive.
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Whichever you choose, our level of service distinguishes Watson's Funeral Directors as the first choice for funeral services in Newcastle and Gateshead.