Direct Cremation FAQ

The team at Cockwell’s Funeral Service have put together a list of frequently asked questions about direct cremation to help you decide if this is the right option for you. Read on for further information.

Here at Cockwell’s Funeral Service, we make arranging a funeral in lockdown as simple as possible. During lockdown you can phone or email the funeral director and he will guide you through the process.

Yes, your loved one will be collected from home in a suitable vehicle and transported to our funeral home. We will care for your loved one up until the funeral.

Yes, normally families can visit the chapel of rest to say a final farewell before the cremation. Please ensure to contact us in advance to arrange a time and date for your visit.

The time and date of the direct cremation is decided by us, and the cremation normally takes place early in the morning. However, if you choose to have a traditional cremation with a funeral service or a traditional burial, then you can choose a time and date for the service that suits your requirements.

The ashes can be buried at the crematorium free of charge or can be returned to the next of kin. Alternatively, ashes can be buried in a plot, however, extra charges may apply. To find out more, get in touch.

Next of Kin is the nearest relative dealing with the deceased funeral arrangements.

Here at Cockwell’s Funeral Service we regularly cover Port Talbot and the surrounding areas including Neath, Cwmafan, Goytre, Bryn, Baglan, Maesteg, Llangynwyd. If required, we can also travel to other parts of the UK upon request.

We do accept social fund payments, however, sometimes there is a shortfall to cover by the next of kin.

Here at Cockwell’s Funeral Service, we invoice for our services after the cremation takes place. Payment can be made via card, BACS, cheque or cash.

Yes, we do offer a traditional funeral service. Contact us to find out more about our tailored funeral services.

Contact Cockwell’s Funeral Service

If you have any further questions relating to direct cremation or any of our other funeral services, please get in touch. Our approachable and caring team are on hand to provide advice and help you through this difficult time.