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Dootson and Harrison Funeral Directors

Independent
Manchester, M29 8DS

Dootson and Harrison Funeral Services Ltd, are an Independent Funeral Directors, situated on Elliott Street in Tyldesley M29 8DS. Karen Dootson and John Harrison have over 20 years of experience working within the funeral industry. We can help, care and support you all the way through the funeral arrangements to the day of the funeral and welcome you to keep in touch with us afterwards. Karen has worked throughout the areas of Leigh, Atherton, Tyldesley, Astley, Little Hulton to the far side of Greater Manchester. John has spent the majority of his funeral career within Greater Manchester and surrounding areas. For us, its the personal touches that are the most important, for you to feel comfortable in our funeral home and for us without question to have the utmost care and respect towards your loved one in our care. We can advise on all matters relating to the funeral, but ultimately its what you as family/friends choose in respect of flowers, music etc will be honoured in memory of your loved one. What to do when someone dies When someone dies, please contact us and we can help you through the next steps you need to take. Whether the death is expected or unexpected it will come as a shock. If the death is expected either at home, hospital or a nursing home, there will more than likely be a statement of intent in place. A doctor will still have to certify the death and he/she will fill out a medical certificate of cause of death that will need to be collected by the next of kin/executor in order for registration of notification of a death to take place. If the death is in unexpected then the police will need to be called and they will notify the coroner who will send out a coroners representative to take care of the deceased until they have ascertained a cause of death. All these steps seem very confusing at such a vulnerable and upsetting time, we pride ourselves in taking time to get to know our families, to alleviate fear and uncertainty due to our knowledge, ease, compassion and empathy towards our families and their loved one. The majority of families we have helped look to us as friends rather than us 'providing a service'. Burial or cremation Most people before death have specified whether they would like to be buried or cremated. Influencing factors may be cost, religion, family tradition, the area in which crematoria, churchyard or cemetery is situated. The crematoria usually have a chapel to use for a service, this is then held with choices made for music, flowers, order of service booklets etc. If a burial is chosen, the service could take place in a church, chapel or at the graveside. Personalisation Ways to personalise your loved ones funeral include a choice of coffin, choice of hearse, motor hearse or horse-drawn carriage, music, photographs, service sheets and floral tributes. Poems may be read to reflect feelings felt by family or memories of times spent with your loved one. A tribute may be read by a family member, friend or by the officiant leading the service. The service may be religious or non-religious, to include bible readings, psalms, hymns or as mentioned earlier poems or a song. You may choose to release balloons or doves after the service.

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Location
This funeral director can be found at Manchester, M29 8DS
Services included in our fees
Facilities and support
  • Home visits
    You can arrange the funeral from home
  • Visiting the deceased
    You can visit your loved one
  • Service chapel
    A 15+ person chapel to hold a service
  • Free parking
    At or near their premises
Logistics
  • Out of hours collection
    No extra charges for collection
Participation
  • Care at home
    We’ll help you look after your loved one at home
  • Family participation
    We can involve you in your loved one’s care
General
  • Green or eco-funeral
    You can arrange an eco-friendly funeral
Multi faith
  • Roman Catholic
  • Church of England
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Sikh
Total
£3,189
Funeral director fees
£995
Arrangements selected
£1,135
Wood, Standard Coffin
1 Limousine
Classic Hearse
Celebrant
Crematorium
£895
Howe Bridge Crematorium, M46 0PZ
Doctors’ Fees
£164
Call
0194 288 3643
24-hour personal support available