Simply Funerals of Darlington provide a direct cremation service to the local communities of the North East of England. Direct cremation is the simplest and most straightforward of all funeral options, and is usually the most cost-effective too. It ensures a respectful and dignified send-off for your loved one without fuss or fanfare, leaving the bereaved able to say farewell in their own personal way, at a time and location to suit them. Where, either from personal choice or financial preference, a secular or religious service for mourners to attend is not desired or is inappropriate, we are able to offer a dignified and alternative service. It’s simple, it reduces stress and is fully professional. This is not a traditional funeral - although the private cremation is held at a licensed crematorium and the ashes are retained by Simply Funerals for the family or scattered at a local location as per your wishes. There is no traditional hearse, limousines or funeral cortege. Many people like to organise their own memorial service at a later date, as a direct cremation doesn’t include a funeral ceremony. The ashes can be used here as focal point should you wish. At Simply Funerals, your loved one will be treated with only the highest levels of respect and dignity throughout the service. If you want to know more about our direct cremation services and how we can make the arranging process a smooth and professional one for you, then please don’t hesitate to fill in the form on this page and submit it back to us. One of our compassionate and caring team of funeral professionals will be in touch with you at the earliest possible convenience to explain direct cremations to you in detail, and clarify what options are available to you and your family.