Arranging a Funeral

Additional Services

What Some Of Our Families Have Said

“Thank you so much for all of your kind attention to detail regarding my Mothers funeral on the 12th of May. In these trying times it is very refreshing to know that there are people like yourselves who genuinely care for the families they are supporting. I would not hesitate in using or recommending Gateway to anyone. Your logo says it all " With dignity ,With Style" Thank you. ”

Tony and Brenda Stocks

“I just want to express my and my family's thanks to gateway funeral services. Losing a loved one is a very difficult time in any ones life. Your professional and caring attitude was without doubt a great comfort to us all ”

Mr Nigel Holmes

“I would just like to express my thanks for the wonderful service you carried out for us recently. The service you offer is excellent, dignified and very professional, but with those personal touches that make a very traumatic day much easier to bear ”

Jackie Green

“We would like to express our gratitude at the efficiency, compassion and sincerity you displayed during our family’s recent loss. Your services throughout were highly professional, caring and sensitive which brought great comfort to us all. Thank you and kind regards ”

Mr & Mrs Lumb

“Where do we start to express our gratitude for all the care and attention you gave to mum and ourselves following her death. You were sensitive to all our needs, nothing was too much trouble for you and the service you gave was warm and respectful. Many heartfelt thanks to you all”

 S and K Walshaw

“So many of our friends said what a lovely service it was. It has felt like having a good friend taking care of everything”

Mrs S Smith

Headstones

A lasting tribute for a very special person

We understand how important it is to choose the perfect memorial. It is a lasting reminder to the one who has died and a way of commemorating their life. To ensure this important decision is made easier, we are here to listen, understand and advise you, regarding the style, colour and size of your memorial.

Working alongside our NAMM registered monumental masons, we are able to provide an extensive range of new memorials, along with additional inscriptions, and repair work.

Please copy the below address into your address bar and look at our brochure, which has an extensive range of different types of memorials. 

http://brochure.georgewillcox.co.uk/cotswold-collection/

 


Should you require a bespoke headstone designed entirely by you, for you, we are delighted to be able to work alongside Yorkshire Sculptor Dave Bradbury. Dave will work with you and together you can design a memorial, which will be completely hand carved and to your specific requirements. Dave creates personal memorial tributes which translates feelings and memories into an expression of life achievements and personality. Below are 3 examples of Dave's work, including 2 memorials and a stone bench which is situated at Shepley Village in Huddersfield.

Grave Tending Service

We are pleased to offer our Grave Tending Service for families who have a family grave, in the West Yorkshire Area.

In order to give you peace of mind we will attend and care for your grave and keep it looking respectable and dignified. This service is carried out working closely with our Monumental Mason and any damage will be reported to you along with a digital photo both before and after the work has been carried out.

The frequency of our visit can be specified by yourself, and we can attend the grave on special dates, - birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas or important religious dates or festivals

Each visit we make will include the following:-

  • Light cleaning of the memorial, with soap and water
  • Trimming and edging of grass
  • Removal of all dead flowers, leaves and litter
  • Removal of all weeds.
  • Pruning of bushes where appropriate
  • Cleaning of all flower containers
  • Re-seeding of bare soil with lawn seed if required
  • Fresh flowers.
  • 12” Holly Wreath at Christmas

We can also offer the following services at an additional cost

  • Planting of Bulbs
  • Seasonal plants
  • Replacement flower containers
  • Adding of topsoil
  • Replacement of chippings
  • Full cleaning (mechanical/chemical)

 

If you would like a quote for an initial visit, please if possible send us a picture of the grave along with details of the cemetery section and grave number to info@gatewayfuneralservices.co.uk

 

Package Visits Per Year Price
Bronze 1 £50
Silver 2 £90
Gold 4 £170
Platinum 6 £250
Diamond 12 £480
Christmas 1 £60

 

Payment can be made by debit or credit card, BACS, cash, cheque or if you prefer a direct debit. Please note a 2.5% charge will be made if paying using a credit card

Pre-paid Funerals

The death of a relative often prompts many people to consider the provisions they have made for the future. With this in mind, we can offer advice on funeral planning. With a funeral plan, you can relieve your family of the financial stress and any worries about your funeral arrangements.

Gateway Funeral Services are proud to recommend funeral plans from Golden Charter, the UK’s leading independent funeral plan providers. More than 840,000 people in Great Britain have planned their funerals, over 250,000 of them with Golden Charter.

Golden Charter provides a range of funeral plans which offer comfort and security for you and your family. By choosing to plan ahead for your funeral, you’ll benefit from:

Peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of in advance.

The reassurance that your family won’t have to cope with any uncertainty or worries about your funeral.

Saving money by fixing the cost of your funeral at today’s prices.

Complete financial security - your money is held securely.

A guarantee of nothing more to pay for the services within our control, when you choose cremation. Acceptance is guaranteed, regardless of age or state of health. If you would like to know more about the benefits of a pre-paid funeral plan, contact us on 01274 653115 or 01274 891335.

On-line Memorials

Following a bereavement, many families can get great comfort from creating an “On-line” memorial for their loved one.

Gateway Funeral Services, in partnership with the Muchloved charity are able to offer you the facility to create your own memorial website, where you can express feelings about your loved one in words, pictures and music.

Your website can be used to enable family and friends to send their thoughts and memories, and you can invite them to contribute as well.

Your website can be kept totally private for just you and your close family and friends, or you may choose to allow public access. The privacy of your site is completely handed over to you.

The website can be used to pass on information regarding the funeral arrangements, anniversaries or other important dates.

You can collect and display donations to your chosen charity in memory of your loved one.

You can develop and keep a beautiful website which can be kept online indefinitely for family and future generations to see.

To begin to create your Memorial website please click on the link below

Gateway Funeral Services and MuchLoved - creating memorial websites in partnership

 

Star - How to help children with a funeral

A death in the family can be a confusing time for children. We aim to answer some of the questions that children will ask, and to assist parents with some of the more difficult decisions they will have to make. These decisions may include;

  • Should my child attend the funeral?
  • How much should I tell my child about the funeral process?
  • How do I explain what a funeral is?


(STAR) a Special Time to Always Remember

 

A funeral is often seen as a ‘taboo’ subject around children. In contrast to other equally important family occasions, such as birthdays and weddings, many children do not attend the funeral, due to the fact that adults around them are struggling with their own grief and sadness and simply don’t know what to say.

The days surrounding a death can be a confusing and difficult time. Altered daily routines and unfamiliar sights and sounds can be difficult for children to understand and cope with. After all, children notice even the most subtle changes in their routines and surroundings.

We are here to make this time easier for everyone involved. To do this, we have introduced STAR (a Special Time to Always Remember). STAR is a sensitive, caring approach to help children understand what a funeral is. We will encourage children to take a more active part in the funeral, and to allay fears about what the funeral is all about, by giving them the opportunity to hear the words of the funeral process, to express their feelings and concerns, and to write a STAR message to their loved one who has died.

We anticipate that this special time together will be when parents come to view the person who has died, or at a mutually agreed time.