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Bespoke Coffins

Posted Wed 11 Apr 2012

Over the last few years there have been many changes regarding coffins that are available to families. The traditional wooden coffins we are all used to seeing are making way for modern and bespoke coffins, which can even be designed by the family.


Writing an Eulogy

Posted Thu 05 Apr 2012

Last week I was talking to a friend who said “I have been asked to speak at the funeral of a friend, because everyone thinks I am the right person to do it. I’m sure there is someone better, What do I do?” ”Where do I start?”


Elderly Care Show

Posted Wed 28 Mar 2012

On 30th/31st March we are going to try out another first for us. Gateway Funeral Services have been asked to exhibit at the Elderly Care Show which will be held on Friday and Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. at ALCC, Wapping Road, Bradford, and is free for everyone to attend.


Mothering Sunday

Posted Sat 17 Mar 2012

Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Although it’s often called Mothers’ Day. Posted on March 17th 2012


The Undertaker

Posted Mon 05 Mar 2012

Today I would like to share with you a poem called The Undertaker. I have taken this from the fantastic website of my friend Charles Cowling, (I hope he doesn’t mind) who devised and edits The Good Funeral Guide. Charles is a man who calls a spade a spade, says someone is dead and has not passed away, and will give you all the information you need and want to know, about arranging a funeral. His book of the same name is an interesting and informative read, and well worth purchasing by anyone who may need to arrange a funeral at any time. His ever expanding list of recommended funeral directors, includes many great funeral directors up and down the country, one of which of course is our own company, who were the first to be listed in West Yorkshire. Take a look at his website, I guarantee you will be totally absorbed, but in the meantime enjoy the poem.


Bereavement Friendship Group

Posted Mon 27 Feb 2012

As part of our continuing care for those who have suffered a bereavement, I would like to tell you about our Bereavement Friendship Group.