Unattended Funerals and Direct Cremations

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Unattended funerals, Direct Cremations on the Isle of Wight

H. V. Taylor & Son Limited

An unattended funeral is simply a funeral where the body is buried or cremated with no one in attendance. A Direct Cremation is a common term used for an Unattended Funeral. Rest assured that we carry out our role with dignity and care, to our usual high standards. The lack of attendees does not alter this. 

Based in Ryde, H. V. Taylor & Son Limited  pride ourselves on offering a personal and flexible approach during this distressing time. If  you’d like to know more about unattended funerals and direct cremation please  give us a call on 01983 562 082.

Direct cremations from £1600


“The whole team at Taylor’s are exceptionally helpful and thoughtful. I have used their services twice now and cannot fault their professionalism and attention to detail and would recommend them to anyone who is in need of a funeral director. Their prices are also excellent and blow the big chains out of the water for value of money with no compromise in service or quality.”

Lewis W.

Direct cremations on the Isle of Wight

Why choose an Unattended Funeral ?

There are a number of reasons including;

  • The wishes of the deceased. The deceased may not have wanted the ‘fuss’ of a traditional funeral service.
  • Unattended funerals are usually carried out on days, and times of the day when Crematoriums and Funeral Directors are less busy.  Additionally, simple basic wooden coffins are usually used and the Funeral Director will normally only provide essential basic services.  These factors allow costs to be reduced while still arranging for a legal burial or cremation.
  • The wishes of the family/next of kin. The family may choose to mark the passing of their loved one in other ways.  These can be very apt and personal events.