R. Healy & Son Funeral Directors is a 24 hour business that caters for all aspect of funeral requirements
When Somebody Dies
It is important to contact the Doctor involved without delay. If the doctor is satisfied as to the cause of death, he or she will issue the Death Certificate. However, if the doctor is not satisfied as to the cause of death, he/she may consult the local Coroner, who then decides if a Post Mortem is required. Arrangements then have to be made with the Pathologist as to when this can take place. All sudden deaths, accidents etc., are, by law be subject to a Coroner Post Mortem.
How much does a funeral cost?
The cost of a funeral will be determined by you and your family. Funeral costs are broken down into two areas. The costs charged by the Funeral Director will include the cost of the coffin selected, transportation costs, and preparation of deceased and professional services. The costs will also include payments made to third parties, such as cemeteries, crematoria, newspapers, and florists, on your behalf. The amount you spend on a funeral should be in line with what you or the estate can financially afford. In all cases we offer families a detailed quotation of the estimated costs of their chosen funeral.
I have relatives coming from abroad, is there a difficulty in delaying the funeral?
No. Once preparation and embalming has taken place viewing is normally available over an extended period of time.
Is embalming required?
We recommend embalming in all cases. We believe that the care and presentation of the body is one of our most important functions as Funeral Directors. We have a fully qualified embalming team to achieve the highest possible standard of presentation available. Embalming combines the sanitation and preservation of the body. This is achieved by the injection of a treated solution into the circulatory system. This returns a more natural appearance and also prevents the spread of bacteria and advancement of deterioration.
In cremation is the coffin also cremated?
Yes. The cremation regulations require that nothing must be removed from the coffin after it has been received. Only combustible materials in the manufacture of coffins are used in cremation.