By way of suggestion, many years ago a local family discussed their requirements with one of the above florists. The florist designed a coffin spray, which looked like one arrangement but in fact was made up of several individual units. Sections of a family effectively had their own tribute but when assembled it looked like one arrangement. Local florists know this arrangement as a Bishop X where the X represents the number of individual units (e.g. a coffin spray with 4 units would be Bishop by 4). The arrangements are in a moisture-retentive material and can be taken to hospitals, churches or homes for the elderly after the funeral, if the family wishes.
The obituary notice will usually indicate whether family members and friends should send flowers or donations. It is becoming more usual with cremations to send donations. Generally the family decide which association they wish to benefit, whilst they are making the funeral arrangements. We will co-ordinate receipt of donations on behalf of the family, prepare an itemised list of donations received and provide a summary to the family. If you contact us we can assist.
A number of commonly supported organisations are listed with links below: