Questions you are asking..

What happens at the end of the service?

At the end of the service the minister will leave and everyone should stand.

In a crematorium chapel the coffin may remain on view, be hidden by a curtain or be lowered into the floor.


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    We have included lots of useful information regarding funerals that you may find useful.

What to do when someone dies

Nothing is more traumatic than a loved one passing on. Here is a guide for you to follow, though you are more than welcome to call us 24/7 on our contact number of 01254 503240
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Pre-paid Funeral Plans

Supporting your family and loved ones can start well before your passing by setting up a funeral plan. Take away the financial and planning stress by paying and arranging your funeral in the present.

Click here to read about funeral plans.

Helping the bereaved

Sometimes one of the hardest parts about a death is knowing how to help the bereaved. Some of us may feel awkward about even saying sorry as we dont know if it will help, or that it feels empty in some way. Here are some articles that you may find useful if you are in this situation.

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W.M.Altys and Sons was established in 1915. Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, we remain one of the last independant funeral services in Lancashire.

Our website will provide you with useful information on our services. Please use the menu near the top of the page to access the various areas on our site. Should you wish to talk to us, we are available all year round 24 x 7 on the telephone numbers to the right.

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    Serving Lancashire and its people since 1905



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