We Are All Individuals, Who Are Unique in Our Own Way
At Jukes Funeral Services, we understand that not every family would like a traditional funeral service. Therefore, after years of personalising individual funerals to reflect each loved one’s personality, hobbies, humour, loves, achievements, things that made them who they were and so much more, we have come to specialise in alternative and unique funeral services.
We like to listen, ask questions and get to know the person your loved one was. This will help us to offer services that will be tailored to and reflect your loved one’s life. This is the personalisation that goes hand in hand with an alternative funeral service.
Over the years, we have arranged and conducted funerals of loved ones who were fans of football, rugby, Star Wars, motorcycles, music, vintage cars, etc. or who served in the military, etc. Each family requested that these lifelong joys were reflected in their loved one’s funeral service, and we achieved this by offering our available alternative services, such as a different style hearse, bespoke flowers, venues, special routes to travel to service locations, different coloured ties, smoke grenades and a lot more. We are able to create these unique services by offering alternatives to the traditional funeral service. We will talk through different options for the following with you:
Venues – You may wish to consider holding the service at an alternative venue. We have supported families in arranging funerals that have taken place in their own home, garden, a local community centre or a function room. Many places will allow the coffin to be present.
Committal – You could have a look at the local crematoria, local authority and nearby natural burial grounds before making your final decision.
Coffins – There are many different alternative coffins to choose from: wicker, wool, cardboard and other alternatives to the traditional wooden coffin.
Flowers – Using flowers from the garden or wildflower arrangements can be an alternative to traditional funeral flowers. There are a great number of possibilities; for example, we have supported families who have chosen potted plants (such as chilli plants) instead, and we have arranged for personal items such as a trowel, walking boots or vegetables from their loved one’s allotment to be incorporated into the arrangements.
Celebrants – You may prefer to have a civil celebrant, humanist celebrant or religious leader to conduct the service. Alternatively, you may wish to do so yourself; it is not a requirement for the service to be lead by a professional, and many families we have worked with have created beautiful formal and informal services themselves.
Transport – There are a variety of hearses that you can choose from. If you have a suitable vehicle, then you could arrange to transport the coffin yourself (with some assistance, if you prefer).
Other alternative choices – There are many options available for stationery, refreshments, musicians, dress codes and personal tributes. Please contact us if you would like to know more.
Stuart, I would like to thank you and all Jukes staff for the compassion shown with moms passing. The level of professionalism shown was above and beyond anything we were expecting. You were always there for us, and nothing was too much trouble. At what was an extremely difficult and sad time it was a great comfort to know mom was in you safe keeping and being treated with the utmost respect and dignity, the kind things that you did meant so much and the precious keepsakes we received will be treasured for all time.
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you have done to ensure our Dad's funeral went smoothly and included all our personal touches. We are very grateful for all your help, support and efficiency during this very hard time for us all.
Dad's funeral was held at St Chad's Church on Friday 7th August. Jukes Funeral Services were absolutely incredible. They put so much thought and detail into every step of the process and I cannot praise them enough for the incredible high level of client care and service. Friday was the hardest day of my life but I had comfort knowing that Jukes had helped give my Dad the best send off we could have possibly given him.
I've got no words except 'THANK YOU'. You went above and beyond for Tren and for that I am truly grateful. It was the best send off I've ever seen. It was quite a memorable day! I now class you as my friends and wish you all the best in the future.
Thank you for the dreamcatchers, the one with Mark and the two smaller ones we held during the service. It was such a thoughtful acy on your part and we are so appreciative.