Frequently Asked questions
Although we do our very best not to alter a person’s appearance, sometimes we are told that the deceased person looks different. We feel that the change is someone’s features is partly due to body changes after death and also partly due to the embalming process, however, we do our very best not to alter a person’s appearance in any way.
This is a very common question and yet it is one that can not be answered in one line. The cost of a funeral varies dramatically depending on what people request. Every funeral is different, coffins come in a wide range of prices, removals and services all require different amounts of time, etc. If you would like to know the exact cost of how much a funeral would be – then we recommend that you call to our office, give us the details of what your requirements would be and we would be more than happy to give a very close estimate without obligation.
If a situation occurs where there are no funds available for pay for funeral expenses, then it is important to let the funeral director know this prior to making any arrangements. The funeral director can advise the family as to how an application can be submitted to the Department of Social Protection. The Department of Social Protection will assess the situation and if they agree, then they will assist as they see fit.
Yes, cremation is a very regular request and at Smyths we deal with all crematoria nationwide.
Again, every funeral is different. It always depends on what is required. In general however, the complete cost of burial or cremation works out quite similar.