Personalising a funeral

There are many ways to ensure a funeral is a celebration of the life of your loved one, we can talk you through all of the options. Please contact A L & G Abbott Funeral Directors for more information.

Involving family and friends


Think about individual contributions such as an address from a member of your family which could be in the form of a religious reading, a poem or perhaps a favourite story.

Carrying the coffin

This can be discussed when making the funeral arrangements.

The Service

Encouraging mourners to take an active part in the ceremony is another way of personalising. Ask them to bring a token, a flower, note or card and lay it on the coffin or in the run up to the ceremony think of music special to their loved one that can be played during the service.

Eulogy and obituary


A Eulogy is a speech or piece of writing that praises someone highly and is delivered during the funeral.

Writing and giving a eulogy is a way of saying farewell to someone who has died that, in a sense, brings the person to life in the minds of the audience. Your minister is best placed to offer you advice, but generally people include information about family, early childhood, qualifications and work life, interests, activities and club membership and finally special stories.

Writing An Obituary

Obituaries are usually published in local or national newspapers and this is something we can help you with. It is a way of informing many people about the death of your loved one and can include the date, time and location of the funeral. It is also a good way to announce the charity chosen by the family to enable people to make donations, especially if an online donation site has been set up. Should you wish to arrange the obituary yourself with the newspaper office you will need to take a typed or written notice and a copy of the death certificate with you together with a photograph. Alternatively, we will organise the obituary for you.

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We serve Kempston and the surrounding areas. If you need any advice then please do get in touch and we will be happy to help you.

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