A modern alternative to a traditional funeral

Arrange a Direct Cremation with us for £1,445

A simple, dignified cremation without the ceremony and costs associated with traditional funerals. Our most affordable type of service, popular with customers who don’t want the fuss and expense of a traditional service.

With a direct cremation friends and family gain the freedom to arrange their own personal memorial, separate to the cremation; this allows you to say goodbye exactly when and how you choose.  It’s a modern alternative to the traditional funeral and increasingly growing in popularity. We have been offering these since 2007, probably before even the term was phrased.

What is included?

The cost of our unattended funerals includes collection and care of the deceased, cremation and doctors fees (if necessary), a simple eco-friendly coffin and easy options to complete the necessary paperwork in-person or online.

What will it cost?

£ 1,445
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Collection

Collection of deceased by private ambulance from any local place of death 24/7*

Paperwork

A free local home visit to complete the necessary paperwork or arrangements in our office or on-line/post

A Simple Coffin

A simple cardboard coffin as standard or oak effect coffin depending on requirement #

Disbursement costs

Crematorium fee AND doctors cremation certificates if necessary

Cremated remains

The ashes can be returned free to any local address in a simple cardboard casket with cremation certificate; collected by applicant or scattered at the crematorium

Direct Plus Attended - £1,845

Includes all of the above plus attendance of a funeral director and a witnessed direct cremation with no officiant or celebrant but where up to 8 persons can witness the committal for 10 minutes at the crematorium at 8.40 am including one piece of music.

WHY CHOOSE US INSTEAD OF A CHEAPER PROVIDER?

  • SUPPORT A LOCAL INDEPENDENT FAMILY BUSINESS WITH AN EXCELLENT REPUTATION
  • YOU WILL KNOW WHERE YOUR LOVED ONE IS AT ALL TIMES
  • YOUR LOVED ONE WILL NOT BE DRIVEN HUNDREDS OF MILES AROUND THE COUNTRY
  • YOU CAN SEE THEM AGAIN IF YOU WISH IN OUR DOVER CHAPEL OF REST**
  • YOU CAN CHOOSE AN ALTERNATIVE COFFIN/ASHES CONTAINER IF YOU WISH***
  • WE USE BARHAM CREMATORIUM AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE TAKE YOUR LOVED ONE FOR CREMATION (IF YOU WANT TO KNOW).
  • NO HIDDEN EXTRA COSTS FOR NURSING HOME OR PRIVATE ADDRESS OR OUT OF HOURS COLLECTIONS, DOCTORS FEES OR REMOVAL OF A PACEMAKER

* “Local” – Means any address in the Dover, Shepway, Ashford, Canterbury or Thanet Council districts. £1 per mile both ways surcharge for collections/ashes return from addresses further away.

** Preparation fee for chapel visits at our Dover Chapel = plus £85 

*** Extra costs for alternative choice coffins/ash caskets eg wicker = plus £345 

# For deceased over 20 stone special order coffin = plus £200 for coffin and extra staff  

PAYMENT TERMS: FULL PAYMENT BEFORE THE CREMATION 

For a Direct Burial cost please call or Email for a bespoke quote as price varies significantly on grave location

Why Sullivan and Son?

We are Funeral Directors you can trust, offering our services across Kent and further afield by request.

Highest rated Funeral Directors in east Kent

Free local home arrangements and return of ashes.

No hidden extras - Includes doctors cremation certifcates.

Direct Cremation Ambulance

Includes collection from any local place of death at any time.

Want to buy a direct cremation funeral plan?

We can write a Guaranteed Direct Cremation Plan in association with Open Pre Paid Funerals for only £1,995.00, or just £33.89pm over 5 years.

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Our Clients Say

Mark Popple
Mark Popple
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Paul & his team looked after my grandmother. From start to finish the service and professionalism he gave us was simply outstanding. We thank you sincerely. A very caring business. Thanks Mark.
Hollie Jenkins
Hollie Jenkins
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Top funeral place. When my grandad john died they listened to what my nan and the family wanted. They went above and beyond and went the extra mile even after the funeral! My nan recieved a little card with my grandads name on and stone. I would highyly recomend them to anyone! Thank you sullivan & son!
Jan Baker
Jan Baker
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I can't recommend these guys enough, Paul and his team were really understanding and helpful. I have used other funeral directors, based in Deal before and the service received was very different. If I am unfortunate enough to need the service again I would not think twice about going to them. Highly recommend. Thank you to Paul and team you made a difficult day more tolerable.
Peter Baynton-Power
Peter Baynton-Power
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We were recommended to Sullivan and Son by a relative and we are so pleased we went to Paul when my mum passed away. He was very helpful, explained everything and ensured all went very smoothly. A big thank you to all at Sullivan and Son for the care and service you provide
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