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Calder Moore Funeral Directors is a local family-owned and operated funeral company committed to looking after all those entrusted to us with sensitivity and respect.

Our focus is twofold – to provide the perfect send-off for your loved one, arranged and carried out according to your wishes; and to do so at an affordable price. Whether you choose the traditional funeral option or prefer to tailor a contemporary ceremony that reflects present day influences, we are here to listen, support and guide you on all aspects.

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About Us

We are an independent family-owned and operated funeral company. Being independent means we are free from third-party profit seekers and also the constraints of corporate structures.  Having worked in the funeral profession for a multi-branch organisation, successfully conducting hundreds of ceremonies over the years, we made the decision to set our own course in order to be in control and enabling us to provide a more personal approach putting continuity of care at the heart of all our services, whilst keeping funeral costs affordable.

Continuity of Care is the cornerstone on which our funeral provision rests, meaning that the person who has died as well as the family arranging the funeral will always be attended to directly by the people whose name is above the door – from the initial point of contact to making the funeral arrangements through to the day of the funeral and beyond.

Funeral Costs – our modest funeral pricing is clear and transparent.  We will never try to upsell or persuade you to buy additional products or services you neither need nor want, for we believe that funerals don’t have to be expensive. Our aim is to establish ourselves as a trusted and integral part of the local community.

AFFORDABLE FUNERAL PACKAGES WITH NO HIDDEN COSTS... Traditional Option-£1,950 Essentials Option-£1,550 Direct Cremation-£949

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Fixed price £2,100
Daldowie or Linn Crematorium
Attended Funeral
Includes Cremation Fee

This is a traditional funeral service attended by family and friends at either of the above crematoriums.

Fixed price £950
Direct Cremation
Unattended Funeral
Includes Cremation Fee

This is a funeral option where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony or service for the deceased, but they do not attend the private cremation itself.

Fixed price £2,350
Holmsford Bridge or Masonhill Crematorium
Attended Funeral
Includes Cremation Fee

This is a traditional funeral service attended by family and friends at either of the above crematoriums.

Supporting Information

What To Do When Someone Dies

Once the MCCD has been issued, the applicant must register the death within 8 days at the Registrar’s office. Normally this would be in the local district Registrar’s office but can be done at any Registrar’s office in Scotland.

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When ready, the next of kin or person taking responsibility for the funeral arrangements can make an appointment to meet with the funeral director either at their premises or a home visit where you will be taken through all the choices available and things to consider. An estimate will be given at the end of the arrangement confirming the choices made.

What to do when someone dies

There are several steps that need to be taken and will initially depend on where the person has died and the circumstances. Once the death has been verified, your funeral director can be contacted to transfer the person who has died to their premises to be cared for in accordance with your wishes. If a person dies suddenly and unexpectedly, or the cause of death is unclear, the GP or hospital doctor may be unable to issue a death certificate. In these instances the Procurator Fiscal’s Office will be informed. The Procurator Fiscal may decide that a post-mortem is necessary. A death certificate will be issued when the cause of death has been established. In all cases you will need the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) to be issued
in order to register the death. Preliminary funeral arrangements can begin at any time with the funeral director.

If the death was expected, a medically qualified professional must verify the death. Contact the deceased’s doctor (if during surgery hours), who will attend and verify the death.

If death occurs out of hours, call NHS 24 (Tel. 111), who will arrange for an on-call doctor or senior nurse to attend. The doctor will subsequently issue a MCCD.

If the death was not expected, call 999 and ask for the emergency services to attend. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal, who will investigate the cause of death and may instruct a post-mortem. A contracted funeral director will be instructed to convey the person who has died to the hospital/city mortuary. Once the investigation is concluded, a MCCD will be issued.

Where someone dies in hospital, they will be cared for at the hospital mortuary until such time as the MCCD has been issued by a hospital doctor.

If the death was expected, care home staff will contact the person’s doctor to attend and verify the death. The doctor will subsequently issue a MCCD.

If the death was not expected, the emergency services will be contacted and asked to attend. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal who will investigate the cause of death and may instruct a post-mortem. A contracted funeral director will be instructed to convey the person
who has died to the hospital/city mortuary. Once the investigation is concluded, a MCCD will be issued.

We can provide a global repatriation service to and from the UK, as well as internal UK transfers. We will take care of all the formalities from the administrative paperwork to the necessary preparations of the person who has died.

Once the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) has been issued, the death must normally be registered within 8 days. Death registrations are now done remotely (over the telephone). It is the responsibility of the certifying doctor to email the MCCD to the registrar of your choice. Ask the doctor to include your contact details to the registrar. The registrar will then contact you. If, however, your contact details are not copied in by the doctor, you will have to contact the registrar. The registrar will guide you through the process.

Who can register a death?

  • Any relative of the deceased
  • Any person who was present when the person died
  • The deceased’s executor or another legal representative
  • The occupier of the property where the person died; or if there is no such person as above,
  • Anyone who knows the necessary information to register the death
  • You must be at least 16 years of age to act as a qualified informant

To assist the registration, it would be helpful if you have the following documents available:

  • The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (this should have already been emailed to the registrar by the certifying medical professional prior to your appointment)
  • The deceased’s birth certificate
  • The deceased’s marriage or civil partnership certificate, if applicable
  • The deceased’s medical card/number, if available

The registrar will issue:

  • A white document (Certificate of Registration of Death) required by the funeral director before burial or cremation can proceed
  • An abbreviated Death Certificate which is issued free of charge (if you require a full Death Certificate there is a charge, you may wish to purchase more than one for banks, insurance companies etc)
  • You will also be given advice on how to use the Tell Us Once service for informing government departments of the death

When ready, the next of kin or the person taking responsibility for the funeral can begin making the funeral arrangements. This can be done over the telephone, at our funeral home or by a home visit, whichever is most convenient. We are good listeners. We will very carefully take your instructions and gently guide you through the choices available and the things to consider. A written estimate of the funeral cost will always be provided at the end of the arrangement, confirming the choices made.

The main decisions to be made will include:

Will the funeral be a burial or cremation, religious or non-religious?  Where will the service take place?  What are the family’s transport requirements?     How to personalise the funeral – Order of Service booklets, floral tributes, music, charity donations etc

 

We can be contacted by telephone 24 hours a day for advice and support.