The Funeral

When arranging the funeral please give us your instructions as fully as possible so that we can provide a service to your satisfaction. Our services range from the simplest inexpensive funeral to any required standard.

We can provide various effects to personalise the funeral. These include Vintage Hearse, Horse-Drawn Hearse, Motorcycle Hearse, Trumpeter, Scottish Piper and appropriate flag. Service funerals can also be arranged.

Every effort will be made to estimate accurately our costs, and fees paid on behalf of the relatives of the Deceased, i.e. to cemeteries, crematorium, clergy, churches, doctors etc. These cannot be guaranteed on the initial estimate as they can vary considerably.

We can offer our large service room to conduct the funeral service if required. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, and ensure that your expectations are met and exceeded.

Our Chapels of Rest are provided for families to visit if they so wish. If outside normal working hours please telephone so that a member of staff is made available.

Floral tributes may be delivered to our premises on the day of the funeral. At your request we will remove any tribute cards after the funeral for placing in a memorial album.

The certificate of death from the doctor must be taken to the Registrar. Deaths in the County of Kent (except Medway) may be registered at any of the main Registrar’s Offices provided by Kent County Council.

Helpful Information

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Department for Work and Pensions

You may be able to obtain financial help from DWP. This will contribute towards the cost of the funeral. You can find out further by going to


Codes of Practice

Havill Funeral Directors are proud to follow the guidelines as set out by The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). Further information on these guidelines can be found at

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