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After the funeral


What happens to the cremated remains after the funeral?

The cremated remains are normally available 48 hours after the funeral unless otherwise specifically requested. Most crematoriums will retain the cremated remains for a period, giving you time to make your decision about their final resting place.

Are the remains after a cremation really that of my loved one?

Yes – All cremations are completed individually in accordance with the institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) Guiding Principles for Cremation. Each cremation has a unique identification number and label which follows the deceased through the whole cremation process.

Grief and Bereavement Counselling

Grief is a natural reaction to loss, and it is important to give yourself permission to grieve. In the weeks following a funeral, your emotions and feelings will be up and down. You might find it helpful to understand more about bereavement and grief and we have provided some links to resources that might be useful. Some people find it useful to meet with other people who have experienced similar losses, but this won’t be for everyone.  Other people find it helpful to speak one to one with someone, whether this is in-person or on-line. Everyone is different and there is no one size fits all solution to grief and bereavement.

The Remembrance Team can signpost you to organisations and local people who can help. We are always looking for the best resources to offer you, hence we will be regularly reviewing and adding to this section. If you would like an introduction to a local grief counsellor, please get in touch.

Cruse Helpline | Call our Grief Helpline

GriefChat is a free online service which connects you to a bereavement counsellor who can point you in the direction of further help and support. It can be accessed via a number of different websites – we recommend accessing it via the Cruse website if this is something you might find useful:

CruseChat | Chat with a Trained Bereavement Counsellor

Coping with grief and bereavement | Sue Ryder

Home – The Good Grief Trust

What to do when somebody dies?

After the funeral

Before the funeral

Smaran Asian Funeral Service

At the funeral

Funeral Costs

Our premises

Our bright and beautiful premises are accessible to everyone, regardless of where you live, as we offer home visits and a free pick-up service for people wanting to visit us to make arrangements or spend time with their loved one, whilst they are in our care.


Remembrance and Smaran offer services to people throughout Greater Manchester and surrounding Glossop. Our team live across the whole of this area, and many families choose to use us, even when we aren’t the closest funeral director to them because they have previously experienced the amazing care and support from Stacey, or they have been recommended by other families that have used us. You can still use our services, even if we aren’t on your doorstep, and benefit from our personalised, fair-priced funerals.

We will happily meet you at your home to sort out the funeral arrangements, and it helps, we can collect you to visit and spend time with your loved one in our Remembrance Room. Wherever you live, we are a caring, professional and customer-focussed team and we will always be as accessible to you as if we were just round the corner from you.

Our premises have full disabled access, free parking and are monitored by Verisure responsive security.

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