Where do the Doctors Forms come from?

The first Medical Form is usually completed by the person’s GP or Consultant and the Confirmatory Certificate is completed by an independent doctor not connected to the deceased.

Can the family provide their own bearers?

Yes, they can but we would prefer a full set being provided – so either 4 or 6 as required.

Can the deceased be taken home beforehand?

Yes, in certain circumstances this can be arranged. Please ask your funeral director for advice.

Can we choose any music?

At the crematorium, any music can be played and also pictures can be shown on a screen. At a church it would need to be cleared with the incumbent or vicar.

Can we view the deceased beforehand?

Yes, most deceased can be viewed in one of our Chapels of Rest, depending on the circumstances of the death. Please check with the funeral director beforehand.

Can we have a donations to a charity?

Donations can be sent to a charity – an online memorial page will be set up for each deceased person and this will include details of the funeral and also allow donations to be made directly.

What happens to the coffin after the Service?

The coffin remains on the catafalque until all the people have left the chapel. It is then moved to the cremator and each person is cremated individually. The remains are kept separate and always identified throughout the process.

What can I do with the cremated remains?

These can be scattered at the crematorium, interred in a plot at a cemetery or churchyard. They can also be scattered in a favourite spot. See our website for more details.

Can I place a memorial?

A memorial can be placed on a grave following a burial once the ground has settled (usually 6-12 months). After an interment of cremated remains a tablet can be placed on the grave the same day or soon after.

Can I put a notice in the paper?

We can put a death notice in a newspaper of your choice including details of the funeral and any instructions regarding flowers or donations to a charity.

Contact Us


Westbury Road Fareham,
Hampshire, PO16 7XU
(Parking Available)

Phone: 01329 282711
Email: funerals@coghlan.net

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 - 17:30

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
(24 Hours Support)


129 Forton Road, Gosport,
Hampshire, PO12 4TQ
(Parking Available)

Phone: 023 9258 0074
Email: gosport@coghlan.net

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 - 17:00
9:00 - 16:00

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
(24 Hours Support)