As unique as the life lived

We believe that a funeral should be a personal and special occasion, where you dictate what happens.
Everyone is different in their lives. This can and should be reflected in their funeral.

Whether you believe that a funeral with many traditional features is appropriate, or one that is considerably different, we hope the information on our website will assist in arranging a personal celebration of the life
of your loved one. This site will be continually updated when new ideas and items become available.

Any good funeral director should be able to provide all of the options available on this site.

You may find however, that some of the larger groups are unable to as they may not be allowed to purchase single items from any supplier as their head office does not have an agreement in place. Please see "Why use an independent funeral director?" to the right.

Also some of the national and multi-national groups "hide" behind the names of old family businesses.
Please be sure to check who you are actually entrusting to look after your loved one.

A list of funeral directors recommended by Charles Cowling's The Good Funeral Guide can be found here.
PS, We are under Suffolk :-)

Please use the links to the right for idea's and inspiration.

Some info on Armstrongs other sites can be found below.

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Save your family a lot of less than 5 minutes!

It’s amazing to think that the majority of us leave it to our loved ones to “guess” what type of funeral we would have wanted!

You would not believe the stress and heartache that this can cause the ones we leave behind……during one of the most difficult times in their lives.

At Armstrongs we have lost count of the number of arguments, tears and the upset caused to families by having to make such huge decisions at this most difficult time.

It is always a good idea to talk about these issues with those who are closest to you and to make a written record of your preferences. It will reassure your family that you have thought about things carefully and give them confidence that they are acting in accordance with your wishes when making important decisions.

This can be done by simply taking 5 minutes and filling out a free Advance Wishes Form.

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The independent funeral profession has a long and proud history of providing a personal, caring service to local communities. Carrying on the independent family tradition is Armstrongs Funeral Service.

Noted and awarded for our level of care in providing a truly caring and personal service, Armstrongs are proud to be the only traditional, independent family funeral service
in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

As the only completely independent funeral director in Bury we have the capacity to offer an extremely personal service to our clients. Our funeral arrangements are totally bespoke in nature, and can be altered to suit a wide variety of individual requests.

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    Why use an independent funeral director?

    The independent funeral profession has a long and proud history of providing a personal, caring service to local communities.

    Single minded devotion

    With an Independent Funeral Service all of their attention is concentrated on satisfying the needs of the family. They are not distracted or bound by corporate rules handed down from head office. They are flexible and responsive to your needs.

    Devoted to families,
    not profits

    Large concerns answer to shareholders. Independent family businesses answer to you. In a locally owned firm there is no pressure from head office to increase profits. Our business will do well when we serve you well.

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