Simple Cremation Package

from £1700 including Cremation fees

Our Professional Fees for making the arrangements and completion of legal documentation

Oak veneered coffin and gown

Transportation of the deceased to the Crematorium in our Jaguar hearse

Visiting during office hours only

Cremation at local crematorium

Traditional Funeral
(Burial or Cremation)

from £1,800 (excluding third party fees)

Our Professional Services

Hearse and driver to convey your loved one to the service

An oak veneered coffin

Flexible viewing in our Chapel of Rest

Support and advice for your family in every aspect of planning a funeral service

Third Party fees are in addition

Simple Burial Package

from £1,100 (excluding cemetery fees)

Our Professional Fees for making the arrangements and completion of legal documentation

Oak veneered coffin and gown

Transportation of the deceased to the Cemetery in our Jaguar hearse

Visiting during office hours only

Third party fees are in addition

We are very proud of our fleet, comprising of a Jaguar hearse and limousine. Included in our fee is the provision of a jaguar hearse and should you wish to make use of our limousines we can provide any number at an additional charge. Traditionally families tend to have of one limousine, which holds six passengers and then make use of their own vehicles to follow the cortege to the funeral service.

There are many other types of funeral vehicles available to hire and we will endeavour to fulfil any unusual transportation requests you may have. Our images below show a range of funeral vehicles we have used including the very elegant horse drawn hearse in black or white. For the motorcycle enthusiast we are able to provide a variety of ​makes and models including Harley Davidson and Triumph.

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Included in our fee is the cost of an Oak veneered coffin featured below.  However for an additional fee we can supply you with a choice of other types of coffins, including solid wood, Willow, Bamboo and other Eco friendly options. In addition we can also supply picture coffins and glitter coffins. We only use suppliers who are registered with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). If you have a particular request please ask us about how we can help you to achieve your wishes.

Oak veneered coffins are included in our price

Picture Coffins Brochure

For some families flowers are a very important part of saying good bye to their loved one, however they are not an essential requirement and some families choose not to have floral tributes at all. There are many different shapes and sizes of arrangements available to accommodate all tastes and we can guide you through the process of deciding the most appropriate type of arrangement for your family.

In order to assist you in this we have an account with the florist based in Cottingham Village centre and are happy to liaise with them on your behalf. Alternatively, if you prefer you can make your own arrangements with your favourite florist who will deliver your flowers to our premises prior to the funeral service.

Many families choose to ask for donations to their favourite charity in lieu of flowers. Details of this can be included in any newspaper announcement and collection boxes can be placed at the place of worship.

Traditionally family and friends sent floral tributes as a mark of respect for the person who has passed away, however it has become more popular for the family to arrange for a floral tribute to be displayed on the coffin during the service and then ask for donations in lieu of flowers to a charity or charities of their choosing.

Donations can be made in a number of ways, a collection box can be made available at the service for mourners to use. After the service it will then be sealed and handed directly to the family for them to pass onto the charity or charities of their choosing.

In addition details of charities can be published in an Order of Service, in an announcement online or in a newspaper. Friends and family can then make a donation directly to the chosen charity at a convenient time for them.

If you have chosen a service that includes a burial in an existing grave we will arrange with a local stonemason to remove the headstone on your behalf in preparation for the service to take place. Following the service you will be able to liaise with them regarding any additional subscription or cleaning that may be required.

Please find below the details of stonemasons we use.

We can assist you in choosing and preparing funeral stationery.  Order of Services, or hymn sheets as they are sometimes referred to, are very popular and can be an aide to ensuring the smooth running of the funeral service.  Each order of service is bespoke and designed and created according to the wishes and tastes of your family.

Their content can vary a great deal, often including the words to a hymn, titles of favourite musical pieces, details of who is speaking during the service and information for the mourners regarding which charity will be receiving their donations and an invitation to join the family for refreshments afterwards.

Photographs of the deceased are often incorporated in the design, along with images of favourite flowers or animals.

In addition, we can supply matching bookmarks, thank you cards and announcement cards.   We use a local printer who will create your individual stationery using information and photographs provided yourselves.  There are many different options available and to assist you please find below images of different formats and a sample of an order of service.

If you prefer you can arrange to have your own order of services printed or design and produce your own. Once again, we will assist you in any way, we can to help you achieve your desired outcome.

View our Sample Order of Service

Each family have their own idea of how they would like to celebrate the life of their loved one. We can provide you with a wide range of choice for the type of service you would like and arrange for a professional minister or celebrant to conduct the funeral service for you should you wish so. We can provide you with Ministers of Religion from all denominations including Church of England, Roman Catholic, Methodist, United Reformed and many others.

In addition if you require a non religious service we have a number of Celebrants who can provide this service for you and your family. If you do not wish to hold a formal service we will help you arrange and conduct a respectful and meaningful farewell to your loved one.

Services can also be conducted by family and friends and we will help you and support you in conducting your own celebration of the life of your loved one in a way that is most appropriate for your family and friends.

There are many different types of memorial jewellery to suit all tastes and budgets, samples of which can be found in our picture gallery. The most popular supplier is Ashes Into Glass, where the memorial jewellery is handmade in the UK and comes in a range of colours set in either gold or silver. Each item is individually made to order and prices start from £113. If you would like more information regarding sourcing memorial please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Ashes into Glass –
Alba Rose Ashes –


If you would like to place a newspaper announcement, we can guide you and organise the placing of the announcement on your behalf. It can be very difficult to find the right words to say and in order to assist you please find below an example of a typical announcement. We do recommend that you don’t include in your announcement details of the venue for any refreshments to follow, instead families often provide these details in an order of service or via an announcement at the service.​

Click here to view our previous Funeral Notices or view the example notice below

JONES Herbert
Peacefully after a short illness on 10th April 2015, aged 72 years.
A most dearly loved husband of Doreen, a loving dad of Tom and Peter, daughter-in-law Susan, treasured grandad of Sophie and Colin. Service at Zion United Reformed Church, Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4BB on Friday 17th April 2015 at 10.30am, prior to private interment at Cottingham Cemetery.

Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, to Cancer Research

Resting at H Kemp and Son Ltd. Telephone 844695

If you have photographs of your loved one which are faded or damaged and you would like to use them as part of your farewell tribute then we can offer a restoration service provided by Loved Ones Forever. They are able to digitally enhance your original photographs but then can also offer a printing and framing service.  Download the Loved Ones Forever Photograph Restoration PDF

SAIF Membership:
H Kemp & Son Ltd proud to be
members of the Society of Allied
and Independent Funeral Directors
our regulatory body for Independent
Funeral Directors.

Contact Us:
H Kemp and Son Limited
259 Hallgate, Cottingham
East Yorkshire, HU16 4BG
Tel: 01482 844 695
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