A Brief Description of My Free and Unique Services and Why I Do Not Charge
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Based in Torquay on the English Riviera, I provide the following specialist and alternative hearse services in South Devon, and in certain cases beyond. I deem it an honour to convey a loved one to their place of interment on behalf of a family, and for that reason I cannot accept payment in return for this service. Instead I ask that a donation is made in the loved one's memory to Torbay Bikers for Kids who raise funds to help improve the lives and education of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in Torbay and the surrounding area. So far some 140 children have been helped by donations.
Babies & Infants Hearse
This service was created to enable bereaved parents to travel with their loved one to the place of interment. Using either a white or a black Range Rover, the coffin rests inside the vehicle on a catafalque, with the parents sitting directly in front of it, leaving a dignified, positive and lasting memory for them. Small coffins can rest between the parents on a mini-deck.
This service was also created to enable bereaved parents to travel with their loved one to the place of interment. Using either a white or a black Range Rover, the coffin rests next to one parent, with the other parent sitting in front, leaving a dignified, positive and lasting memory for them, together with the satisfaction of sharing their loved one's last journey.
A powerful custom built black trike draws a specially made open-top black bier, on which the coffin rests. I created this service to assist bereaved families who want to give their loved one the send-off that every biker & motorcycle enthusiast deserves, but find the cost of hiring in a company to do this prohibitive.
HM Armed Forces Veterans Hearse
The closest there is to conveying a coffin on a horse drawn gun carriage as used at state and ceremonial funerals. A black Range Rover with the tri-service crest draws an open-top bier on which the coffin rests, draped by a large Union flag. This unique method of honouring our military veterans in a procession to their place of interment will leave a lasting memory for family, friends and comrades attending.
Range Rover Hearse
For those who in life enjoyed four-wheel-drive vehicles and/or the countryside, a black Range Rover drawing an open-top bier on which the coffin rests would be a perfect statement of this for their final journey. The coffin can also rest inside a black or a white Range Rover, subject to coffin length.
Football Supporters Hearse
For those who in life passionately supported a particular football club, my football supporter's themed hearse would be perfect for their final journey by giving them the ultimate send-off and showing all in attendance their love for the club they supported. The hearse carries the club's name and crest on its front, sides & rear. The coffin, which is draped with the club's flag, rests on a grass deck, and there are other features also, all tailored for their beloved club.
Escorted Ashes Transportation
With this bespoke service, the ashes of a loved one are personally transported in a specially adapted white or black Range Rover, to ensure they are treated with the greatest dignity and respect.
Emergency Hearse Cover & Second Hearse Hire
If a funeral home's hearse is unable to carry out a funeral for whatever reason, or if a second hearse is required, I am able to provide a black Ford Cardinal hearse with driver should the need ever arise.