Baby & Infant Funerals
To enable bereaved parents to travel with their loved-one to the place of interment
About This Free Service
There are several ways to convey a baby or infant’s coffin to its place of interment, such as a horse drawn carriage, a classic vehicle converted into a hearse, or in a funeral home’s standard hearse. These options whilst extremely worthy, all cost money, and more importantly, the bereaved parents are unable to travel with their loved-one, who must make the journey alone. I know from personal experience that it would be so much better if parents were able to travel with their loved-one on that final journey, and not have to follow in a vehicle behind. All the bereaved parents I know agree with these sentiments.
For this reason I have established a free baby & infant hearse service using a white Range Rover, so that parents can travel with their loved-one to the place of interment. The coffin rests inside the vehicle on a catafalque, which is draped in either purple, pale blue or pale pink crushed velvet. Personal items such as a shawl, toys, photographs and flowers can be positioned around it. The parents, together with another close family member, if they so choose, sit on the vehicle's rear seats, which is just in front of where the coffin rests. Small coffins can rest between the parents on a special deck if preferred. Dark tinted windows give the privacy needed. A black Range Rover is available if preferred.
This service has been designed to ensure that the final journey the bereaved parents share with their loved-one leaves a dignified, lasting and positive memory for them.