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What Is A Wake

A wake is a social gathering that is associated with death. Traditionally a wake took place in the house of the deceased with the body present and for many religions this is still the case.  The term ‘wake’ originated from a late-night prayer vigil where mourners would keep watch over the deceased until they were buried but today, it is mostly used to refer to the social side of a funeral.  

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What To Do When A Loved One Passes Away At Home

When a loved one passes away, the way in which we deal with grief is very individual to the person who has been bereaved. Here at Pearce Funeral Services, we are very conscious of this fact and therefore make it our mission to ensure that we are always on hand to offer support whatever time of the day or night that support is needed. 

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Appropriate Funeral Flowers

When a loved one passes away, people often want to send their condolences and 
sympathies. Quite often there is uncertainty as to the best way to do this, particularly when it 
comes to sending flowers. Knowing which flowers or plants are appropriate to send can be 


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SAIF Grief Counselling Service

Pearce Funeral Services are members of SAIF (Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors). As a member of SAIF, we are also part of the SAIF Care network. SAIF Care is a UK-wide bereavement service that offers a free counselling service to our customers who are aged 18 or over. 

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Fair Funerals Pledge

We are very proud to announce that we have signed up to the Fair Funeral Pledge. The purpose of the pledge is to encourage funeral directors across the UK to address the national funeral poverty crisis from within the funeral industry.

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By listening to you we will respectfully guide you, ensuring that the final act of saying goodbye is arranged in the way that reflects you and your loved one.

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I wanted to say thank you for all your assistance and support in the time from Mum’s death to her funeral. I have been grateful for your guidance and advice in an area where I have so little knowledge and found myself not knowing what action to take next.

From the first conversation it was evident that you were the right person to help us through this difficult time. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to others.


John, my family and I want to thank you for the superb, professional service that you and your company provided for us. From the very beginning your calming and friendly approach made a very difficult and sad time much easier to bear. 

Words and the service content were very important to us as Terry was such a unique character and with your help and relevant suggestions, we got everything that we all wanted. We were even able to share some humour as we made the funeral fit Terry’s charismatic personality and something that even he would have appreciated. 

Your dignified and personal touch made us much more relaxed on the day and we were so grateful that with your help we’d given Terry a fitting tribute. Thank you once again and we have already recommended your services to many other people.

June, Daryn and Carl L

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