Cremation Options

When you have just lost someone close to you

Searsons Portsmouth Funeral Directors

Choosing Cremation - The Benefits

Choosing cremation can provide many more benefits when it comes to the final placement and memorialisation of the cremated remains. Gone are the days when ashes are just routinely scattered in the crematorium gardens. Today there are many, very popular alternatives that extend a multitude of benefits in having a lasting and meaningful memorial to your loved one. Many people do not realise that there are little regulatory restrictions when it comes to interring or scattering cremated remains. You have a lot more freedom of choice than you may be aware and this section will highlight some of those options.

Having the actual service at a crematorium can also provide many benefits in comparison to a service at a cemetery. Most crematoria are modern, spacious, warm and accommodating. They all have integrated sound systems for your music choices to be played, an Organ and, more recent developments, extending video and internet services, allowing family and friends around the world to view the service in real time. A cremation service can also afford a more comfortable, relaxed and informal gathering in respect of the atmosphere of the venue. The service chapels are usually non-denominational, beautifully decorated and tend not to reflect a sombre appearance.

Nationally 80% of funerals are cremation

Next StepsNationally 80% of funerals are cremation, proving to be the prefered choice for many. However, knowing your prefered option also brings with it countless other decisions, and these informative sections will highlight some of the other decisions you may need to make about choosing cremation or burial.


Portchester Crematorium

Portchester CremBeing located within the heart of Portsmouth, our local crematorium is at Portchester. Approximately 60% of all our services are carried out at this crematorium, making it a popular and convenient venue for a cremation service.


Havant Crematorium - The Oaks

Havant CremThe Oaks Havant Crematorium is situated in Havant. It is one of the newest Crematoriums to be built locally. The Oaks is surrounded by beautiful ancient semi-natural woodland and a wildflower meadow. It is a modern, yet beautifully designed building, and offers the bereaved a tranquil and peaceful setting, inspired by its woodland surroundings.


Cremated Remains Caskets from the Inspirational Range

Searson Family Cremation CasketsIntroducing our range of innovative and creative full colour caskets for cremated remains. There are many affordable options to choose from.


Require help?

At an awkward and difficult time like this, you can always speak to one of our family members who will be sympathetic and help you to deal with organising your loved ones funeral.


About Us

Searsons Family Funeral Services take great pride in offering a service which focuses very much on family values. Look at any other funeral business for miles around and see how many of one family work in the business!

You can read more about us, and should you require further information, help and advice about a recent bereavement, then please contact us for free and impartial advice.

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Portsmouth Branch
319 Copnor Road, Portsmouth,
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105 Winter Road, Southsea,
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25-29 Park Parade, Leigh Park,
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