Choosing something alternative

A funeral can be anything that you desire, or that the deceased instructed. You could choose a funky coffin, include fireworks or send off balloons, or add the special touch of a dove release. The celebration of your loved one’s life should be exactly as you wish for.

Turnbulls have the experience of a wide range of funerals and can advise on how to organise something a little different.


Personalised Coffin Design Service

Everyone in life is unique, and we believe that a picture coffin should reflect the individual qualities of the departed. We can supply fully personalised coffin that lets you create a one off piece of art that celebrates the life of your loved one.

Whether you have specific images or have seen something you would like to incorporate, we can assist you in creating a design that is truly personal.

To find out more about personalised coffins please click here.



Its has been said that having a dove or doves released at a funeral can bring immense comfort to those who have lost a love one.  Many choose from the following options:

  • One dove can be released to represent the person who has past, or maybe released on an absent loved ones birthday.
  • Two doves are released to represent one soul joining another, as with parents or grandparents.
  • Or you may prefer a trinity dove release.  Three doves to represent the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. 
  • Where the family have requested no flowers, but you would like to show your support, then, this is a little different, and where the bereaved are looking for a touching gesture as a way of saying their special goodbye thenthis a fitting tribute.



For more information please visit White Heart Doves Release.

Heavenly stars fireworks

Helping to celebrate the life of a loved one or friend with fireworks.

Heavenly Stars can offer a variety of services to help send your loved one or friend off in style by providing a spectacular way to remember them with either one of their stunning self fired tributes or an amazing professional display.

The whole process has been respectfully developed to be caring, tasteful, discreet and professional. The unique technique will safely embed your loved one’s ashes into a specially designed, tested, secure and quality checked fireworks before returning your self fired tribute or scattering their ashes during a professional display.



Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so, For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow, Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

– John Donne (1572-1631) –