Wigan and Leigh Residents Funeral Services

Image of the garden of remembranceLosing a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience.

We have arranged a fixed price, value for money funeral service for those who want someone to take care of arrangements for them.

The Wigan and Leigh Residents Funeral Service is handled by professional funeral director, Edwards Funeral Directors.

The service is available to anyone who is arranging the funeral of someone who has died whilst residing in the borough of Wigan.

How much is it?

The service is a fixed price so you know exactly what you will need to pay:

  • Cremation £2,317.15
  • Burial £2,399.15.

(The 2017 national average cost of a funeral is £3,784).

What do you get?

The service will be held at Wigan Crematorium or any of the borough’s nine cemeteries.

It includes:

  • Collection of the deceased (from within the borough)
  • Use of the funeral director’s chapel of rest (for families where transport is unavailable a collection service is available to visit the chapel of rest by arrangement). Visits to the chapel of rest are available:
    • anytime Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
    • by appointment with 24hrs notice for visits Monday to Friday between 5pm and 7pm
    • by appointment with 48hrs notice for visits Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 12 noon
  • Arranging and supervising the funeral
  • Hearse and one following limousine to carry six
  • A suitable oak (or similar) finished coffin, with engraved nameplate, interior and appropriate handles
  • Cremation costs/burial costs
  • Additional costs such as doctor fees, or having the clergy of your choice for the crematorium or grave side service.

It does not, however, include discretionary costs such as flowers or an obituary in the paper.

Additional services

Edwards Funeral Directors can offer further services such as

  • Embalming
  • Additional limousines
  • Obituaries and acknowledgement notices
  • Floral tributes
  • Memorial inscriptions.

Any extra items requested will incur additional costs and the funeral directors will provide an estimate of these on request.


Call Edwards Funeral Directors directly on:

  • Main Office - 01942 821215

If you wish to use this service please ask for the Wigan and Leigh Residents Funeral Service.

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