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Having served the community for over 230 years’ Lodge Brothers know exactly how to assist their customers with a fitting memorial to remember their loved ones and have helped thousands of people plan their own funeral. The benefits of Lodge Brothers flexible funeral plans Chertsey and funeral plans Ashford suite everyone’s needs.
Lodge Brothers Funeral Plans Cobham gives you:
- Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices
- Personalise your funeral
- Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger
- Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions
- Monthly payment option – interest free available
- All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time comes.
Lodge Brothers have outstanding people who work for them, people who are dedicated, empathetic and who always go the extra mile for those in need. They are passionate about getting involved in the community and ensuring that their clients’ needs are taken care of during grief which is often the most difficult time in their life.
Paul Bye, our Surrey Commercial and Operations Manager recently appeared in the Wisley & Pyrford Magazine with a piece on what it is like to be a Funeral Director.
When Paul Bye reveals his profession at parties, it can be something of a show-stopper. Paul, from Surrey, gave up his career of 15 years to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Funeral Director. Paul explains “I wanted to do a job that was more important, where I could help people. I wanted to make people aware of the choices that are available and help them to talk about death and dying.”
He added that he has “no fascination with death” as his work is about “helping the living by supporting grieving families.” Nevertheless, he does have to work in the mortuary with the deceased, so how does he cope with this aspect of the job? “Before becoming a Funeral Director I had never seen a dead body and found the prospect a little chilling, but I quickly became accustomed to it. It’s not creepy. The deceased is simply somebody whose heart no longer beats; somebody’s loved one.”
Dealing with grieving families on a daily basis must be harrowing but Paul said “I get a tangible sense of helping people. It’s meaningful, wonderful work.” He added that if he ever has a particularly difficult day, he unwinds by talking to his father (who also works for Lodge Brothers) about it. Paul says that his work has changed his own perspective on life. “It has made me hold the people I love tighter. It has made me appreciate them more. I no longer dwell on small things, hold grudges or let arguments lie unresolved.”
As part of Paul’s role at Lodge Brothers, he meets with clubs and societies to engage them in conversations about death and dying. “Death is a fact of life and it is important to be able to discuss your own thoughts and personal wishes. Planning ahead with funeral plans gives people the comfort of knowing that, when they die, their family and friends will have a good idea of the things that matter to them the most. Of course we encourage people to consider the implications of burial versus cremation, but we also ask people to think about their favourite pieces of music, donations to a designated charity, the funeral procession to take a specific route or bright colours to be worn.