Alternative funeral vehicles in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham

 

Daniel Ross Funeral Directors in Sutton Coldfield pride themselves in offering families every available option to personalise the funeral.

As pictured, the VW Beetle stretch Limousine is an alternate vehicle to use in place of our traditional black Daimler Limousines.

In addition to the limousine, a VW Hearse is also available.

 

Alternative funeral vehicles we can offer

As standard, many families chose to use our black Daimler Hearse and Limousines for a traditional and prestigious funeral but at Daniel Ross Funerals we can also offer:

  • White or Black Horse Drawn Hearse
  • Rolls Royce fleet
  • White or Pink Hearse
  • Estate Cars
  • Landrover Hearse

Funeral Flowers by Mo-Ann

Funeral flowers can be arranged through ‘Flowers by Mo-Ann, in house florist for Daniel Ross Funerals and one of the region’s finest florists with huge experience and attention to fine detail.

Please contact us to talk about any bespoke floral arrangements you require.

Service sheets and memorial stationery

We are able to supply service sheets, bookmarks, Mass cards and other printed memorial items and stationery.  Please ask a member of staff to assist you and to show you the extensive range we can offer.

Dove and balloon release

Grace Mary House, Eachelhurst RoadIt is becoming more popular to release doves as a symbol of love and ‘freedom’.  We used doves to make a memorable opening ceremony when the Lord Mayor of Birmingham came to open our new premises in Sutton Coldfield.  People remember the gesture and spirits are lifted by this unique event.

Similarly, balloon releasing is increasingly popular and has similar impact on people’s spirits.

We are happy to make such arrangements and obtain any permission required on your behalf.

Music

If you would like your own CDs played during the service at the Crematorium, please observe the conditions listed below.  The songs need to be:

  • As separate tracks on a purchased CD, not a downloaded one
  • Clearly labelled with the deceased’s name, the title of the song to be played, and when the song is to be played
  • Brought to our offices at least 3 days before the funeral.  All CDs need to be at the crematorium at least 2 days in advance so that it can be checked on their equipment.
  • All CDs will be returned to you following the funeral.

If you would like CDs to be played at another venue, then you must discuss this with us and/or your Minister taking the service.

If you would like an Organist, Bugler, Soloist or other musician, then please do not hesitate to discuss this with us.

In Memoriam Donations

It is possible to have donations to your chosen charity instead of having flowers.

  • If you have asked for donations in lieu of flowers we are happy to collect them on your behalf.
  • we make a list of all who have donated.
  • We finalise the donation account after about a month and contact you.
  • We forward the donations to your chosen charity and a list of those who have donated to you.
  • for discretion we do not list every individual donation amount, just the donors and the grand total collected.

We can receive donations on the day of the funeral but are not able to give a receipt so would prefer to receive them in the office on Eachelhurst Road, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield.

Donations should be clearly labelled.

Laminated Mass Cards

We are now pleased to announce we can supply totally bespoke and personalised Mass Cards for all funerals, particularly Catholic funerals.

These wallet sized cards can feature a photograph of your deceased loved one, and a selection of religious and non religious images.

Popular images include:

  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Our Lady of Grace
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Padre Pio
  • Child of Prague

We have a wide selection of suitable prayers and readings where required.

Popular verses include:

  • Hail Mary, full of Grace
  • Hail Holy Queen
  • God’s lent child
  • We give our loved ones back to God
  • Irish Blessing (May the Road Rise to Meet You)

Please contact us for further details

Funeral Vehicles

We pride ourselves in the high standard of our funeral procession, and the quality of our funeral vehicles in the cortege is of paramount importance. That’s why we choose to use glossy black Jaguar Daimler hearses and limousines.

We can supply alternative funeral vehicles upon request – the most popular being the traditional, black plumed Horsedrawn Hearse. Of course, there is a wide range of vehicles that can be used in place of the Daimler Hearse at the family’s discretion. From motor hearses and limousines by other car manufacturers (such as Mercedes or Rover) or in rarer colours (such as navy blue or white) to more unusual requests,including:

  • Motorbike Hearse – in a choice of Harley Davidson, Suzuki or Triumph
  • Leyland Beaver 1950’s lorry hearse
  • Landrover Defender cortege
  • Pink hearse
  • VW Camper Van hearse and Beetle Limousines
  • White Horse Drawn hearse with mourners carriage and outriders where required.

All funeral vehicles provided by Daniel Ross Funerals include a uniformed chauffeur.

Specialist coffins

Specialist Coffins

If there is a particular kind of coffin which you would like information on, we will do our best to source it for you.  For example, in addition to our usual range we can supply:

  • American Caskets
  • White Coffins
  • Cardboard Coffins
  • Wicker, Bamboo, Seagrass Coffins
  • Italian style Coffins
  • Colourful Coffins in bespoke designs
  • Themed coffins in a favourite hobby or sport
  • Wool and Cotton Coffins

Please see our coffin showroom, our brochures or contact Daniel Ross Funerals directly.

Personalised funerals

Personalised funerals can offer a lasting tribute to your loved one.  We offer a variety of options from simple background music to the release of white doves.

Music

If you would like your own CDs played during the service at the Crematorium, please observe the conditions listed below.  The songs need to be:

  • As separate tracks on a purchased CD, not a downloaded one
  • Clearly labelled with the deceased’s name, the title of the song to be played, and when the song is to be played
  • Brought to our offices at least 3 days before the funeral.  All CDs need to be at the crematorium at least 2 days in advance so that it can be checked on their equipment.
  • All CDs will be returned to you following the funeral.

If you would like CDs to be played at another venue, then you must discuss this with us and/or your Minister taking the service.

If you would like an Organist, Bugler, Soloist or other musician, then please do not hesitate to discuss this with us.

Dove and Helium Balloon Release

It is becoming more popular to release doves as a symbol of love and ‘freedom’.  As an alternative, families are also choosing to release helium filled balloons. We are happy to make such arrangements and obtain any permission required on your behalf.

Specialist Coffins

If there is a particular kind of coffin which you would like information on, we will do our best to source it for you.  For example, in addition to our usual range we can supply:

  • American Caskets
  • White Coffins
  • Cardboard Coffins
  • Wicker, Bamboo, Seagrass Coffins
  • Italian style coffins
  • Coloured Coffins
  • Themed coffins
  • Wool and Cotton Coffins

Please see our coffins showroom, our brochures or speak to a member of staff.

Service Sheets and Memorial Stationery

We are able to supply service sheets, book marks, Mass cards and other printed memorial items.  Please ask a member of staff to assist you and to show you the extensive range.

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