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Please contact Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors for more information on Pre Paid Funeral Plans.  We cover Renfrewshire including Paisley, Johnstone, Erskine and all surrounding area's.

 

A funeral plan is an easy way to arrange the funeral you want in advance. A plan allows you to specify your wishes and pay for the funeral director’s services included in your plan. As customers often tell us, that can bring peace of mind to you and your family. A plan from Golden Charter also includes an allowance towards third party costs. These are essential, non-funeral director services such as the cremation or burial fees, plus the minister or officiant’s fee to perform the service.  

At Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors, we work in partnership with Golden Charter to provide you with a simple way to plan ahead. As one of the UK’s largest funeral plan providers1, Golden Charter has helped over 900,000 people to plan ahead2, so we’re completely confident in offering their plans to you.

Everyone has different needs when it comes to funeral planning, so we make sure the plans we offer are as flexible as possible. When you get in touch, we’ll be happy to discuss your funeral requirements and tailor a plan to suit you. Rest assured a plan from Golden Charter is available to all UK residents regardless of age or state of health.

 

A plan to suit your needs

As an independently owned funeral director, we’ll take the time to understand your wishes and tailor a plan to suit you. We can discuss these at our premises or in your home, at a time that is convenient for you. If you’d prefer to discuss this over the phone or via email, we can assist with this too. You can tell us about any preferences you have in mind – the type of funeral you would like to have, hymns, music or any other personal touches – and we’ll make sure your plan takes these into account.

 

What’s included in a pre-paid funeral plan?

Our funeral director’s services will be covered in your funeral plan, which means our fees will be fixed at today’s prices and protected against rising costs. These services typically include:

  • Professional services and making arrangements for the funeral
  • Transportation of the deceased from the place of death to our premises, chapel of rest or other suitable location
  • Care of the deceased and preparations for family viewing if requested
  • Advice on the certification and registration of death and related documentation
  • Provision of funeral vehicles
  • Advice on bereavement counselling
  • Coffin or casket requested

 

Although a pre-paid funeral plan can cover all of the services above, there are some additional third party costs to consider. These are the costs for essential, non-funeral director services required to carry out a cremation or burial which need to be paid at the time of the funeral. These costs are outside our control. Depending on the plan type chosen, a Golden Charter funeral plan can include a contribution towards some third party costs. They may include:

  • Crematorium fee
  • Minister or officiant’s fee
  • Cemetery fee: the opening of a new or existing grave for burial or interment of cremated remains

Other third party costs that may be associated with a funeral include:

  • Purchase of grave or lair
  • Hire of church or other venue
  • Fees for organist or soloist
  • Memorial, such as a headstone, entry in a book of remembrance, or the planting of a tree
  • Catering, floral tributes and newspaper announcements

There will only be more to pay at the time of the funeral if the third party costs exceed the allowance when you buy your plan, or if the costs increase by more than the growth of your plan.

However, even if prices rise in the future, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing there’ll be nothing more to pay for our funeral director’s services included in the plan once your plan is fully paid for – guaranteed.

 

Payment options to suit you

With a Golden Charter funeral plan, you can pay for your plan in several ways. Spread the cost or make a one-off payment – simply choose the one that’s right for you. We will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

The retail price of your funeral plan is representative of the equivalent cost of a funeral today plus an arrangement fee of £285 which is retained by Golden Charter to help cover the costs of setting up your plan.

Your payments are held within the Golden Charter Trust. With almost £1.2 billion under management3, the Trust is operated by a Board of Trustees, completely independent of Golden Charter. Their role is to hold your payments and ensure that the funeral director services in your plan can be paid for at the time they are required – however far into the future that may be. For more information on how your payments are protected, please visit goldencharter.co.uk/faqs

 

Looking after you as a customer

As a Golden Charter plan holder, you’ll receive personalised plan documents, which include a summary of your plan, our details, your plan holder certificate and a personal membership card for you to carry in your purse or wallet. You can add a nominated representative to your plan if you wish to do so. Your nominated representative will receive a letter which will provide details of your plan and our details, as your chosen funeral director. They will have no authority to make changes to your plan.

You’ll also receive a statement from Golden Charter every three years which will be sent via post.

As your funeral director, we’ll hold full details of your funeral plan. When the time comes, one phone call is all it takes to activate your plan and get the arrangements underway.

 

Ready to take the next step? Get in touch today

As well as the comfort of having a plan in place, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with being able to help save your family from worry and expense in the future. So why not take the next step?

Alternatively, if you would prefer to view or buy a plan online, please click below to explore the options.

https://localfuneral.co.uk/funeral-plans/37q2beshrh

If there are no plans available online that suit your needs or you’d like a burial plan, please contact us on 0141 889 6351 and we can tailor a funeral plan to your specific requirements.

1Based on a Golden Charter analysis and independent research of the funeral plan market size as at January 2023.

2Correct at October 2023.

3Confirmed by Golden Charter Trust’s audited accounts at 31 March 2023. 

Kenneth Keegan Funeral Services Ltd is an appointed representative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:965279).

 

 


Please click here to purchase a cremation plan with Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors

The Independent Way Funeral Plan

Tailor Made Plans

Alternatively we also offer Tailored Made Plans allowing more personalised requests for a cremation plan or for a *burial plan.

  • A funeral plan created for you by your local independent funeral director
  • Tailor the plan to your individual requirements
  • Your funeral director will offer advice and assistance arranging your tailored plan

*Our burial plans are only available to purchase at our funeral home due the various differences in costs for each cemetery.  Feel free to contact us to make an appointment to discuss this further.

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Testimonials

31st August 2020  -  Brian & Kelly Scott

Dear Mark and all the Staff,

We would like to thank you so much for the way you have looked after our mum since she arrived in your care. You have done an amazing job of preparing her beautifully for us to say our goodbyes and these beautiful memories will last with us forever thanks to all of you. 

We have used other funeral directors in the past but have found you provide a very special service. Mark has shown compassion at all times and guided us every step of the way, making this very difficult time so much easier.

We are so glad that we chose you. Many thanks Brian & Kelly Scott.

22nd August 2020  -  Jean Fenlon

Dear Gordon,

Thank you so much for your very kind and efficient service after the loss of my sister Doreen. It was much appreciated.

Sincerely Pat & Jean Fenlon.

21st August 2020  -  Bobbie O'Donnell

Mark, I just wanted to thank you for your help with my dad's funeral.  The service you provided was fantastic and really helped to make the whole process a lot easier for me.

Thank you.

2nd July 2020  From Jacquie McBurnie & Family

To Gordon and colleagues of Kenneth Keegan

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make mum's funeral special.

Nothing was too much bother which eased our pain.

Thanks again.

28th May 2020  -  Les and Alison McCance

To Kenneth and Staff

Just to say many thanks for all your help in relation to dad.  You guidance made a difficult situation bearable.  Will see you in the near future.

Take care.

28th April 2020  -  Barry Brown and Family

Thank you so much for the care you took of my wife / mother and us.  As a family it was and is very much appreciated.  You made a dreadful time a bit easier for us all and we will be forever grateful for your care and compassion.

25th April 2020

Dear Graeme and Team,

Thank you so much!  For your care and consideration at this difficult time. 

Laura & Lynne McGunnigle

24th February 2020  -  The Cullen family

Dear Gordon and all staff

Just to say thanks for all the kindness and support we as a family have received during our recent bereavement. You were very supportive and the kindness and professionalism you and all your staff have shown has been exceptional. We as a family take great comfort from the service we have received on the passing of James Cullen.

Kindest Regards

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