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Cherry Blossom
Simple Cremation


We understand that some families are looking for a personal and meaningful funeral that is also simple and affordable. A Cherry Blossom Simple Cremation is set at a fixed price and offers families the opportunity for a simple ceremony, this is also known as a Direct or Public Cremation.


A Cherry Blossom Simple Cremation is when the cremation takes place without family and friends present.  The ashes are returned to you and you can arrange the service of your choice at a time and place that is more appropriate to you and your loved one.

Everyone is different and there are choices available for those families who may want to separate the cremation from a memorial or an alternative celebratory service, or for those who just don’t feel comfortable being in a crematorium setting.  The curtains closing or the coffin being lowered can make it too difficult for some people to witness.

People choose a Cherry Blossom Simple Cremation for many reasons.  You may find it more comforting and personal to spend some final time with your loved one beforehand in the quiet private space of our funeral home rather than be at the crematorium.  Once the ashes are returned to you, you can arrange the memorial or celebratory service at a time and a place that has meaning for you and your loved one.

A memorial or celebration of life can take many different forms, it could be a dog walk with family and friends, followed by a few words and a scattering of the ashes, or it could be a gathering of close family at the burial of the ashes followed by an afternoon at the races.  Whatever your reasons for choosing a Cherry Blossom Simple Cremation, we can assure you that your loved one will be in safe hands and that we will provide a professional and respectful service at all times. 


  • Meet with you in our premises or a different location if you prefer

  • Pick up your loved one during office hours from home, local hospital, hospice or nursing home (out of hours would incur an additional charge)

  • Care for your loved one in our funeral home until the day of the funeral

  • Arrange for you to view your loved one at our premises if you would like to

  • Provide a simple coffin

  • Transport your loved one to the crematorium for cremation at a time arranged by Cherry Blossom Funerals (no family or friends will be present) 

  • Professional bearers

  • We will collect and store the ashes, which will be available for you to collect from us


£1,250 includes third party costs


Please note: The Cherry Blossom Simple Cremation package cost must be paid in full either by cash, bank transfer (BACS) or cheque, no later than 72 hours before the funeral is due to take place. We need to ask this of our customers to ensure all Disbursements (third party costs) are paid in advance and to ensure we can keep the costs of our funerals as low as possible.

Wigan Council owned cemetery or crematorium
The price quoted is based on a cremation taking place at a Wigan Council owned cemetery or crematorium.  There may be additional costs charged by other burial sites or crematorium either outside of the Wigan area, or run by someone other than Wigan Council.  We will accommodate whatever your choice may be, and we will always let you know if there are any additional charges.


For help with arranging a funeral, please call us on 01942 409 403. If you would prefer, you can send an email to paula@cherryblossomfunerals.co.uk