Traditional Funeral Costs 

Below you will find all the information regarding traditional funeral costs. Robert A Drew & Son is an established family owned and run funeral directors based in the village of Willerby, supporting Hull and East Yorkshire families through their time of bereavement.  

Our small dedicated team have the experience to guide and advise a family through the process of planning a funeral which reflects the individuality of their loved one.

The prices given in this brochure represent a broad spectrum of most costs relating to a funeral service. However if a requirement is not included please do not hesitate to ask us for further information.



We will talk through with you in full, all cost implications and provide you with a written quotation of costs once we know your requirements. We do not ask for a deposit but will ask you to sign the quote, accepting responsibility for the funeral expenses. On the reverse of this document it gives our Terms of Business. The invoice will be presented during the week following the funeral along with information on how the account may be settled.


It is important to check whether the deceased had a funeral plan in place. If there is a plan in place, we will talk you through what will be covered by the plan and where there may be additional costs to pay. We will provide an estimate of additional costs.

Bringing the deceased into our care

Following initial contact our team will attend and bring the deceased into our care.

During normal office hours within 25 miles


(Out of hours within 25 miles – additional charge of £175.00)


Traditional Jaguar Hearse

 This includes a full team of drivers and bearers.


Care & preparation of the deceased

Care of the deceased prior to the funeral in an appropriate environment. You may choose to have the deceased dressed in their own clothes or one of our gowns (colour can be chosen)


Our professional fees

From your initial contact with us you will receive a dedicated, professional and caring service. From the planning of the date and time of the service, completion of the documentation, liasing with celebrants/clergy, creating a press announcement and service sheets, selection of floral tributes. Looking after you during visits to the chapel of rest and conducting the funeral.



Your funeral director will talk you through the options for a choice of coffin and will show you  pictures.

We have included some of the choices below.

The Goodmanham – Light oak veneered coffin


The Farndale – High quality oak veneered with panelled sides


The Aysgarth – High quality oak veneered with panelled sides and raised lid


The Seagrass & The Willow


Cardboard coffin


Bespoked Somerset Willow Coffin


Bespoked solid wood coffins from – price on application

Colourful coffins – price on application


Limousines for the funeral – Each limousine can take 6 passengers to the funeral and will wait to take you back to the destination of your choice


Supplement for a church service prior to burial or cremation


Bereavement notice in the local press (average cost for two entries)


Church fees for a service (each church has different expenses as an average)


Floral Tribute – for example a large coffin top arrangement (3ft long) from


Bespoked printed order of service (for 50 copies – coloured cover)


Removal of headstone prior to burial


Preparation of full sized grave (where the council does not provide this) from


Embalming service


Wooden ashes casket with engraved name plate


Scatter Tubes in various designs – 4 sizes from


Spun metal urns – bronze or silver colour


We stock a range of keepsake sized hearts/urns from


Total Funeral Directors fees

This includes a full team of drivers and bearers.



Included in this service:-

Provisions of funeral services and making all arrangements for the cremation/burial

Advice on the certificate and registration of the death

A coffin suitable for cremation/burial – usually a cardboard coffin.

Collection and transportation of the deceased to our chapel of rest (within 10 miles in working hours)

Care of the deceased prior to cremation (no viewing)

Suitable vehicle to transport the deceased to the cremation/burial



Haltemprice Crematorium (unattended delivery) *


Hull Chanterlands Crematorium (unattended delivery) *


Doctors cremations certificates  *


Interment fee to reopen an existing grave – East Riding Cemeteries #


Interment fee to reopen an existing grave – Hull City Council  #


* Disbursements required for a cremation

# Disbursements required for a burial – please note if a headstone needs to be   removed prior to reopening the grave there will be a additional cost.

Please note what is not included:-

The opportunity to view the deceased Attend the cremation or have any form of service.



Service & cremation at Haltemprice Crematorium


Service & cremation at Hull Chanterlands Crematorium


Doctors fees for completion of documentation (mandatory for cremation)


Fee for Funeral Celebrant to take the service


Fee for Minister of Religion to take the service



Purchase of grave at East Riding Council Cemeteries


Interment fee at East Riding Council Cemeteries


ERYC Cemetery charges are available on

Purchase of grave at Hull City Council Cemeteries with a 30 year lease


Interment fee at Hull City Council cemeteries