Funerals should be as individual as the person who has died, they're not always sombre occasions. For a life well lived people are turning to the idea that a celebration is more fitting for their exit from this world. We want to inspire you to do things as you want them to be done to make their funeral a totally memorable occasion.
Here is a gallery of photos of our vehicles attending funerals. There are many photos of unique things people have done to personalise the hearses.
If you wish to do this please consider any overhead canopies at the crematorium or archways / low tree branches at the cemetery that we may have to drive under or low bridges if putting larger objects up on the top. Please also remember the distance that the hearse will need to travel if putting rather more delicate items on the roof rack including floral tributes. Items may also be carried inside the hearse next to the coffin where space permits. If you have an idea of anything you might like to do please feel free to ask.
Please note that Volkswagen Funerals only own and offer the three classic VW vehicles mentioned on this web site plus one blue VW Caddy Maxi, we do have a blue T4 Van available too if its a more appropriate way to be transported.
All other vehicles shown in the photos in this gallery and web site do not belong to our company, they may belong to family and friends or are hired from elsewhere.
Most recent photos are at the bottom of the gallery.
While most funerals are still fairly traditional of course not everybody wants a sombre affair, we can apply coloured ribbon to the fleet for no black tie / life celebration funerals. We offer families the chance to personalise the transport and final journey. We will carry artefacts that represent interests, sport, surfing, cycling, skiing, gardening, musical instruments, we've even carried an ironing board as requested by one family as you will see in the gallery. Pets have said their last goodbyes, the hearses have been decorated with pictures drawn by local school children after the loss of their friend and families have travelled to the crematorium with football anthems and favourite music at volume playing from the hearse or passenger vehicle, perhaps this gives family and friends a chance to do things that might not be seen as 'appropriate' during the actual funeral service. We will always try to achieve your vision where it is possible.
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Don't lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.