The funeral cortege

Originally used in the 17th Century, the word ‘cortège’ originates from the French language.

In present day, the traditional funeral cortège (also referred to as the funeral procession) is still popular. As with other areas, this element of the funeral is becoming more personalised, as families like to choose the route the funeral cortège takes.

The cortège can pass an old home or somewhere with sentimental value to the deceased. The Maddock team will happily discuss  tailoring the journey to make that happen.

While our fleet of traditional style, yet state-of-the-art funeral hearses are still used on most occasions, some families now like to choose arrange funeral processions which reflect the individual life of the deceased by including other vehicles. These can range from tractors to fire engines, motorbikes and even pink Cadillacs.

Again, it’s your choice…