R Banks & Son (Funerals) Ltd Mr Brian Halliwell M.B.I.E Dip F.D · Mrs. Carina Halliwell Jones Dip F.D

01942 222 156

24 Hour On-Call Service

Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a Funeral

The dedicated teams at R Banks & Son Funerals independent funeral directors Wigan provide a sympathetic and personal service 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. We cover the whole of the North West and beyond, and have helped many families through their most difficult times. We know that when someone dies it comes as a great shock – even when death is expected, but nothing prepares you for losing someone close. As your funeral directors, we are here to help and It's an honourable privilege to be a funeral director, standing in a sensitive position at a critical time, with the full responsibility for fulfilling a family's wishes by creating a meaningful ceremony to honour the life of a loved one. We appreciate how precious and priceless life is; you can be assured that we put the same level of care and attention into every funeral, regardless of the cost.

Bringing a loved one into our care


No two people are the same and therefore each and every funeral is as individual as the person who has passed away. There are many different options available.

There may be an existing grave in a churchyard where someone may be buried; this can also be arranged for a new grave.


Cremation services can be organised at any crematorium of your choice, the style of service is also completely at your discretion.

Coffins and Caskets

A coffin along with floral tributes will be the focal point of any funeral, and we at R Banks & Son funerals believe the coffins and caskets are as individual as your loved one, and offer many different designs and styles, all of which can be discussed with your funeral director.

Please note that our Coffins & Caskets are supplied by Halliday Funeral Supplies, established in 1979, an independent family run Funeral Company just like our own that are FSC & Rain Forest Alliance accredited, operating under a strict ethical policy, a company we believe represents our values.

We can also offer fully bespoke "colourful" coffins, as individual as live lived.

Floral Tributes

Floral tributes are something that can take a lot of consideration and therefore cannot be rushed.

Floral tributes can be discussed, designed, and ordered with your funeral director. While we offer a large variety of styles and colour schemes in our brochures, should you wish for something bespoke then this can be arranged making the flowers on the day as fitting as they can possibly be.

Choosing the music and words

At this difficult time we understand that writing a fitting eulogy, or choosing the correct musical tribute to your loved one can be very difficult. Your dedicated funeral director will be on hand to assist you through every step of the process. We have our own printing service and are on hand to assist you in the design and production of bespoke service sheets.

Choosing the memorial

At R Banks & Son we have a team of skilled professional monumental masons who create beautifully elegant, lasting memorial stones, using the highest quality stones and granite, using time served traditional methods, combined with the latest technologies to produce monuments of exceptional quality. Your funeral director will be more than happy to go through all of the options available to you.

Who can I talk to for extra support and advice?

Our staff at R Banks & Son will be on hand for you every step of the way to offer caring support at this difficult time, however if you feel like you need additional support then you can visit any of the links below to seek extra help and advice.


We are here for you 24 hours a day 365 days a year