The funeral cortege

Originally used in the 17th Century, the word ‘cortege’ comes from the French language.

Today, the traditional funeral cortège (also known as the funeral procession) is still frequently seen at funerals. As with other elements of a funeral, this section of is becoming more individual, as families like to choose the route the funeral cortège takes.

The cortège can pass an important place or somewhere with sentimental value to your loved one. Leadbetter & Murphy are happy to tailor 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.

Whatever you’d like to do – this is completely your choice, and we’re here to help.