What should I do?

What should I do to organise a funeral?

In the event of a death, there are certain steps you should follow.
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What should I do to organise a funeral?

If someone dies at home, you should call your GP, who can organise a medical certificate confirming the cause of death.

When a person dies in hospital, the doctor on duty there will issue the medical certificate. You are required to register the death with your local registrar within five days. You will need to make an appointment for this and must have the medical certificate with you.

The registrar will then give you a green form called The Registrar’s Certificate for Burial or Cremation, which you will need to pass on to your funeral director as soon as possible. Your funeral director needs this form of authorisation to collect the deceased from a hospital mortuary, but you can instruct the Funeral Director of your choice regarding the funeral arrangements before you register if you wish.

In the event of a sudden or unexpected death, the Coroner’s Office will be informed and a post mortem may need to be carried out to establish cause of death. It is important to let your funeral director know if this is the case.

Home Visits

I am more than happy to visit you to discuss the funeral arrangements in the comfort and familiar surroundings of your own home, at a time and date to suit you. There is no extra charge for this.

I have vast knowledge of and work very closely with all the local crematoriums, cemeteries and churchyards in the area. I am more than happy to conduct the service in any area you choose. I have travelled extensively from the Midlands to the Isle of Wight, London and Cornwall, conducting funerals - no distance is too far.

Coffins and caskets

I can offer a wide range of traditional and bespoke coffins to choose from. Also cremated remains caskets and scatter tubes, the scatter tubes can be personalised with photographs etc, lovely Memory teddy bears are available for cremated remains to be place securely inside the bear with a ribbon inscribed with wording of your choice.

Chapel of Rest

Our Chapel of Rest provides a calm and tranquil environment where family and friends can visit their loved one, prior to the day of the funeral, and it is wheelchair accessible.

Charitable Donations

Many families request their donations go to a favourite or local charity instead of (or sometimes in addition to) floral tributes.

I will co-ordinate the collection, and registering of the donations on your behalf and forward them onto the charity at the end of the collection period.

I will also provide you with a record of donators, and any cards and wishes received.
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