Your undertaker will liaise with the hospital or doctor, the Church, cemetery (or crematorium if chosen), newspaper to place an obituary and any other arrangements you wish.
It’s a difficult time when a loved one dies, even if the death was anticipated, so by making your Funeral Director the first port of call you can save yourself a lot of time and confusion.
Frequently Asked Questions on Funeral Arrangements
Do I need the Death Certificate for a Funeral?
Can we Delay the Funeral for a few days?
What is a Post Mortem?
In cases where death was sudden or unexpected, or if the deceased was not attending a Doctor, it will be necessary to perform a post-mortem.
A post-mortem that has been ordered by a Coroner must be performed, as that usually means no doctor was willing to issue a ‘Cause of Death’ certificate, making it impossible to obtain a Death Certificate thereafter.
If the deceased had been in hospital and the Hospital authorities’ request your permission to perform a post-mortem, you are entitled to decline as long as there is a doctor willing to issue a cause of death cert.