Planning a funeral?
What to do When Someone Dies.
This can be a very difficult and traumatic time and it is sometimes difficult to know what to do or where to start. The good news is, help is available. We have provided some basic information below, to help you get started. If you need further help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Aberdeen Street.
(a) Obtain a death certificate from a GP or hospital doctor.
(b) Register the death within 5 days. You can go to any Register Office; however, if you go to the office in the local authority area where the person lived they can issue the documents you need on the same day
(c) Take some form of identification of the deceased person such as death certificate, birth certificate and marriage certificate as necessary. Details of the person’s address, occupation and date of birth. You will need to make an appointment so please ask what documents you need.
(d) Contact a Funeral Director who will guide you through the process and liaise with the various parties such as the church and the cemetery. Alternatively you could begin by contacting a local Church minister who will also help and support you. They may also be able to recommend a Funeral Director.