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Arranging A Funeral

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Who to contact when someone dies

If someone dies at home, we advise informing the local doctor as soon as possible. They can arrange for a death certificate to be issued. If a death occurs in hospital, then the hospital staff will arrange for the death certificate to be issued by one of the attending doctors. If you would like a cremation, then speak to the hospital, or to us, so that the appropriate paperwork can be completed.

Death at home

It is best to inform the local doctor as soon as possible. A death certificate may be issued at the surgery for you to collect or they may issue one when they attend you.

Death in hospital

The hospital staff will have arranged for the completion of the death certificate by one of the attending doctors. If you would like a cremation to take place then either inform the hospital, or us, so that an additional form (the Cremation Forms 4 and 5) can be completed.

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Required Documentation

There is a range of documentation and information you will need to hand to ensure the proper procedures can be carried out after someone dies. At Leanne Elizabeth Funeral Services, we can help you compile and organise this documentation and information and guide you through the processes required. The list below includes all the information we will ask you for when you contact us after a death.

  • The date and place of death
  • The full name of the person that has died
  • Any other names the person may have been known by, for example if the person has changed their name by deed poll
  • The deceased’s date and place of birth
  • Their occupation and whether they were retired
  • Their usual address
  • Their surname before marriage or civil partnership
  • The full name and occupation of their wife, husband or civil partner
  • You will also need to give your full name and address and state your relationship to the deceased

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Documentation you will need

The medical certificate of cause of death issued by the hospital or GP if the person died at home or in private residential care. If the coroner is involved he will issue the form for registration and send it to the registry office once a post mortem has taken place.

Information you will need

  • The date and place of death
  • The full name of the person that has died
  • Any other names the person may have been known by, for example if the person has changed their name by deed poll
  • Their date and place of birth
  • Their occupation and whether they were retired
  • Their usual address
  • Their surname before marriage or civil partnership
  • The full name and occupation of their wife, husband or civil partner
  • You will also need to give your full name and address and state your relationship to the deceased

 

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Documentation you will need

The medical certificate of cause of death issued by the hospital or GP if the person died at home or in private residential care. If the coroner is involved he will issue the form for registration and send it to the registry office once a post mortem has taken place.

Information you will need

  • The date and place of death
  • The full name of the person that has died
  • Any other names the person may have been known by, for example if the person has changed their name by deed poll
  • Their date and place of birth
  • Their occupation and whether they were retired
  • Their usual address
  • Their surname before marriage or civil partnership
  • The full name and occupation of their wife, husband or civil partner
  • You will also need to give your full name and address and state your relationship to the deceased

 

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The registrar will provide:

  • A green form to be given to the funeral director allowing the funeral to proceed
  • A white form (BD8) to be sent to the Dept of Work and Pensions giving details of pension or benefits
  • A death certificate if required, there will be a minimal charge for this (usually £11)