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When Death Occurs


The first steps to be taken when a death occurs are often the hardest for people to make. At Dunnett's Funeral Directors

we have experienced local staff on call at all times

  • To answer the telephone personally and advise you on the              next step to take

  • To attend to moving the deceased from the place at which they     have died to our rest rooms

  • To advise and guide you through funeral arrangements

Our advice to all families, is that when a death does occur they contact         us so we can help and discuss your options.

With a funeral director available at all times to deal with any questions, or to begin making the necessary funeral arrangements when required. 

In many cases now when people pass away in hospital, it is not necessary for us to attend immediately, but our staff can give the helpful advice needed to put peoples minds at ease, and to ensure that the family are aware of everything which needs to be done. 
Our main telephone numbers, 01955 605678 and 01847 896888 are manned by local experienced funeral staff at all times


What to do when Death Occurs

There are key things you need to do in the first few days after someone dies. Our advice is always to contact your funeral director first


  • Contact funeral director and discuss what happens next

  • We will organise getting the medical certificate from the hospital or GP practice to the local registrars office and pass on your family contact details.

  • Register the death. The registrar will contact you once they have the medical certificate. (Registration will need to take place before the funeral director can finalise any arrangements made). 

  • Obtain Form 14 (This will be emailed from the registrar direct to us)

  • Come see us to arrange the funeral..


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