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 visit you to make funeral arrangements
Our advice to all families, is that when a death does occur they contact us immediately
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 must do in the first few days after someone dies. Our advice is always to contact your funeral director first
Arrange the funeral, where a funeral director is on hand to help
Obtain a medical certificate from a GP or hospital doctor.
(You’ll need this to register the death).
Register the death. (You wil need to do this before the funeral
director can finalise any arrangements made).
Obtain Form 14 from the registrar and present to your funeral director so they can proceed with arrangements you have made.