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A funeral service not only gives your family and friends an opportunity to say goodbye but ensures they are in a safe place that allows them to feel supported in their grief.
Whether a death occurs at home, in hospital or in a public place, the first person who should be contacted is generally the person’s doctor. A doctor must certify that death has occurred. Normally funeral arrangements cannot be completed until the doctor has signed and issued a Death Certificate. The Funeral Director can then take the deceased into their care.
When faced with having to make funeral arrangements, most people have no prior experience in organising such an event, and little knowledge of what to do. Pre-planning or pre-paying for your funeral can protect your loved ones from unnecessary stress related to making difficult decisions at an emotional time and relieve them from any financial burden.
When someone close to you dies the initial shock can be overwhelming. Do not be afraid to ask for support as there are many decisions to be made, and things that need to be done in the time following a death. View our guide for the next steps.
When faced with having to make funeral arrangements, most people have no prior experience in organising such an event, and little knowledge of what to do. For more info view our guide to Funeral bonds, insurance, pre-planning and arrangements.
Grief is a normal emotional and physical response that can occur when we have experienced a significant loss and/or change in our lives. It can take anywhere from two to five years to readjust after a death of a loved one. Each person will react in their own unique way.
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