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The Funeral Service

The funeral service is an important part in the very personal journey of grief we all travel on the death of someone we love. It honours and celebrates your loved one’s life, it gives family and friends the opportunity to share their memories, their thoughts and their grief together, and it gives them the time to acknowledge the life of, and say farewell to, someone who has touched their lives in so many ways.

Planning a funeral service in the short space of time from death to service and trying to reflect the life of your loved one and personalize the service, can be stressful. We hope that some of the options here will help you to think about how you would like to honour their lives, but we are here for just that, to guide and assist you with this, discussing your own ideas and helping you to make them happen.

What to do When Someone Dies

Often when faced with death we simply don’t know what to do! The shock and confusion that follows can leave you stunned and numb.

  • Firstly, you do not need to hurry to do anything immediately. Have family or friends come to support you and take your time to spend these precious moments with the person who has died.
  • Ring your family Doctor. He or she will need to attend the death and issue a medical certificate. If you have no family Doctor, then you must ring the police who will arrange for medical examination and the medical certificate through the coroner.
  • Then, ring us; we will liaise with the authorities on your behalf. If any of this seems confusing then just ring us and we will guide you and advise what step to take next.

Our Role

The funeral service is an important part in the very personal journey of grief we all travel on the death of someone we love. It honours and celebrates your loved one’s life, it gives family and friends the opportunity to share their memories, their thoughts and their grief together, and it gives them the time to acknowledge the life of, and say farewell to, some-one who has touched their lives in so many ways. Planning a funeral service in the short space of time from death to service and trying to reflect the life of your loved one and personalise the service, can be stressful. We hope that some of the options here will help you to think about how you would like to honour their lives, but we are here for just that, to guide and assist you with this, discussing your own ideas and helping you to make them happen.

The Family – What You Can Do

Now that you have contacted us and arranged a time to make funeral arrangements, there are things that you can do to assist us, and it can be helpful to keep busy with some of these tasks. Don’t worry if you do not feel like doing anything! Our Funeral Directors will go over all the options available with you and walk you through step by step.

Look for your family details like birth certificates, marriage certificates etc, we will need much of this information to register the death (see our pre-planning form for all of the information needed).

If you wish to have your loved one home, you will need to select the clothing you would like them dressed in and have them ready for us. If you would like to help to dress your loved one you need to tell us as soon as possible.

Think about where you would like the service held, discuss with your family what music you would like played at the service, have you any special songs or verses that you would like sung, or read, or printed for the service.

Look for photos that you may want on your service sheets, or for a photoboard display or DVD slideshow.
Is there anything special you would like included in the newspaper notice, perhaps thanks to an organisation that has been supportive, or donations to a favourite charity.

Contact your solicitor or executor if possible, as there may be special instructions in the will that you need to be aware of.

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Even if you don’t know what to do, call or email us and Morrisons will guide you through the process and liaise with the relevant parties on your behalf.

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