What To Do When Someone Dies

When a loved one dies it can not only be a sad time but also very confusing. Pellows Funeral Directors can help you through this time and advise and assist you to make the funeral arrangements stress-free.

Whether a death occurs in a hospital, rest home or at a private residence a doctor needs to certify the death by completing a Medical Certificate of Causes of Death.

If a loved one has passed away in a hospital or rest home, the staff will be able to assist with the medical details, however you will need to make contact with the funeral provider of your choice.

If someone passes away at home then the following steps should be taken:

  • Contact the deceased’s doctor so that they can officially verify that a death has occurred. Make sure to check that they will also be the doctor to sign the Death Certificate.
  • Contact the funeral director of your choice so that the funeral arrangements can begin. The funeral director will be able to organise the transfer of the body and all relevant details.
  • Family members and friends will need to be notified as will any palliative care teams that have been involved with the deceased.

If the death occurred in an accident, or was unexpected then the police and coroner will need to be involved. The family is under no obligation to use the funeral provider contracted for the original transfer of the deceased.

For more information or advice please click here or phone Pellows Funeral Directors on (07) 856 5129.

Stutty a.25/01/23
We used Pellows for both my parents services both within 8mths of each other. Alvin handled both sets of arrangements and his caring, compassion, thoughtfulness and ideas in such trying times was outstanding. Have nothing but praise for them.
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Noel J.02/12/20
I cannot thank Pellows enough for the gracious and dignified service they offered to my late mother. They did the same for my father back in 2005. Thank you so much for everything you did for our family in this sad time
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Beautiful services, compassionate and attentive would recommend to all.
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Rob M.25/09/19
Wonderful and compassionate professionals. Highly recommend
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