All you need to know

What to do when someone dies.

At sometime during our lives death will touch us all. It may effect a family member or close friend and cause much pain and grief. It may change our lives in many ways. You don’t have to deal with this bereavement alone. It is okay to seek support.

What to do when someone dies at home.

First of all take time to sit and collect yours thoughts, there is no need to rush at this time.

After you have collected your thoughts, you may wish to call a friend or relative if you are alone and in need of support during

this time. There may also be friends or relatives who may wish to see your loved one before he or she is taken to the Funeral Home.

Call your general practitioner or their after hours service ( the doctor will usually come as soon as possible to pronounce “ Life

Extinct” and Issue a “Death Certificate”, providing the doctor has seen the deceased within the last three months.

The next call you should make is to your Funeral Director. Barbara King Funeral Director will offer advice and support on who to contact and the procedures involved.

When a death occurs in a nursing home or hospital.

The nursing staff will notify the doctor for you, who will make the necessary certification.

You may wish to contact family and friends, who may like to spend some time with the deceased. You can discuss your needs with the staff.

The Nursing staff will then advise you to contact Barbara King Funeral Director who will make arrangements for the deceased to be transferred to our Funeral Home.

First of all take time to sit and collect yours thoughts, there is no need to rush at this time.

Unexpected or accidental death.

In certain circumstances a doctor is unable to determine the cause of death, it is necessary for the coroner to be notified. The Law dictates the circumstances in which the coroner must be involved but generally a coronial investigation must be carried out when a person dies in suspicious or unknown circumstances or the person has not been seen by a doctor for more than six months.

In this situation you will need to notify the police who will make arrangements to transfer the deceased to the forensic pathology department.

You can contact Barbara King Funeral Director at anytime if you are unsure of what needs to be done, we will provide support and guidance and liaise with the coroner regarding when the funeral can be held.

How to Arrange a Funeral.

After initial contact has been made, an appropriate time is designated, at your convenience, to meet and discuss the funeral service. This can take place in the comfort of your own home or the Morisset office of Barbara King Funeral Director.
During the funeral arrangement meeting, your funeral director will guide and support you through the many aspects of arranging the funeral service. Some of the major decisions that need to be made are listed below:
The first decision you will need to make is, will the person who has died be buried or cremated? This determines the certification required from medical practitioners.
What is the preferred day, time and venue of the service.
Who is to lead the service, clergy or a celebrant or a family member or friend.
Is a viewing appropriate

Who will prepare a eulogy
What kind of Floral Tribute is required.
What will be the wording and placement of any newspaper announcements.
Would you like to people attending the Funeral service to make donations to a particular charity.
Will any after service function or fellowship be appropriate.
Are there any special things that can be done to personalize the ceremony.

Contact Us

Barbara King Funeral Director Pty Ltd.

Office: 9 Terrigal st, Morisset NSW 2264 Phone: 02 49 731513
Fax: 02 49 734196
Email: info@barbarakingfunerals.com.au

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