You don’t have to deal with bereavement alone. Talking to a close family friend, family member or religious leader may be just what is needed. Seeking counselling or joining a support group may also be helpful. It is okay to seek support.
Primarily the role of Barbara King Funeral Director is one of service. Our training and experience enable us to listen to your wishes for a funeral service and guide you with compassion at this most sensitive time.
The funeral will ensure the proper and legal burial or cremation of the deceased while also helping you take the first steps towards working through the process of grief.
The funeral is the final opportunity that family and friends have to publicly express their love and respect for the deceased and to give support to each other. A valuable aspect of the funeral service should be its individuality. A ceremony can be elaborate or simple, reflecting the life of the person and to hold special meaning for family and friends.
We have compiled some general resources here to help you understand what to do and what is involved in arranging a funeral.
What to do When Someone Dies at 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 “Medical Certificate of Cause of Death”, providing the doctor has seen the deceased within the last three months.
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.
If you would like to know more about planning a funeral, please contact us.