If reporting a sudden death:
First – call police, then the funeral director
The law, in these circumstances, requires that an official examination takes place, and that the issuance of a Certificate of Death is a coroner’s matter which must be referred through the police. You should be aware that 1 to 7 days may lapse before the coroner’s report can be produced. The report will include a Certificate of Death and a Burial Order or Cremation Permit which are required before funeral arrangements can be completed.
So that proper arrangements can be undertaken in time – it is most important that you notify the funeral director immediately after calling the police, or after the police have notified you.
It is golden gate funerals responsibility is to extend help, care and guidance with you at this time.
Second – decide funeral details
To start making funeral arrangements – and to supply information required by the coroner’s office – the funeral director will need to know whether your wish is for a burial or cremation. In either case, particulars concerning your loved one will be required to complete various compulsory forms. The funeral director will help you complete these forms, but it is suggested you gather information now. You will need to supply such particulars of your loved one such as: age; residential address; details of marriage and previous marriages (if any); names and ages of children (if any); nearest relative; and usual occupation.