Jamie Pearson funeral director

01360 860 345

Traditional funeral step-by-step guide

1. Call me

Firstly, speak to me, we can discuss the options and explain what needs to be done.

What you need to do to get started

  • register the death at any Registrars Office (we will need to FORM 14)

What I can start to organise for you

  • the doctors' cremation documents of Fiscal's authority to cremate
  • if required, someone to conduct a service

2. I will come to you or we can meet at my office

What we will talk about

  • whether its going to be a burial or cremation
  • who should conduct the service
  • where and when to have the service
  • any special music or hymns to be played at the service
  • if hymn sheets are required
  • if any of the family wish to do a reading during the service
  • transport for the funeral
  • whether family wish to be involved carrying the coffin
  • choice of coffin
  • if anyone would like to view the deceased
  • any special clothing, jewellery or mementos
  • whether to carry out an embalming preparation
  • obituary notices for newspapers
  • floral tributes for the service
  • if there are to be donations to charities
  • if returning somewhere for a funeral tea

What documents we will need

  • Form 14 from the Registrars
  • the cemetery title deeds
  • we will complete cemetery/cremation application forms
  • a photo if required for the hymn sheet

3. Ashes

  • After the cremation I will collect the ashes from the crematorium and deliver them to you on a suitable date