Help and Advice

As your local Funeral Directors, we understand the death of a loved one can be extremely upsetting. Whether the death was expected or not, the emotional impact can be very stressful, and we are here to help. To assist mourners, we have compiled some guidance and advice which we hope will be useful during this difficult time.

The information we have provided is intended to help explain the processes involved when someone dies. We hope this will prepare you for the funeral planning stages and the service itself. Our team here at Cheddar & District Funeral Directors will support you every step of the way.

When Someone Dies

When a person dies, there are several steps that need to be taken. These steps include obtaining the death certificate and registering the death within the specified time limit. In addition, you will also need to know who to inform and how to go about these processes. Knowing what to do when a death occurs can help relieve further distress at this time.

To register a death, this will need to be done with the local authority and district where the death occurred. Our funeral directors can advise where to register the death, and we have a list of local registry offices for you to contact.

Making the Funeral Arrangements

When a loved one dies, it is very important to begin making the funeral arrangements as soon as possible. Once we have received the certificate for burial or cremation, we can begin planning the funeral with you. This can be a distressing experience, which is why we will guide you through the entire process.

With over 30 years of experience, we have all the necessary knowledge to make this process as straightforward as possible. From organising the flowers to the funeral cars, we can advise you on the best options for your needs. We know how important it is for the funeral to be as personal as it can be.

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Contact Cheddar & District Funeral Directors

If you require more help and advice on any aspects, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01934 742958.