At some time in our lives, most of us will make or assist in making funeral arrangements. This can mean making many decisions at a very difficult and emotional time. Funeral directors are there to offer help and guidance during one of life's most difficult times. Here at Peninsula Funeral Services, our funeral directors are here to help guide you throughout this difficult and harrowing time, with care, passion and love.
Who to contact when someone dies?
In Australia today, very few people die at home, therefore, the relevant authorities are on hand to take care of formalities. If a person was to die at home, then the first person to contact would be the deceased's doctor so that a death certificate can be signed. Funeral arrangements cannot commence without a signed death certificate.
After the death certificate has been issued.
After contacting the doctor, you may wish to contact a priest or minister as well as close family; and your funeral director who will guide you through making arrangements for the funeral. Chris Lee and the caring staff at Peninsula Funeral Services are available 24 hours a day 7 days per week to help and advise you on the correct procedure to follow and make sure your needs are met. Please feel free to give us a call today to have a chat with our friendly and experienced team about funeral planning and arrangements.