The first steps which you will need to take following the death of a loved one will depend on how and where they have passed away.
If Someone Dies Unexpectedly
If someone dies unexpectedly or if they haven’t been seen by their GP in the last 14 days, their death will be reported to the coroner. The coroner may call for a post-mortem or inquest. This process can take some time however please speak to us and we will be able to liaise with the coroner and make provisional arrangements for the funeral.
There are a number of useful websites with information regarding what to do after a death including:
Registering a Death
Before any funeral can take place the death will need to be registered. You will need to make an appointment at your local register office to register the death usually within five days. You will need to take with you the certificate which was signed by a doctor and shows the cause of death.
Further information regarding registering a death can be found on the relevant councils’ website:
When the death has been registered you will be issued with a certificate for burial or cremation (often referred to the ‘green’) and a death certificate. You will need the ‘green’ certificate to give to your chosen funeral director in order to make arrangements for the funeral.
Contact Us For Guidance
Based on Holderness Road in Hull, Evergreen Funeral Services can help you guide you through the process following the death of a loved one. Remember you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for support and guidance.
We recognise that each and every one of our clients has different needs. If for any reason you would prefer a home visit to make funeral arrangements, we can offer this at no extra charge. Please do not hesitate to contact us to request a visit.
Or if you would prefer, please fill in the contact form further down this page and we will get back to you.