Arranging a funeral without a funeral director
When a loved one dies, family and close friends are often faced with many choices and decisions about the funeral arrangements. With such a wide range of choices at an emotionally distressing time, it is often easy to forget the one question that is perhaps the most important – what kind of funeral do you really want?
Most people use the services of a funeral director who will organise the funeral by collecting and removing the body, arranging embalming and viewing of the deceased, providing a coffin, plus a hearse and other vehicles. He will also contact the crematorium, clergy and doctors to ensure that all necessary arrangements are made, as well as the newspaper if you wish to have an obituary notice published.
There is no reason why you should not make all the arrangements yourself, including the provision of a coffin and transportation of the deceased to the crematorium.
Copies of all the necessary forms are available from the crematorium and the staff will be happy to assist you in completing them.