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The Funeral Directors Role

Your funeral director is there to ensure that every detail is attended to as the family has requested. Their role is to guide the family through the arrangements in a caring and understanding manner.

You can speak with your funeral director at their office or in your home, wherever you feel most comfortable.

Specifically the duties of a funeral director are:

  • to meet with and discuss the many aspects of the funeral with the family, setting out the various choices available, and the costs involved.
  • once the funeral arrangements are set, the funeral director liaises with various organisations which may include clergy, cemetery, hospital, doctor, and service organisations to confirm arrangements.
  • arrange to collect the deceased from the place of death and prepare for viewing.
  • place Death and Funeral notices in local and metropolitan newspapers.
  • organise any family floral tributes.
  • conduct the funeral on the day, and time, decided.
  • finalise the necessary paperwork to ensure all legal requirements are met.