Funerals

Funerals

Arranging a Funeral

What to do if your loved one has:

These are the next steps to take if a person has been poorly and was expected to pass away.

• Telephone the Doctors Surgery where your loved one was registered and notify them of the situation and they will arrange to visit
• Once the doctor or locum has visited and verified the death, and the family are ready to convey your loved one into our care, please telephone us (there can be a six hour window for the doctor or locum to attend from the initial call being placed)
• On receipt of the call, we will take some details and then arrange for our team to attend and respectfully convey your loved one to our funeral home
• It is then necessary to obtain a Medical Certificate detailing the Cause of Death. We would recommend phoning the surgery the next working day to find out when the Medical Certificate for Cause of Death (commonly known as a death certificate) will be ready to collect
• The death certificate will be issued by the doctor who was last in attendance of the deceased, and has seen the person within fourteen days prior to them passing away.
• It is usual practice that if a person passes away during the night for a locum or on call doctor to be in attendance. They will either leave a written notification with you to pass to the surgery, or they will contact the surgery directly to inform them that the person has passed away.

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Arranging a funeral
These are the next steps to take if a person has been poorly and was expected to pass away.

• The care home will arrange for a doctor or locum to attend to verify death
• Once the doctor or locum has been and verified death and the family are ready for us to convey your loved one into our care, the care home will telephone us

*There can be a six hour window for the doctor or locum to attend from the initial call

• On receipt of the call, our team will take some details and then arrange for our team to attend and respectfully convey your loved one to our funeral home.
• Obtaining a Medical Certificate for Cause of Death
• We would recommend phoning the surgery the next working day to find out when the Medical Certificate for Cause of Death (commonly known as a death certificate) will be ready to collect.
• This will be issued by the doctor who was last in attendance of the deceased, and has seen the person within fourteen days prior to them passing away.
• It is usual practice that if a person passes away during the night for a locum or on call Doctor to be in attendance. They will either leave a written notification with the care home to pass to the surgery, or they will contact the surgery direct to inform them that the person has passed away.

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Arranging a funeral
The Medical Certificate for the Cause of death will be issued by the Ward Doctor provided the person has been a patient in hospital for more than 72 hours and they can give a medical cause of death.

We always recommend that you contact the Hospital Bereavement Service by telephone to make enquiries as to when the certificate can be collected. This certificate can take a few days to be issued.

If you are unsure of anything or need any advice at any point, please call us.
When you have been notified that the form is ready for collection, you will need to arrange an appointment to register at the Registrars in the area where the hospital is located.

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Arranging a funeral
The Medical Certificate for the Cause of death will be issued by the Doctor provided that they can give a medical cause of death.

We always recommend that you contact the family bereavement office by telephone to make enquiries as to when the certificate can be collected. This certificate can take a few days to be issued.

If you are unsure of anything or need any advice at any point, please speak to us.

When you have been notified that the form is ready for collection, you will need to arrange an appointment to register at the Registrars in the area where the hospice is located.

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Arranging a funeral
When someone passed away unexpectedly, it is normal for the Police to attend. They are there on behalf of the coroner to collect information.

Your loved one will be conveyed to a local hospital, into the care of the coroner.

Please contact us when you are able, we will liaise with the coroners office to make sure we can bring your loved one into our care as soon as possible. We will be on hand to support you and guide you every step of the way.
In The United Kingdom

At G. Seller we are experienced in looking after your loved one when they have passed away elsewhere in the United Kingdom. We will help & guide you, every step of the way.

Repatriation back to the United Kingdom

We can help & advise when someone has passed away abroad. A repatriation service may be included in your loved one’s travel insurance, but if you are unsure about anything please do not hesitate in contacting us to discuss in more detail.

Repatriation out of the United Kingdom

We can take care of repatriating your loved one to other countries. Whatever the circumstances we can help & advise.

We have compiled a helpful checklist for you, it is not to replace us but provides a reference for you to look through.

If you have any queries or questions at any time, please call us.

There are many decisions to be taken when thinking about funeral arrangements.

The choice of burial or cremation is something that none of us ever want to think about but the structure of the funeral is based around the service of committal, and it is important to know the wishes of the person you making the funeral arrangements for.

Remember to check whether your loved one had a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan, had itemised their funeral wishes or had any wishes in their will.

A funeral can be as simple or personalised as you would like, befitting to the person that has passed away. Our funeral directors can discuss all the options and services available. We are here to make a hard time, a little easier. We will keep in communication with you and guide you through every step.

Funeral Options

Service Options

Cremated Remains Options

Funeral Options

G. Seller offer a variety of funeral options so that you can clearly choose the funeral that is befitting for you and your loved one.

We pride ourselves on caring for you and your family as if you were our own family. We see it as a privilege to take care of you.

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Service Options

By selecting from our range of service options you can ensure that the funeral service perfectly suits the memory of your loved one.

From floral tributes to pipers, a wide range of choices are available.

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Cremated Remains Options

When it comes to a loved one’s cremated remains there are a range of designs for interment, scattering, keeping at home, or sharing as keepsakes which will allow you to find the perfect option.

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