Contact a funeral director

When the death has been confirmed, a funeral director will need to be contacted to remove the deceased person. The funeral director will:

  • collect the deceased person from the place of death or the mortuary
  • meet by appointment, the executor or person arranging the funeral to discuss funeral arrangements
  • arrange and oversee the funeral service
  • liaise with third parties such as a minister, priest or other officiant
  • organise any payments and documentation required
  • transport the coffin and any floral tributes to the cemetery or crematorium

Funeral directors may also provide other services, such as arranging a place for mourners to meet after the service. Your funeral director will explain the services they provide.

Choosing a funeral director

When choosing a funeral director, check that they are part of a trade organisation.
Further information on funeral directors is available from: