At home or in a nursing home
The first contact should be with the deceased’s doctor who, if satisfied with the cause of death will issue the Medical Certificate of Death. You may be asked to collect the certificate from the surgery, or if in a nursing home, staff should liaise with the doctor.
Contact us once the doctor has been informed.
A doctor will issue the medical certificate of death, which you will need to collect along with any belongings. If the funeral is to be a cremation, please advise the hospital staff so that they can prepare the required paperwork.
Contact Affertons and allow us to gently guide you through the funeral arrangement process.
The Procurator Fiscal (Scotland) or the Coroner (England and Wales) will generally become involved. If the deceased has not been under a doctor’s care on a regular basis, the emergency doctor, or any police involved, will inform the Procurator Fiscal.
Contact Affertons as soon as possible. We’ll advise on the procedures involved and liaise with the Procurator Fiscal’s office. Any Police involvement may delay the timing of the funeral.
Affertons will take care of all statutory documentation for you, liaising with all other parties involved (i.e. clergy, organists, church officers, hoteliers etc.).
Things to consider:
All of the above and more, we will give guidance with as well as recommending trusted monumental sculptors and florists etc.
There are no fixed options or ‘rules’ for funerals.
Affertons was formed by two independent Dundee-based funeral directors to help arrange appropriate funeral services for our diverse local community. Options vary in style and cost, yet remain consistent in the fundamental care and commitment necessary for any funeral service:
Affertons can provide the information you’ll need to clearly understand all options available, and help you make the right choice.
While costs vary according to your specific requirements, Affertons aims to keep costs low, so we can pass the low costs on to you.
As well as being able to share our years of experience and understanding of the processes and circumstances associated with funeral care, one reason for our business is to offer the most cost-effective and professional funeral care provider in the area.
Do not be afraid to phone around, you will be surprised at the vast difference in cost between funeral directors like for like.
Two elements make up the total cost of the funeral:
Funeral Director Charges
Third Party Costs