It is important to check whether the deceased left any instructions within their Will about the funeral. For example, wishes for their body to be used for medical research or organs to be donated for transplantation. If there is no Will, the next of kin should decide, with help and guidance from a funeral director. It is important to check whether the deceased has already made arrangements for their own funeral, or carried out funeral insurance.
If you are considering a headstone most cemeteries will advise to wait for a period of approximately six months before placing it. However, please speak with us as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary delay after this waiting period.