The Role of the Funeral Director

What Does a Funeral Director Do?

Some people are unclear about what a funeral director offers when arranging a funeral. Many are overwhelmed by practical, legal and financial decisions that have to be made during this time.

Once a person dies and the doctor has been notified, the next person to call is your funeral director. Most funeral directors are available at any hour of the day or night, every day of the year to assist you in this time of need.

The funeral director provides every required service to the bereaved and arranges the transfer of the deceased. Generally a funeral director is entrusted with all the arrangements as directed by you and at a cost acceptable to you. Funeral directors cater to the needs of all sections of the community, religious, secular, in a variety of venues and preferred formats.

Funeral Directors assist you with decisions concerning

  • Repatriation
  • Venue and Time
  • Celebrant or Clergy
  • Place of Burial or Cremation
  • Coffin or Casket
  • Flowers
  • Transport
  • Pallbearers
  • Notices and Obituaries
  • Eulogies
  • Multimedia and Videography
  • Printing
  • Viewing

Every aspect of the process should be undertaken to relieve your burden.

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Advice & Guidance

The provision of advise and guidance to family, friends and mourners through the events of the day and assist after the event by providing information to ensure that preparation for the many things that need to be attended to after the funeral. Checklists and brochures that enumerate the documents that need to be recovered and the organisations that need to be advised are distributed to family.

Funeral Directors also assist families to understand the costs relating to various funeral selections and all aspects will be agreed, documented and carried out so that there will be no misunderstandings or disappointment.

There are few services you will need that are as sensitive or as personal as those provided by your funeral director. The death of a family member or friend is very distressing. The funeral director will assist you from the start of your funeral requests to the finish of your loved ones funeral.