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When Someone Dies

Funeral Costs

Contributing Factors

  • The coffin or casket
  • The removal
  • Funeral hearse
  • Limousine cars
  • Professional services: includes embalming and preparation of the deceased
  • Making all the necessary arrangements for cremation or burial including guidance, direction and advice

Things To Consider

  • In the case of cremation, obtaining and completion of statutory forms by the deceased’s own Doctor, an independent doctor, a Justice of the Peace and the Family
  • Use of rest rooms and/or funeral church
  • Arranging for the services of clergy/speaker and organist (if using our funeral church) at the funeral service
  • Assisting in compiling obituary notices and insertion of same in newspapers on days required and upload onto our website

Other Factors

  • Preparing and attending to all necessary documentation
  • Making and receiving telephone calls, paying fees on your behalf
  • Receiving administering and acknowledging donations
  • A fair proportion of the cost associated with insurance, heat and light, vehicles, premises and the provision of staff on call 24/7-365 days per year

The account is normally sent out 2 weeks after the funeral.