Funeral planning in Comber, Newtownards


The passing of a loved one can pose quite a lot of challenges to anyone. It is quite natural that you might be unsure about what you’re supposed to do in such a situation or whom you’re supposed to inform. In such a situation, you can turn to the team at Gilmore Funeral Directors for advice and support.

What to do if a death occurs

Decide between burial and cremation
Final resting place
Finding the right coffin
Embalming
Day and time of service
Transportation
Publication of death notice
Type of ceremony
Memorial/inscription or later interment of ashes

Registration of a death

It is the principal duty of a relative to register but this task can be carried out by the person responsible for making the arrangements, the occupier off the premises where the death occurred or a person present at the death.

If you are unsure of what to do when registering a death, we will gladly advise you.

Where appropriate and available the following documents should be taken to the registrar’s office at the time of registration.

  • The medical certificate of cause of death (this would normally be given to you by the deceased’s doctor or by the hospital in which the death occurred)
  • The deceased’s birth certificate
  • The deceased’s marriage certificate
  • The deceased’s national health service medical card
  • Registering a death is a simple process of questions and answers, which will be conducted by the registrar. Some of the information you will be asked for are noted below.

  • The full name and surname (maiden name if the deceased was a married woman)
  • The usual address of the deceased
  • The date and place of birth of the deceased
  • The date and place of death of the deceased
  • The occupation (husband’s name and occupation if the deceased was a married woman)
    If the deceased was married, the date of birth of the surviving spouse
  • You should be aware that the registrar will charge you for any copies of the certificate of registration of death extract that you require.

    If you have any questions, which have not been answered here, please feel free to contact our staff. They can help with every element of organising a funeral service.

    Registration of a death

    It is the principal duty of a relative to register but this task can be carried out by the person responsible for making the arrangements, the occupier off the premises where the death occurred or a person present at the death.

    If you are unsure of what to do when registering a death, we will gladly advise you.

    Where appropriate and available the following documents should be taken to the registrar’s office at the time of registration.

  • The medical certificate of cause of death (this would normally be given to you by the deceased’s doctor or by the hospital in which the death occurred)
  • The deceased’s birth certificate
  • The deceased’s marriage certificate
  • The deceased’s national health service medical card
  • Registering a death is a simple process of questions and answers, which will be conducted by the registrar. Some of the information you will be asked for are noted below.

  • The full name and surname (maiden name if the deceased was a married woman)
  • The usual address of the deceased
  • The date and place of birth of the deceased
  • The date and place of death of the deceased
  • The occupation (husband’s name and occupation if the deceased was a married woman)
    If the deceased was married, the date of birth of the surviving spouse
  • You should be aware that the registrar will charge you for any copies of the certificate of registration of death extract that you require.

    If you have any questions, which have not been answered here, please feel free to contact our staff. They can help with every element of organising a funeral service.

    Call Gilmore Funeral Directors for all matters concerning funeral planning