First and foremost we advise you ring us to discuss any detail of a funeral and make an apointment
DEATH CERTIFICATES WHERE TO GET ONE?
Where death occurs in a hospital, the hospital authorities register the death and a copy of the Certificate may be obtained from the Civil Registration Service. Gate Lodge, Lisdaran, Cavan.
Contact: 049 4371709 or 049 4373272 where the death occurs. Where death occurs at home the next of kin obtains a Certificate as to the cause of death from the doctor attending the deceased and takes the Certificate to his/her local Health Centre. Where a Post Mortem takes place it is the Coroner who registers the death and a copy of the Certificate again may be obtained at the Office of Registration of Deaths & Births,
DO I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL I HAVE REGISTERED THE DEATH BEFORE ARRANGING THE FUNERAL?
No. Arranging the funeral services involves your Funeral Director discussing with you the type of funeral required, and offering you advice and information as appropriate. This can be done as soon as you have made certain decisions about the funeral e.g. whether it is to be a burial or cremation.
Making an Advance Funeral Arrangements Plan is not the kind of thing you do every day. You might feel a little nervous about discussing the details but feel at ease we have done this many times and will make it as easy as possible
We can meet with you either at your home or in our Funeral Home to discuss the options. All discussions will be conducted in strict confidence.
During our meeting we will focus on what you want; if you prefer cremation or burial, how you are to be dressed, the chosen Church, newspaper announcements, music etc. Once we have determined your exact requirement we will write it down.
WE HAVE NEVER BEEN A RELIGIOUS FAMILY, DO WE HAVE TO HAVE A PRIEST/MINISTER TO TAKE THE SERVICE?
No, there is no requirement to hold a religious funeral service, and there are a number of alternatives. Perhaps a relative or friend could take the service if they feel able to do so. Other members of the congregation could speak or read verses of poems. Ask Clarkes for information how to organise a humanist ceremony.