What To Do When Someone Dies

The loss of someone close to you can be overwhelming. As well as the emotional strain, there are many practical matters that need attention. Arranging a funeral can seem like a daunting task at such a time. One of the main choices to be made is whether the service will be based around a burial or a cremation. Whichever option you decide is more appropriate, we can make all the arrangements on your behalf, and will be on hand to guide and support you through the process.
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When Death Occurs

The loss of someone close to you can be overwhelming. As well as the emotional strain, there are many practical matters that need attention. Arranging a funeral can seem like a daunting task at such a time. That is where AH Freemantle can help. Our aim is to relieve you of as much of the burden as possible. From the moment you contact us, we will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to attend to your needs.

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Medical Certificate Of Cause Of Death

This section will provide you with information on what steps you can follow in order to obtain a medical certificate of cause of death. If you require assistance, or are unsure, please contact us at anytime.

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Who To Contact When Someone Dies

When someone dies, people and organisations need to be told and documents completed. Some of these things can be done by a close relative or friend, others need to be done by the executor or administrator of the estate. There’s also support available to help everyone through such a difficult time.

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The Role of The Coroner

When people think of the role Coroner, they often think of suspicious, violent or otherwise unnatural deaths. While the Coroner would certainly become involved in those circumstances, there are also many other situations which will lead to the Coroner’s involvement.

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Registering The Death

Every death needs to be registered and this can be done at any one of the registration offices in the county (the central register being in Winchester). The only exception to this rule is that if the death occurred in Southampton or Portsmouth, the death must be registered in that city.

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The ‘Tell Us Once’ Scheme

All local registrars except Portsmouth City Council now operate a scheme called ‘Tell us Once’. This is a really useful tool which enables you to inform every agency or department who need to know about the death at the same time. 

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