Aoraki Funeral Services will be with you every step of the way. Our team of professionals are here to listen and guide you through all your options. We have designed our website to be informative to offer advice and clarity to those essential questions.
When a death occurs, medical and legal professionals have several duties to perform.
Listed below are some of the steps that may help you transition gently and correctly through initial arrangements.
If you are alone, your first call could be to a family member or close friend who may be able to offer you immediate support and assistance.
When death is expected, for example, after a long illness, contact your loved one’s family doctor. He/she will visit and sight the deceased person and issue a Certificate of Cause of Death
If your loved one has died at a hospital or retirement home, contact us directly or advise the hospital or rest home to initially liaise with Aoraki Funeral Services on your behalf. This will avoid the unnecessary expense of transporting your loved one’s remains to the Morgue or another funeral home.
Next, you notify the next of kin and family members. It can be difficult, and it may be easier to have a delegated family member pass on the sad news.
Funeral instructions may have been noted in the deceased person’s Will, therefore notifying their Solicitor or Executor is advisable before planning a service.