What to do if someone has passed away
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Everything you need to know

The death of a family member or friend can be a very distressing and emotional time. We understand that it can be hard knowing quite what to do next, that it’s difficult thinking about administrative procedures and paperwork. So we have prepared an easy, step by step guide for you to follow which includes all the contacts and details you will need.

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First Steps
Different actions need to be taken depending on whether death occurs at home, in a care home/hospice, in the hospital or in a pubic location such as a Hotel. Here we guide you through the different scenarios explaining what you need to think about and who you need to contact.
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When to Call the Funeral Director
It’s always good to be prepared. Here we give some advice on when to start making preparations with your Funeral Director.
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Registering a Death
You need to contact the Registrar in order to report a death. Here we provide clear information on who can do this as well as the documents and information you will need to register a death.
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“Tell us Once” Registration Service
This is a very useful service run by the government which saves you a lot of time and effort by informing many agencies in one go. Here we explain how the service works and how to use it.
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Useful Contacts
Here we provide a list of useful contacts such as Registrar Offices and the Coroner’s Service.
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Arranging a funeral for a child
We can arrange a beautiful funeral for £300. Here are all the details and information you will need to arrange a funeral for a child.
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Testimonials

WOW…What an amazing team!

Thank you Brendon and Kevin for your sympathy, kindness and compassion when you took Cliff into Penrose’ care.

Thank you Nathan for arranging the funeral, it was perfect in every way.

Thank you Jeremy for completing the Order of Service and for leading the funeral in such a respectful, dignified and professional manner. We cannot express how much this meant to us as a family.

Thank you Edward and Paul for your support, respect and kindness on the day of the funeral. Edward, you offered your coat to our mum as she looked cold and Paul, you were so kind talking about the dogs outside our house before we left, the dogs were a big part of Cliff and are so important to the family, so this gave us comfort knowing that they had been recognised.

We have no hesitation in recommending your services to our family and friends.

All of you made a very sad day more bearable. We sincerely THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts,

Kindest wishes

Carole, Darren and Ruth Wingrove - January 2020

To Nathan an all staff at Penrose

Thank you for making the worst day of my life bearable.

The difficulties I faced arranging a funeral for my beloved husband were made easier with your empathy, compassion and professionalism, particularly considering the added pressure during the Pandemic.

Love always

Tina Arthur – wife of Geoffrey Arthur - August 2020

To Nathan, Jeremy and Staff

Thank you for your patience, support and knowledge. Without you I know the day would not have run so smoothly.

And thank you for going the extra mile time and again.

Love and Thanks…xxx

Jane Morris - May 2017

Dear Brendon and all the team at Penrose Funeral home,

Just to say thank you very much for the dignified and beautiful send off you provided for Sacha St….n and for the care and kindness you showed to all the family.

Thank you

Suzanne Gray and Tamsin Davies - March 2022

Dear Nathan, Jeremy and Brendon,

We all just wanted to say thank you for the way you looked after our Dad’s cremation. It was lovely to see the video you made for us and we felt you went above and beyond.

Many thanks,

Debbie, Jon, Vanessa, Adele and Sue - June 2020

We would just like to say thank you for looking after Maria Dulieu and everything you did for us as a family. For all the care and attention you gave right to the very last detail.

Everything was done with such respect and military precision, we cannot praise you enough.

Best wishes to you all

Sue England and Family - December 2020
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