Bereavement ProceduresYour Funeral Director will be able to provide advice on the procedures, however this is what you may expect.
STEP 1Prepare a complete set of clothing, footwear, dentures (if any) and a photograph of your loved one.
STEP 2Obtain the Certificate of Cause of Death (CCOD) and Death Certificate (DC). You can find more information here.
STEP 3Your Funeral Director will meet the family members to collect your loved one to prepare for embalming, dressing and makeup.
STEP 4Discuss the funeral package with your Funeral Director. This is where you will be able to select the number of days and location to hold the wake, decide on the casket and whether a cremation or a burial is preferred.
STEP 5Your Funeral Director will prepare the place of wake and send your loved one once it is done. Family members are usually gathered to receive your loved one.
STEP 6Your Funeral Director will arrange for ancillary service providers to meet you. They include vendors who provide niches, catering and obituary placement services.