When a Death Occurs

The death of a loved one can be overwhelming at first, especially if it happens suddenly or is unexpected. At Lee Cooper Independent Funeral Directors, we are only ever a phone call away, ready to help you through this difficult time and to advise you on the next steps to take upon learning about the death.


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If the death occurs in the home, you should first contact the GP of the deceased. They will arrive shortly to confirm the death and to provide you with a medical certificate. At this point, we can arrange the transportation of the deceased to our Chapel of rest.


If the death occurs in a residential / nursing home, the staff will contact the chosen Funeral Director on your behalf, instructing them to collect the deceased and transport them to the Chapel of rest. With this in mind, it is important to provide the contact details of your nominated Funeral Director to the home upon the admittance of your family member.


If the death occurs in the hospital, the Doctors will inform you of the death and complete the necessary paperwork before registering the death, prior to us transporting the deceased to our chapel of rest.

Registering a Death

Regrettably, we cannot register the death for you. This is something that has to be done by the next of kin or a close relative of the deceased. If the death occurs in the home or the nursing home as described above, the GP will issue the medical certificate required to register the death with the local Registrars.