Traditional Independent Funeral directors ~ 42 King Street CT11 8NT ~ 01843 852758
A Helping Hand at a Time of Need
When Someone PassesAwayIf a person dies at home and the death is expected, the first call you make should be to that person’s GP. The GP will usually attend to confirm death and give permission for the deceased to be transferred to our private chapel of rest. As soon as we are notified of the death, we will gather preliminary information and ascertain when we can arrange the removal of the deceased. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The family’s wishes are our primary concern and after immediate assistance, we establish when it will be convenient to make the final arrangements. The GP will normally issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death within the next 48 hours, which you collect from the surgery.Registration of DeathThe Registration of Death takes place at the Registrar’s Office for the area in which the death has occurred. An appointment system is operated at the Thanet Registrar’s: Thanet Registrar’s OfficeRamsgate LibraryGuildford LawnCT11 9AYTelephone: 03000 415151The Registrar will require the following information:oMedical Certificate of DeathoBirth CertificateoMarriage CertificateoN.H.I. Medical Card (Deceased’s)
For more information and advice about registering a death, visit www.kent.gov.uk.