WHAT TO DO
When someone you love dies, it is overwhelming as you begin the grieving process.
You will understandably need to take care of yourself and other family members and friends first. When you are ready, there are practical steps you need to take. We can guide you through these first important tasks including taking care of the deceased.
The most important thing to know is you don’t need to rush into a decision.
The first considerations
Generally, a service takes place within three to five days of a person’s passing, but this is not compulsory.
The most important thing to do first, is to contact any family and friends that you wish to help support you, or that you want to be part of the decision making process.
Then, a doctor needs to confirm the death by signing a Death Certificate. If the death has occurred at a hospital or nursing home, you may be invited to spend time with your loved one before they are transferred to the funeral home. It is totally up to you which funeral service provider to use. Staff at hospitals, hospices and rest homes will be able to provide you with some options and contact details.
If the death was an accident or was an unexpected death (i.e. no serious health history, possible violence, or no recent consultation with a doctor) the police will need to be contacted and they will determine if the death should be referred to a coroner to determine the cause of death. Only when a cause of death is determined will the deceased be able to be transferred to a funeral home.
If you choose to involve besoul Funerals we can take care of your loved one when they are able to be transferred. We are on the end of the phone any time and can either meet you where you are, or travel to the hospital or facility where they may be.
If the deceased had any wishes about their remains or how they wanted their funeral to be, you can start to gather that information to share with us.
“We had to go through the very sudden loss of our baby boy and that comes with funerals arrangement which is not something we were ready to do at that time. Dean has been so helpful going out of his way to make things easier for us. We really felt humanity and compassion while having to deal with something so hard. Dean just made things easier and we will be forever grateful. We would definitely recommend Besoul to anyone having to go through this process.”
– Liz & Dylan
“Recently our father died and in the process of making his final arrangements, we found Besoul Funerals on the web. What a true blessing for us. Dean Weber is both passionate and compassionate. He was the consummate professional while serving our family in a time of grief. His steady hand provided the support and guidance we needed during the preparation and fulfillment of Dad’s funeral.
Dean attended to every detail conscientiously. He went well above and beyond, even ensuring that family members, thousands of miles away were able to be a part of the services. My entire family would highly recommend Besoul Funerals to anyone who is facing the very difficult task of laying a loved one to rest.”