At Shakespeare Funerals, we ensure that each detail that you request is attended to promptly and with the utmost excellence. With caring and understanding, we will guide you through the arrangement process to guarantee you understand each aspect and are given the best resources to ensure your loved one is given the special service they deserve. Arrangements can take place in our office or in your home, whichever is the most convenient and comfortable for you.
First of all, we will meet with you and set out the various options available and the associated costs. We will then liaise with various organisations such as clergy, cemeteries, venues, crematoriums, doctors, coroners ect to confirm all of the arrangements. We will then arrange to bring your loved one into our care. We also arrange funeral notices, floral tributes and then finalise any necessary paperwork to ensure all legal requirements are met.
A coroner becomes involved when a doctor is unable to certify the cause of death, in which case the police will need to be notified and they will then liaise with coronial staff. A coronial case is necessary in the instance of a death caused by anything other than natural causes. A coronial case will take place if the cause of death is unknown, the death is unexpected, a person has a diagnosis of dementia (unless deemed unnecessary by the police), the death occurs whilst under anaesthetic (or within 24hrs post anaesthetic) or if the death is of a person in an institution such as prison or police custody or drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.
A thorough post mortem examination, also known as an autopsy, is a highly detailed examination of the body carried out by a qualified pathologist to determine the cause of death. Once the examination is complete, the deceased will be released back into our care for burial or cremation.