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Arranging the funeral

FlowersFollowing the death of your loved one, the most important role of the family and the executor(s) is to arrange the funeral.

It’s important to find your loved one’s Will (if they made one) because it’s likely to say what kind of funeral they wanted.

The person who arranges the funeral will also be responsible for paying for it. You should check to see if your loved one had a pre-paid funeral bond to cover this cost.

If there’s no pre-paid funeral bond, you can contact their bank and ask them to release funds to you to cover the cost of the funeral.

As an executor, you’ll be asked to provide a brief statement of income and expenditure (estate accounts) for all your loved one’s affairs from the date of death. You should make sure that receipts are kept for all expenses relating to the funeral.

Need some help?

If we can support you in any way, please contact:

Catherine Whitehead, legacy administrator, on
or 01246 541 156
Anna Draper, legacy administration manager, on or 01246 541 113.

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