Fiona Ashdown

Funeral Arranger/Administrator Canterbury –  Call 01227 456300 Having experienced the passing of friends and family members over the years. It was the death of my Fiance, that made me realise that I wanted to be able to help other people going through the same process. I’ve been working and contacted in the funeral industry since ……… I joined Woollard & Kent Funeral Service’s in 2015. I have since then become a full time member of the team and I run Read More …

Simon Ludgate

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Dan Blake

Bearer Hearse Driver Limousine Driver I joined Woollard & Kent funeral services in 2014, coming from various customer facing roles. I have, since joining the company, come to realise that helping the families and friends of passed loved ones gives me an enormous sense of job satisfaction. We all know that at the most trying times in our life we all appreciate people around us who will try and help take all the stress and strain away, and we all Read More …

Upon Death

Our List here will guide you through what to do or, what will happen, when somebody dies at Home, in a Residential Care, Nursing home or at Hospital. We have also included here information on how to register a death and many useful contact numbers and address for help and support for anyone in bereavement. Together with how to obtain financial support.

At Home

Inform the Doctor As soon as possible inform the doctor that the death has occurred. He/she may write out the Medical Certificate of Death when he/she visits the house, or may request you attend the surgery for this purpose  

In Hospital

When death happens in hospital the procedure is very similar. Apply to the hospital for the Medical Certificate of Death and not your family doctor.

The Coroner

In cases where death has been reported to the Coroner the procedure is somewhat different. The Coroners and their officers are working in your interest. No doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Death. This will be issued by the Coroner to the Registrar’s Office in the district where the death occurred, after contact has been made with the Coroner’s Office.

How to Register a Death

Who can Register Close relative of the deceased Relative in attendance during illness A relative living in the district where death occurred A person present at death The person arranging the funeral Documents Required Medical Certificate of Death Medical Card if available Birth Certificate & information regarding date of birth Information Required to Register Date and place of death Full name of deceased (maiden name if applicable) Date and place of birth Occupation and home address If married, full name Read More …

Planning Ahead

The Golden Charter The cost of funerals is increasing every year here you will be able to settle you mind that you have covered all the cost and equally as important taking the strain of your family or friends in trying to make the decision on what you would like and paying for the funeral. Nobody knows what tomorrow holds… That’s why the right time to make a funeral plan is today! We use and recommend Independent Way funeral plans Read More …