If someone dies abroad, then their family may well want to have their body brought home so that a funeral, memorial or burial can be arranged with family and friends in attendance.
Haseldine Funeral Services are experienced in the repatriation of people who have passed. We’ll make sure that your loved one returns to you as swiftly as possible, making sure all legal and logistical aspects are adhered to and taken care of so that you can focus on grieving for the person you’ve lost. No matter where the person may have died, we can help bring them back to you in Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Bedford or the surrounding areas.
For more information about our repatriation services, or to discuss funeral arrangements with a trusted professional, please feel free to get in touch with us today.
Arranging a funeral can be complex and daunting, whether it’s for a loved one or for yourself. We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions here:
When a person dies, it is naturally a very upsetting and emotional time. Unfortunately, during this time important decisions need to be made regarding the funeral arrangements.
From the first call to us, we will take the burden of legalities and formalities away giving you the time to concentrate on the important and personal choices.
If the death is expected and happens at home a doctor or medical professional must formally confirm this before we are able to take the person into our care. If the person’s doctor’s surgery is open, contact them asking for a doctor to attend. If the surgery is closed phone 111 where you will be transferred to your local out of hours service.
Once the death has been confirmed, we can come when you are ready. If the death occurs at a care or nursing home the staff will take care of this for you.
If the death is sudden or unexpected, the coroner may become involved - this is a formality and nothing to worry about.
The police will usually attend on their behalf, ask relevant questions, ensure that everything is in order and complete all of the necessary documentation.
Once the death has been confirmed, the police will arrange for the person who has died to be taken to the nearest main hospital where investigations into the cause of death will be carried out.
When you feel ready, you can contact us. We will then liaise with the coroner and hospital and bring the person into our care when given clearance. If you feel ready, funeral arrangements may be made before this happens.