Arranging a Funeral
Arranging a funeral is a highly emotive issue and the staff of Jardine Funeral Directors have been carefully trained to cope with the duties and emotional upset that losing someone brings.
The actual arrangements can be made at your home or in our office, whichever you prefer and at a time to suit you.
It is important that you are aware of all the options so that you can make the right choice. Do you wish a cremation or a burial? If you are not sure, it may be worth visiting our Cremation or Burial page.
Visiting a registrar
Although a death is an incredibly traumatic time for the family and friends of the deceased, there are certain administrative procedures which must be followed. One of these is registering the death. The registrar will also assist you with which people or organisations to notify of the death.
The Dumfries registrar is located at Municipal Chambers, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AD and an appointment can be made to register the death by telephoning 0303 333 3000. When meeting the registrar please ensure that you take the Death Certificate with you. There are several other registration offices across Dumfries and Galloway and we can advise you on which one is right for your location and circumstances.
The registrar will ask several questions in order to record the death effectively. This will include:
- The full name and address of the deceased
- The place and date of birth
- The date and place of death
- The deceased’s last known occupation
- Whether the deceased was receiving any state benefits or pension
- In the case of the deceased being a married female, her maiden name
- The full name, address and occupation of the person registering the death.
Official documents and administration
You will receive a number of official documents and paperwork which may seem confusing at first. However, if you require support, Jardine Funeral Directors will guide you through the process. These documents may include:
- A Certificate of Registration of Death (Form 14), which is needed for a burial or cremation to take place
- Certified copies of the entry of death
- An abbreviated extract (i.e. excluding cause of death and parentage details) of the death entry.
- A Social Security registration or notification of death certificate for use in obtaining or adjusting Social Security benefits.
- A registration card called “The Deceased Preference Service” is supplied in the folder from the registrar. This will help to remove the deceased’s name from mailing lists and protect against identify fraud. It is a free service.