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Role of a Funeral Director

What is a Funeral Director and what do they do?

The role of a funeral director is to arrange a good funeral according to the wishes of the bereaved. They will also assist with administrative duties, floral tributes, and burial or cremation requests either from a funeral home, cemetery or office depending on their working environment. Funeral directors plan funerals, meet with families of the deceased and take care of administrative duties. They also provide assistance with floral tributes, burial or cremation requests, and planning details. The compassionate nature of funeral directors makes it easier for families to cope with their loss.

What role will you play on the day of the Funeral?

Our local family run funeral directors will ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of the funeral. They’ll also oversee transportation for family members and supervise the burial or cremation. As the funeral director leads the procession on the day of the funeral, they’ll be your first point of contact. They’ll walk in front of the hearse, and take care of everything from start to finish.

How will my local family funeral director support me and my family?

L&G Family Funeral directors support you and your family through tough times. They manage legal requirements, arrange for displays of flowers, provide information on other local funeral directors, and provide support even after the funeral. Losing a loved one is devastating, but a good funeral director will support you in dealing with your grief. Planning legal requirements, death notices, and arranging for your loved one or their ashes to be transferred to another location are just some of the tasks that funeral directors have covered. The support doesn’t end there. They’ll plan for floral tributes to be sent to family members, organisations, or charities, depending on your wishes.

What can I expect from my funeral director?

You can expect professional guidance from your funeral director as well as a wealth of knowledge. With that said, you can count on our funeral directors 24 hours a day to answer any questions, you may have, whether that’s over the phone or in person at a funeral home. Our Funeral directors often arrange the details of a funeral in as short as 24 hours so they’re extremely experienced in their field and will be able to comfortably accommodate your needs for the funeral service.

What requests can I make of a funeral director? 

Prior to the funeral, you can discuss your preferences on whether your loved one should be transported to a mortuary or stay at home. Following that discussion, you’ll be able to state whether you prefer burial or cremation. Remember that a funeral director is there to accommodate your wishes, so if you also have requests from coffins and catering to music and flowers, they’ll be able to assist. The same goes for after the funeral service, so don’t hesitate to reach out for support and make requests post-funeral service.

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