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arrange a funeral

Humans have always marked the passing of their loved ones. No matter what culture or society, one thing always remains the same: grief is universal.

When planning a funeral for someone you love, it can be hugely challenging. It can be much more difficult to take in information when you are grieving.

The guides here are designed to help bring you through the process in a practical and sympathetic way.

Documents you will need

Funeral guides

Free informational guides for you to download which will help you with all aspects of arranging a funeral, from planning to writing a eulogy.

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Funeral planning app

The aftering funeral planning app is a free tool to guide you through each step of planning a funeral from letting people know to structuring the funeral.

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Ask the experts

A selection of experts answer some frequently asked questions that arise when dealing with the complex issues around loss, death and funerals.

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Register a death

When someone dies one of the first things you need to do is to register the death and obtain a death certificate. Here’s a simple guide to getting started.

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Kinds of services

There are a variety of services that you can choose from for your loved one, and each can be personalized to reflect the life of the person you are celebrating.

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Organizing a funeral

The key to putting together a service is to realize it is ok not to be perfect. Try to give yourself space. Here’s how to simplify and plan out a funeral.

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Quotes about death

Many great writers have reflected on death, grief and bereavement and what it means to those left behind when a loved one departs.

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Documents you need

There are a number of documents, including legal and financial, you will need following the death of a loved one, we have put together an easy-to-read checklist.

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Body donation

Donating your body to science after death is a gift that provides an invaluable way for medical students to learn about the structure and systems of the human body.