Arranging a funeral can be a daunting prospect, for some family members this will be the first time they have had to face this difficult and emotional task. You will have many questions, such as;
· Who do we call first,
· Who will look after our loved one,
· What happens next,
· Do we contact the church,
· What about costs.
If the death has occurred at home following an illness, contact the Doctor who was attending the deceased. If the Doctor is satisfied that the cause of death is related to the illness they were treating, they will sign a Medical Certificate of the cause of death. You can then contact Jennings Funeral Directors and we will take your loved one into our care.
If the death occurs in a hospital or nursing home, the nursing staff or an appropriate officer will advise you where to collect the certificate, assuming no post mortem has been ordered.
You can then contact Jennings Funeral Directors who will liaise with the hospital or nursing home on your behalf.
If the death is sudden or unexpected you should call the ambulance service, they will in turn contact the Gardaí who will arrange to have the remains removed for the Dublin City Coroner. You can then contact Jennings Funeral Directors who will liaise with the Coroner on your behalf.
Once you make your initial phone call to Jennings, you can call into one of our branches or one of our Funeral Directors will call to your residence. We will talk you through the complete process, at each stage of the arrangement process we will discuss all of the options available to you and the cost implications of each option. When you have made your final decision, we will then take complete control of the funeral arrangement, and ensure that your wishes are followed through to the last detail.