Part of our arrangements interview involves the collecting of information required by the government for the completion and issuance of a formal death certificate. Often, the remaining family does not know the answers to these questions (such as the age and place of first marriage).
As part of pre-arranging a funeral, this information can be obtained from the person directly, which will then increase the accuracy of the death certificate. All of this information is held at our office until such time as the nominated person dies. It is then used in discussions with the family. It should be noted you are able to amend this information at any time.
As the cost of a funeral can prove a financial burden on the remaining family and friends, a lot of people look to set aside, prior to their death, sufficient funds to cover this expense.
You may also download the forms and print to fill out ahead of time, and bring them along to your interview.