Aston Walker Family funeral directors
A small family funeral director who take pride in being able to support the families of Thanet, guiding our families step by step in order to provide truly unique funeral services to mark the lives of those they love most.
Families may choose where arrangements are made and once initial contact has been made families can either visit us at our Margate Funeral home or alternatively make an appointment for one of our funeral directors to come and meet with you and your family in the comfort of your own home, at this point we will discuss all funeral options and guide you in the days following a bereavement.
We will be able to take you through arrangements step by step and it is our aim to make sure you feel completely supported throughout the whole process of putting together a funeral service that truly reflects the life of your loved one.
When Someone Dies
The hospital staff will arrange for a doctor to issue the Medical Certificate of Death which you will then collect along with any other personal effects.
If the funeral is to be a Cremation, you should advise the hospital staff so they can make arrangements for any additional documentation that will be required, or alternatively contact us and we will contact the hospital on your behalf.
When someone dies at home
Contact the deceased’s doctor. If the doctor is satisfied with the cause of death, they will issue the Medical Certificate of Death. In some cases you may be asked to collect the Certificate from the Surgery. After you have informed the doctor, contact us.
When someone dies in a nursing or residential home
This is a very similar situation as being at home but the nursing staff will normally liaise with the doctor.
When someone dies unexpectedly
The Coroner will automatically be involved. In this case contact us as soon as possible and we will be able advise on the procedures involved and liaise with the Coroner’s office.
When you go to the Registrar
The Medical Certificate of the cause of death
The Deceased’s Birth Certificate and Marriage Certificate
The Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate contain all the information required by the Registrar.
The Registrar Requires The Following Details
Full Name of the Deceased
Date and Place of Death
Date and Place of Birth
Date of Birth of Surviving Partner
Whether the Deceased was in Receipt of a Pension or Allowance from Public Funds
If the Deceased was a married woman
Husband’s Full Name (even if deceased)
Husband’s Last Occupation (even if deceased)
From the Informant
Full Name of Informant
The Registrar Will Give You
A Green Certificate – which must be handed to the funeral director so that the funeral can take place
A White Certificate – this is for social security purposes
The Registrar Will SELL You Copies of the Death Certificate
You may need these for:
Any Pension Claims
Savings Bank Certificates
Kent Registration Service appointment details are available Here.