Letting others know about the funeral

It is always difficult to pass on the news of a death. It is important, above all, that those who might wish to attend the funeral are informed as quickly as possible.

If you are in the position of having to let friends and family know, it can be overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of people to tell and you want to tell them quite quickly. 

You may have to make a decision about whether to tell people face-to-face or by phone. If you have a large family or wide circle of friends, you could delegate some of the responsibility for passing on the news to those close to you.

One traditional way of reaching a broader public is to put an announcement in a national or local newspaper. Printed announcements can also be mailed to everyone in the deceased’s address book.

When you speak to us, we can advise you on all this and will be happy to help you arrange the publication of an obituary notice.