Kane Funeral Services has grown to become Manchester's largest independent funeral service through its dedication to excellence and Value for money. Our Team focuses on providing for the famlies we serve the understanding of thier loss.
Fully Independent and True to Its Values
Whatever the name above the door, it is difficult to know these days what type of business you are dealing with. Many funeral directors are now part of multi-national companies, with shareholders and profit as their driving force.
To do list
A To Do List to Help You Throught Your Funeral
This is a simple checklist which you may find useful as a reminder of what needs
to be done after someone has died. Some of the arrangements will need to be
done by the executor or administrator of the estate and others can be done by
family or friends.
Please remember that this information is just a guide, and not all of the details
will apply in every case. You will find more information on our website:
www.kanefuneralservices.com or please call us on 0161 282 8793 to discuss
your individual circumstances, to find any telephone numbers you need or if you
have any questions.
To help you when filling out forms and writing letters, it may be useful to make a list of
some of important reference numbers and information, such as the deceased’s date and
place of birth and marriage, National Insurance number and tax reference numbers.
Registering the death
❏ Contact the doctor (GP) or hospital about obtaining the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
OR Contact the coroner’s office to find out when you may be able to register the death
❏ Telephone the Registrar of Births and Deaths to make an appointment to register the death
❏ Complete the Notification or Registration of Death (BD8) form that you were given by the Registrar
of Deaths. This will inform every department using the National Insurance number of the death, but it
is advisable to telephone appropriate pensions, benefits and tax offices as soon as possible to avoid
inadvertent over-payment of pensions/benefits.
Arranging the funeral
❏ Contact a funeral director to discuss the arrangements you want to make for the funeral and your
religious or spiritual adviser, if appropriate. The Will may contain specific requests for the funeral, so it
is important to check this.
Who you need to inform
❏ Tell family members and friends about the death.
❏ Employer or educational establishments.
❏ Health professionals. You will also need to cancel any outstanding hospital, dental, podiatry or other
health related appointments.
❏ Agencies providing care such as social services, home carers, meals on wheels and day centres.
❏ Banks/National Savings/building societies.
❏ Insurance companies (e.g. life, buildings/contents, medical, car, travel).
❏ Pension providers.
❏ Credit card/store card providers.
❏ Any other financial institutions must be informed so that any accounts solely in the deceased’s name
can be frozen to prevent fraud. You should also inform companies/organisations with joint accounts,
although these should normally still be accessible by the other joint holder.
Property and utilities
❏ Mortgage provider.
❏ If the deceased lived in rented accommodation, inform the local authority, housing association
or private landlord.
❏ Buildings and property insurance companies to ensure continued cover especially if the property
is left unoccupied.
❏ Utility companies (electricity, gas, water and telephone) and arrange transfer of account details
❏ TV/internet companies.
❏ Pensions Service or Jobcentre Plus to cancel any benefits to the deceased or their carer. To find out
more, you can call us for advice and contact details on 0800 634 9494.
❏ Inland Revenue to deal with tax and Child Benefit payments (if applicable).
❏ Local government offices that provide services such as the Electoral Register, housing benefit,
council tax office, bus pass, disabled parking permits, library membership.
❏ The DVLA and the insurance company if the deceased owned a car or held a driving licence.
❏ The Passport Agency.
❏ Arrange redirection of post if necessary and reduce the burden of any unwanted mail by registering
with the Bereavement Register.
❏ Clubs/membership organisations/social groups.
❏ If the deceased held a firearms licence for work and/or recreational purposes, please contact your
local police station.
To find out more about informing companies and organisations, please visit our website:
: 209 Burnage Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester M19 1FN, UK
0161 282 8793
Please select review
Please enter your name
Please insert valid email!
Please write your comment
All reports are strictly confidential. This appears to be: