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Funerals

Arranging a funeral can sometimes be a very daunting experience.  Bedford Borough Council Bereavement Services are here to offer assistance and guidance to you.

 

  • if the death occurs in hospital, the hospital staff will contact the person named by the deceased as next of kin.
  • If death is expected and occurs at home, the doctor who attended the deceased during their final illness can certify the cause of death.
  • If death is unexpected, the Coroner will be involved and in many instances, a post mortem will be undertaken on the deceased to identify cause of death. Please click link here for more information concerning the Coroner’s office.

 

Please click this link for a list of local funeral directors within the Borough of Bedford who may be able to assist you. 

 

There are no rules to say that you must use a funeral director when it comes to making the arrangements for a funeral.  All arrangements can be made by the family without the use of funeral directors.  For more information please read our leaflet: Funerals without the use of Funeral Directors. or contact the offices on 01234 718150 where a member of staff will be more than happy to assist you or alternatively you can make an appointment to come in to the offices where a member of staff can sit down with you and go through all the necessary paperwork.

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