As funeral directors, we encounter people every day who are dealing with grief and loss. We see people at their most vulnerable time, who are then expected to make huge decisions immediately. Over time, we have learnt that one of the biggest factors that contribute to uncertainty and confusion at a time of death is a lack of education. So, we at Hetherington Funerals have began our mission to educate people on all things funeral-related.

The process surrounding funerals is in reality very simple even though it appears to be anything but. When a person passes away, be it at a nursing home, hospital, house or hospice, a doctor or nurse is required to certify the death. Once that has happened, the funeral home of your choice is contacted, and the deceased will be transferred from the place of death to the funeral home mortuary.

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