What does a funeral director do?
There are many things to be decided at the end of a life. From determining how to handle the deceased’s remains to selecting the flowers and casket, there are dozens of choices that need to be made. Guiding you through it all is the funeral director. He or she is there to take you through the process step by step, and make sure that none of the important details get missed. Here are some of the key areas that a funeral director will be able to assist you with, regardless of whether you’re making arrangements for a loved one, or proactively making your own end-of-life provisions.
Arrangements for the body
One of the very first things that must get done when someone dies is to transport their body to the appropriate funeral home. Your funeral director can make these arrangements, as well as help you with all other details involving the handling of the remains. For example, they can assist you with:
Overseeing the care of the deceased’s remains is one of the primary roles of the funeral director.
There’s no one right way to honour loved ones. Funeral directors are accustomed to arranging for a variety of different types of funerals, from traditional solemn affairs to more modern types of end-of-life celebrations. No matter what the deceased’s preferences are, the funeral director can help ensure that their requests are met. A funeral director typically assists with the following:
No matter what the deceased’s religious affiliation or personal preferences, the funeral director can help ensure their wishes are duly honoured.
On top of all the co-ordinating involved with planning a funeral, there’s also an array of paperwork that requires attention. Thankfully, this is another area where a funeral director will commonly lend their expertise. This might include:
Your trusted funeral home
Among funeral homes in the GTA (Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, etc.), Mount Pleasant Group is undoubtedly the oldest and most established, with a history that dates back to the first half of the 19th century. Contact us if you need to inquire about making after-life arrangements. One of our caring funeral directors is always available to take your call.