Practical advice - Help with what to do after someone dies

The death of a loved one can be a distressing and difficult time. We have put together some practical advice to help you through this trying time. We hope that the information provided is informative and helps to explain some of the processes that follow after someone dies. The team here at V A Peterson Funeral Service are fully qualified undertakers and will be able to advise and assist you on all aspects involved.

What to do when a person dies

When a person dies there are certain steps that must be followed in a timely manner, such as obtaining a medical card and registering the death. When a person dies it can be overwhelming and knowing what to do in advance can help at such a trying time.

Man sat down watching the sunset
doctor signing a Medical Certificate

What happens when the coroner is involved?

If a coroner becomes involved after someone dies then the processes following a death can change slightly. Our page about HM Coroner involvement explains what can happen and why a coroner can become involved.

How to register a death

Certain procedures must be followed in order to register a death. To find out what to expect, read our advice about registering a death.

Registrar signing a death certificate
Funeral service with flowers and coffin

Funeral Arrangements

Funeral arrangements must be made in order for the funeral ceremony and burial or cremation to take place.  For advice about things to consider when arranging a funeral take a look at our information about arranging a funeral.

Here for you when you need us

V A Peterson Funeral Service Ltd pride ourselves on the fact that we are here to support you whenever you need us. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  If a loved one has passed away and you require support then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01633 483 127 We provide a dignified, discreet and professional service throughout Cwmbran, and the surrounding areas of Gwent, South Wales. Our knowledgeable team are happy to offer practical advice when someone dies and we will do all we can to help make the whole process as straightforward as possible.