Help and advice

Organising a funeral is not something many of us have to do often, so when the time does come it can feel quite overwhelming.

Because of this Allan Drew Funerals have put together an extensive range of information that will help answer some of your questions.

In this section you will find information on what to do immediately following a death, what you need to know when arranging a funeral and finally some things to consider after the funeral.

We understand that losing a loved one can be a be a life-changing event so if you feel that Allan Drew Funerals can help in any way we encourage you to get in touch.

For support any time of day, every day of the week, call us on (02) 9680 1344.

What to do when a death occurs

We share the first steps of the process after someone has died.

There are a number of people, organisations and companies you will eventually need to notify of the death, but to start you should speak to the doctor and then contact a funeral director.

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Between death and funeral

There is usually some time between making the initial funeral arrangements with your funeral director, and the time of the actual funeral service.

There are a number of things you may wish to consider before the funeral service, such as the death certificate, whether you will have a viewing.

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The funeral service

There are a number of things you may wish to consider before the funeral service, such as the choice of day and time, whether you are writing a eulogy.

You'll find more information about other service details in this section.

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Grief FAQ

Grief is the name given to the feelings often experienced following a personal loss of any kind and it is perfectly natural. One of the most common and debilitating types of grief occurs after the death of someone close.

Grieving is important as, eventually, it allows you to adjust to your loss. During the process of coping with grief you may experience a range of symptoms

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