Role of Funeral Director

When faced with having to make funeral arrangements, most

people have no prior experience in organising such an event,

and minimal knowledge of what to do. Through their training

and experience the funeral director will listen to your wishes for

a funeral service, then combine them with practical needs and

legal requirements resulting in a funeral service that will be

conducted professionally and with dignity.

The Funeral Director

will assist in every

way possible to

ensure the wishes of

the family and the

deceased are


Watkins Funeral Directors:   24 hour call numbers  Ph. 02 6959 2062  Ph.02 6953 3499 
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Transportation of the deceased from place of death to the funeral director's mortuary. Mortuary care, preparation and dressing of the deceased, and placement in their coffin. Obtaining cause of death and cremation (if required) certificates from the hospital or treating doctor. Completion and lodgement of death registration forms with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Obtaining original certified death certificate from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for later use by family or solicitor. Placement of press notices in the newspapers. Liaising with clergy or funeral celebrant. Organising booking times with church, cemetery or crematorium. Organising floral arrangements, church booklets, musicians etc. Conducting the funeral service. Preparation and issue of a final account detailing the cost of disbursements (which may have differed slightly from the original quote), their professional & service fees as well as the merchandise you may have chosen.
Some of the tasks the funeral director will action include: