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Funeral in South of England

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Daddima Tue 04-Apr-17 12:54:58

My dear brother died last week in Brighton. The post mortem examination is today. Can anyone give me an idea of the timescale between death and funeral ( probably a cremation)?

His sons have told me they had heard it could be a month or more.

ninathenana Tue 04-Apr-17 12:57:30

Sorry for your loss flowers
I can't comment on timing as I've never been involved with a death that needed a P.M.

nanaK54 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:01:40

I too am sorry for your loss, the need for a PM can 'slow things up' a bit.....
The Funeral Directors should be able to advise.

jollyg Tue 04-Apr-17 13:32:16

I think there may be a log jam in the SE.

I am so sorry for your loss, and have never been involved in a PM.

However the last of my elderly relatives did recently and the funeral was held within a week, W Scotland,

The ceremony took quite a different slant on these held in E Scotland , but was equally reverant of the loss .

rosesarered Tue 04-Apr-17 13:37:15

A log jam? hmm

To answer the OP, it depends on the findings of the PM, but there is no time set on holding a funeral, once the results are known ( if all is fine, and no police procedure needed) then you should be told that you can go ahead and arrange the funeral.Sorry to hear of your loss.

suzied Tue 04-Apr-17 13:49:19

There was a sudden death of a child in my family a few years ago it was a month before we could have the funeral. You don't have to wait till the coroner has released the body before contacting a funeral director, in fact it is useful as the funeral director will also keep in touch with the coroner.

Lynnebo Tue 04-Apr-17 13:52:10

The crem would need all the paperwork to be completed and in their hands at least two working days before the funeral.
I am sorry for your loss ?

Daddima Tue 04-Apr-17 15:10:42

Thank you all. My nephew has just phoned to say that the PM showed a heart attack, so they are going to the funeral director now.
I was really wondering how long it might be before the funeral could be held. In our wee village, burials used to be within three or four days of a death, but due to cutbacks, we're usually looking at at least a week, more for a cremation.

whitewave Tue 04-Apr-17 15:15:59

Yes I live near Brighton, my friends funeral recently took 3 weeks although that was in a Wealden village, about 10 miles or so from Brighton.

ninathenana Tue 04-Apr-17 16:52:19

Goodness me ww I live in Kent and the last funeral I attended was 8 days after death.

Daddima Tue 04-Apr-17 19:13:19

Thanks once again. Nephew's just phoned & cremation is on 21st.