Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Making progress

Today saw us make significant progress towards sorting out our father's funeral and his estate. My brother and I booked the venue for the post-funeral wake, visited my father's solicitor and collected his will, ordered the flowers for the funeral, and visited two banks to notify them of our father's death.

We also managed to visit the Registrar in order to make an appointment tomorrow afternoon so that we could register our father's death. Once that is done we can go back to the banks to begin the process of winding up our father's affairs. All that will then remain to do is to send out funeral notices to family and friends, finalise the details of the funeral, print the Order of Service for the funeral, and apply for probate ... if it is necessary.

Then we can relax ... until the day of the funeral.


  1. Bob,
    I have only just learned of your Father's death. Please accept my condolences on your sad loss. I hope that you can deal with this in as positive a way as possible.

    All best wishes

  2. The Dancing Cake Tin (James),

    Thank you for your condolences. They are much appreciated.

    Every day seems to pose new challenges that have to be met. My family and I are slowly but surely sorting things out, but there are times when it all feels a bit too much ...

    All the best,


  3. You don't realise how much there is to deal with when someone dies. My previous employer used to give one day's paid compassionate leave.

    Not really enough, is it?

  4. Trebian,

    One day sounds enough ... until you actually have to deal with a death.

    It can take that long just to sort out the registration. Unless the deceased has no assets whatsoever, you have to make time to visit the solicitor, the bank, the undertaker, the florist, the after-funeral venue, the printer, the funeral officiant ... and any number of other organisations I have forgotten to mention. Then there are the numerous forms that have to be filled in.

    A day really is NOT enough!

    All the best,



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