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“…May I thank you and your colleagues, on behalf of all the family, for the discreet, dignified and sympathetic manner in which everything has been accomplished... we felt secure with your firm's professional organisation and support…”
“…you and your team, to whom we would be obliged if you would convey our thanks, are undoubtedly thorough professionals and the compassionate manner in which you handled all aspects of the funeral were greatly appreciated by us all…” “…You made a very difficult and emotional time so much easier to bear with your professionalism and courteous approach.  We are all extremely grateful…”
“…Thank you so much for your advice and understanding over my mother’s funeral.  I know you are only doing your job, but so much sympathy, empathy and care is required, and your showed it in abundance.  No question or request was too trivial or bizarre…”
“…We just wanted to say thank you so much for making the loss of our beloved mum and nan so much easier for us.  From the first phone call to the end of the service you dealt with everything with such kindness and efficiency…”
“…We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and your staff for the kind, caring and professional way in which you conducted my father’s funeral and affairs.  We would like to thank Beverley in particular for her caring approach and help in the organisation and final placement of my father’s memorial stone…”
 “…At such a sad time it was a great comfort to us all to have all the practical details taken out of our hands, and dealt with so warmly and unobtrusively…”
“…I was not looking forward to dealing with the wheelchair which apart from its weight it is also difficult to get into and boot of a motor car.  I need not have concerned myself, on both the journey there and back one of your employees took these chores on himself leaving me free to assist my wife into and out of the vehicle…”
“…Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail at this time were greatly appreciated, and allowed the family to concentrate on the ceremony instead of having to worry about the formalities…”
“…Can I also say how pleased we were with the catering and the refreshment facilities at your premises…”
“…We would like to thank you for the sympathetic manner in which you handled the proceedings on the 24th July.  We were extremely impressed with the meticulous organisation which we could not fault at any stage.  We feel sure that mum would have been pleased!...”
“…Our family were very appreciative of the service offered.  It was particularly helpful to have the use of the lounge after the service as this enabled us to meet with auntie’s friends and neighbours.  The refreshments were ideal for the occasion…”

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Probate and letters of administration

The distribution of a person’s estate is the responsibility of the person or persons named in a Will to do so.

They are called Executors or Executrices. Where there is no Will, the person is said to have died ‘intestate’ and application must be made to a special division of the High Court in order to administer the estate. This can be dealt with either through a solicitor or directly by the local probate office. This is usually dealt with by the nearest relative who is then called the 'Administrator'.

If the deceased had any dealings with a solicitor, they should be contacted as soon as possible. In many cases it is advisable to consult a solicitor as they can be a great help when it is most needed and will deal with any legal matters that may arise. They will require a copy of the death certificate, share certificates, deeds, post office books, bank books, savings certificates, premium bonds, pension books and any insurance policies in the name of the deceased, together with any outstanding accounts and liabilities.