Death is inevitable. It is a fact that all of us will face it one day. But that does not mean that we should not enjoy life as we have it while we are alive. Death is just another reason why life is valuable. But when the time comes, whether it is a friend, family, or your significant other, we really have to deal with such rough reality. Losing someone is never easy, specially if we have spent countless precious memories with them. Now that they are gone, it is normal for us to grieve their death and as much as possible, it will be better if we are to arrange a funeral for everyone to be able to pay their respects to the deceased.
Here in Singapore, funeral services usually offer funeral packages that includes most arrangements needed for a funeral. For instance, transportation for the deceased, flowers for the decoration of the wake, as well as burial or cremation. They are the one who provides services that can help the family of the deceased in terms of preparing everything that is needed for the funeral. But of course for them to be able to help, the right process must be followed. Reporting the death of the deceased is the first step. You will be needing to report it to the proper authority so that the death will be certified. Then before contacting a funeral service company, decide first if the body will be cremated or buried. Afterwards, that is the time that you can seek help regarding arrangements from funeral services. They will be the one responsible for transporting the body of the deceased. They are also someone to turn into if ever the deceased died in a place far away from home, like those people who die on a vacation or when in abroad.
For those whose death were imminent, they usually have already planned out their funeral, or have already made arrangements with a funeral service or director. If that will be the case for the deceased, then it is better to continue the arrangement or plans to lessen the hassle of the funeral and to avoid spending your money more than necessary if partial payment was already made. Now, if ever you have a burial arranged for the funeral, you must make the necessary preparation and settlement for the cemetery.
There are actually three general ceremony for the dead. It is either a funeral interment, where the services will be held before the dead is buried; another is a memorial service which will be held after the body is buried or cremated; or a graveside service where as the settings of the service will take place on the graveyard. Again, this is usually discussed upon the planning of the funeral or memorial.
Well, these things are the actual processes of a standard funeral or memorial service. But there are still things that you, as the family or loved on of the deceased, has to do, such as informing the relatives and close friends of the deceased about what happened to them.