When death occurs abroad or away from home

If the death occurs abroad your best point of contact will be the tour
representative, who should be able to guide you through the system
adopted by the country you are in. In any instance we are only a telephone
call away and can advise you of how and where to register the death abroad
and direct you to the appropriate representative.

If you are away visiting a friend, relatives or are simply holidaying elsewhere
in the UK and a death occurs we may ask a family funeral director like
ourselves to collect the deceased and take them into their care until such a
time as we can travel to them. This is sometimes necessary due to distance
and the need for forms to be completed.

Ultimately we will arrange for the deceased to be repatriated back to the UK and can also organise flights for you and the remaining family if required.

If a death occurs then please feel free to contact us at any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Call your local branch during office hours and use our FREEPHONE number out of hours - 0800 17 42 20.

Hatfield (head office)

Tel: 01707 262122

Knebworth & Codicote branches

Tel: 01438 815656

St Albans branch

Tel: 01727 899066

Welwyn Garden City branch

Tel: 01707 391808


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