Contact Information

Tel: 01942 831262
Janet: 07774969706
John: 07743498278

Email: info@boltonsfunerals.co.uk

Tel: 01942 831262  -  Janet: 07774969706  -  John: 07743498278   -  Email: info@boltonsfunerals.co.uk

Everyone at Bolton’s Funeral Service would like offer their condolences to you and your and your family at this sad time.
 
Although this is a time of grief  and sadness, unfortunately there are a number of practical issues that need to be addressed. Realising that it may be difficult to retain this information in your mind at his time, we offer this short guide to support you through this process.
 
Bolton’s Funeral Service is an independent family business, which has been serving the
 community since 1927.
 
Our dedicated team of professional staff have a reputation for providing a personal and traditional service with a genuine passion to help and care for all bereaved families and their loved ones.
 
We can be contacted day or night; please do not hesitate to contact our office where all staff will help you in any way possible.
 
“Our family is here to serve your family”
 
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
 
- The first few days
- Organising your funeral
- Monumental masonry 
- Probate and Wills
- Pre-Paid FuneralEveryone at Bolton’s Funeral Service would like offer their condolences to you and your and your family at this sad time.
 
Although this is a time of grief  and sadness, unfortunately there are a number of practical issues that need to be addressed. Realising that it may be difficult to retain this information in your mind at his time, we offer this short guide to support you through this process.
 
Bolton’s Funeral Service is an independent family business, which has been serving the
 community since 1927.
 
Our dedicated team of professional staff have a reputation for providing a personal and traditional service with a genuine passion to help and care for all bereaved families and their loved ones.
 
We can be contacted day or night; please do not hesitate to contact our office where all staff will help you in any way possible.
 
“Our family is here to serve your family”
 
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
 
- The first few days
- Organising your funeral
- Monumental masonry 
- Probate and Wills
- Pre-Paid Funerals
Our dedicated team of professional staff have a reputation for providing a personal and traditional service with a genuine passion to help and care for all bereaved families and their loved ones.
 
We can be contacted day or night; please do not hesitate to contact our office where all staff will help you in any way possible.
 
“Our family is here to serve your family”
 
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
Everyone at Bolton’s Funeral Service would like offer their condolences to you and your and your family at this sad time.
 
Although this is a time of grief  and sadness, unfortunately there are a number of practical issues that need to be addressed. Realising that it may be difficult to retain this information in your mind at his time, we offer this short guide to support you through this process.
 
Bolton’s Funeral Service is an independent family business, which has been serving the
 community since 1927.
 
Our dedicated team of professional staff have a reputation for providing a personal and traditional service with a genuine passion to help and care for all bereaved families and their loved ones.
 
We can be contacted day or night; please do not hesitate to contact our office where all staff will help you in any way possible.
 
“Our family is here to serve your family”
 
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
 
- The first few days
- Organising your funeral
- Monumental masonry 
- Probate and Wills
- Pre-Paid Funerals
Our dedicated team of professional staff have a reputation for providing a personal and traditional service with a genuine passion to help and care for all bereaved families and their loved ones.
 
We can be contacted day or night; please do not hesitate to contact our office where all staff will help you in any way possible.
 
“Our family is here to serve your family”
 
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.


Although this is a time of grief  and sadness, unfortunately there are a number of practical issues that need to be addressed. Realising that it may be difficult to retain this information in your mind at his time, we offer this short guide to support you through this process.

Our dedicated team of professional staff have a reputation for providing a personal and traditional service with a genuine passion to help and care for all bereaved families and their loved ones.
 
We can be contacted day or night; please do not hesitate to contact our office where all staff will help you in any way possible.
 
“Our family is here to serve your family”
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
Within this pack you will find information on funeral related needs.
  • Below you will find information on funeral related needs. 
  • The first few days 
  • Organising your funeral
  • Monumental masonry 
  • Probate and Wills
  • Pre-Paid Funerals 


In The First Few Days

Registering the death.

The death should normally be registered within five days at the registry office covering the district where the death occurred. (Local Registrars can be found below, an appointment  is necessary). This is usually done by a relative, someone present at the death, or the person making the funeral arrangements. When the death is registered the informant will be asked to give the Registrar the following particulars relating to the deceased, the Registrar however will understand if some of the particulars are not known.

  • The full name of the deceased
  • If the deceased was a married woman, her maiden name
  • The deceased’s last address
  • The date and place of death
  • The deceased’s place and date of birth
  • The deceased’s occupation
  • If the deceased was married, the name and occupation of the deceased,s spouse and his or her date of birth if still living
  • Details of any pension or payment from public funds being recieved by the deceased.


A “Tell us at once” system is in place where the registrar will pass on your details to all relevant government departments, regarding your change of circumstances.

The informant should take the following with them when attending the Registrars

  • The Medical Certificate showing the cause of death (this will be obtained from the deceased’s family doctor if the deceased was treated and died at home, or the hospital if the deceased died there. There are some circumstances where this is not the case and we will assist if this is the case.
  • The deceased’s NHS medical card (if it can be found)
  • The deceased’s War pension order book (if applicable)
  • The Certificate from the Coroner (if applicable) usually sent direct to the Registrar.

The registrar will make an entry in the register of deaths and supply you with three documents.
  • Certificate of burial or cremation (green in colour): you will need to give this to the funeral director 
  • Certificate of registration: if the deceased was receiving a state pension or other benefits the appropriate section(s) will need to be completed and returned to the local security office.
  • Death certificate: this is a copy of the entry in the register and usually costs £4.00 per copy. Banks and insurance companies will ask to see the original death certificate before they release the deceased’s funds, it may be advisable to get several copies

Questions the funeral director will ask, that you may wish to consider beforehand
  • Is the funeral to be a Cremation /Burial-?
  • Do you require a church Service or Direct to the Crematorium/Cemetery?
  • Your transport needs
  • Floral needs
  • Catering needs
  • Where the funeral is to leave from?
  • What form of clothing you may require for your loved one?
  • Newspaper notices
  • Do you wish family or friends to carry the coffin?

Planning For The Future

When someone dies, families often have to contend with the changes to their financial situation.Money issues may be short term, for example, while you wait for probate to be granted, or you may find that your financial circumstances are permanently altered.
the deceased’s funds, it may be advisable to get several copies.
Banks and insurance companies will ask to see the original death certificate before they release
the deceased’s funds, it may be advisable to get several copies.
 
appropriate section(s) will need to be completed and returned to the local security office.
   director.
case).
there. There are some circumstances where this is not the case and we will assist if this is the 
case).
 family doctor if the deceased was treated and died at home, or the hospital if the deceased died
 there. There are some circumstances where this is not the case and we will assist if this is the 
 case).- The deceased’s NHS medical card (if it can be found)-The deceased’s War pension order book (if applicable)-The Certificate from the Coroner (if applicable) usually sent direct to the Registrar.The registrar will make an entry in the register of deaths and supply you with three documents. - Certificate of burial or cremation (green in colour): you will need to give this to the funeral director.
Certificate of registration: if the deceased was receiving a state pension or other benefits the
 appropriate section(s) will need to be completed and returned to the local security office.- Death certificate: this is a copy of the entry in the register and usually costs £4.00 per copy.Banks and insurance companies will ask to see the original death certificate before they release
 the deceased’s funds, it may be advisable to get several copies.
however will understand if some of the particulars are not known.
appointment  is necessary). This is usually done by a relative, someone present at the death, or the person making the funeral arrangements. When the death is registered the informant will be asked to give the Registrar the following particulars relating to the deceased, the Registrar 
however will understand if some of the particulars are not known.
 
Registering the death.
 
The death should normally be registered within five days at the registry office covering the district where the death occurred. (Local Registrars can be found on the back of this guide, an 
appointment  is necessary). This is usually done by a relative, someone present at the death, or the person making the funeral arrangements. When the death is registered the informant will be asked to give the Registrar the following particulars relating to the deceased, the Registrar 
however will understand if some of the particulars are not known.
 
- The full name of the deceased
- If the deceased was a married woman, her maiden name
-The deceased’s last address
- The date and place of death
- The deceased’s place and date of birth
-The deceased’s occupation
- If the deceased was married, the name and occupation of the deceased,s spouse and his or her 
  date of birth if still living 
- Details of any pension or payment from public funds being recieved by the deceased.
 
A “Tell us at once” system is in place where the registrar will pass on your details to all relevant government departments, regarding your change of circumstances.
 
The informant should take the following with them when attending the Registrars
 
- The Medical Certificate showing the cause of death (this will be obtained from the deceased’s 
  family doctor if the deceased was treated and died at home, or the hospital if the deceased died
  there. There are some circumstances where this is not the case and we will assist if this is the 
  case).
 
- The deceased’s NHS medical card (if it can be found)
 
-The deceased’s War pension order book (if applicable)
 
-The Certificate from the Coroner (if applicable) usually sent direct to the Registrar.
 
The registrar will make an entry in the register of deaths and supply you with three documents.
 
- Certificate of burial or cremation (green in colour): you will need to give this to the funeral 
   director.
 
- Certificate of registration: if the deceased was receiving a state pension or other benefits the
   appropriate section(s) will need to be completed and returned to the local security office.
 
- Death certificate: this is a copy of the entry in the register and usually costs £4.00 per copy.
   Banks and insurance companies will ask to see the original death certificate before they release
   the deceased’s funds, it may be advisable to get several copies.
There are several benefits to which youmay be entitled, particularly after the death of your spouse.
The rules can be complicated, so if you think you may be eligible, ask your local social security 
office.
 
The main benefits for the bereaved are as follows:
  • Bereavement Payment:
  • Bereavement Allowance: a regular payment made to you up to 52 weeks after the death of your spouse or partner if you were 45 years or over, but under state pension age, when they died. 
  • Widowed Parents allowance: 
  • Child Benefit (Lone Parents):
  •  War Widows Pension: you may qualify for this if your husband’s death was due to his service in HM Armed Forces.
  •  Before claiming any of the above please be careful to check if they are means tested and if so the necessary information.
 
Dealing With a Will
 
If the deceased has made a will, there should be a copy among their personal papers. If you can’t find one, check with their solicitors, bank or other advisor who may have helped them make the will, or holding it in custody. If there is’nt a will, the deceased is said  to have died “intestate” and their estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy. The executors of the will must apply for probate (probate is a legal document that entitles the executor to administer the 
deceased’s estate)
 
Some people may find the above process daunting when applying for probate or letters of administration (this is the process where no will has been made) and tend to leave such matters in the hands of a solicitor (this can be quite expensive) we recommend a legal services company that will advise and help you through the process in the comfort of your own home, and are rather more economical. 

Immediate action checklist following a death
 
  • Register the death
  • Arrange funeral
  • Notify time, date and place to family and friends
  • Deceased’s house
  • Remove valuables
  • Drain water system
  • Cancel deliveries e.g. Milk papers
  • Redirect mail
  • Lodge keys securely, not marked with address
  • Confirm that the property is insured
  • Inform landlord if property is vacant, if appropriate
  • Inform council to stop payments of council tax and organise refund if paid in full for the year
  • Inform all utilities, electric, gas, telephone, sky or cable suppliers
 
Deceased’s car
 
  • Inform insurers
  • Transfer insurance if to be used by family
  • Arrange for security if not to be used
 
Deceased’s pet
 
  • Arrrange for welfare
 
Monumental Service
 
 On our website we have included information with regards to our Monumental Service,  
  along with a brochure and guide on memorial types, refurbishments of memorials and further 
  inscriptions. We can advise on local cemetery and churchyard regulations.

Useful Contacts:

Wigan Life Centre
The Wiend,
Millgate,
Wigan
WN1 1NH
Tel: 01942 489611
www.wigan.gov.uk
 
Bolton Registry Office
Mere Hall
Merehall Street
Bolton
BL1 2QT
Tel: 01204 331185
www.bolton.gov.uk
 
MBH
Wills , Probate, Administration of Estate
26 Bridgeman terrace
Wigan
WN1 1TD
Tel: 01942 206060
www.wigansolicitors.com
 
AGE UK
Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9NA
Tel: 0800 169 6565
www.ageuk.org.uk
Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4ER
Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4ERTel: 020 8675 720www.ace.org.uk