Corkhill & Callow | Funeral Directors Isle of Man

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

We will take care of everything for you, so there is no need to consider these questions now unless you wish to do so. We will discuss everything with you at the appropriate time, allowing you to reach decisions at your own pace. 

 

How much does a funeral typically cost?

The cost of an adult's funeral can vary significantly. But the total expense would usually be in excess of £2,500. You can pay up front, through the estate, or by spreading the cost with a payment plan. You can also pay for your own funeral in advance. Find out more...


Does Corkhill and Callow only serve the Ramsey area?

No. As the longest serving funeral directors in the Isle of Man, we serve the whole of the Island — north to south. We are based in Ramsey and we regularly serve the communities of Douglas, Laxey, Jurby, Bride, Andreas, Ballaugh, Kirk Michael and beyond.

 

What if the deceased needs to be repatriated to or from the Isle of Man?

If the deceased needs to be repatriated to or from the Isle of Man, we can arrange transportation as well as all the necessary documentation. 


What happens immediately after a death?

The process varies depending on the circumstances of the death. In all cases, a doctor is required to provide a Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death. This can then be used to register the death. Speak to us and we can take care of everything for you. 

 

What happens when the death occurs at home?

A doctor should be notified immediately. Once the death has been certified, a funeral director can assist with all necessary arrangements, including offering advice about registering the death.


What happens when the death occurs in a hospital?

Next of kin will be informed and the deceased will be transferred to a chapel of rest. The Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death should be issued without you needing to request one. A funeral director can then assist with all necessary arrangements, including offering advice about registering the death.

 
 

What happens when the death occurs in a hospice or nursing home?

Staff at the nursing home or the Isle of Man hospice will notify the next of kin. They will also advise how a Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death may be obtained. A funeral director can then assist with all necessary arrangements, including offering advice about registering the death.


What happens when the death is referred to the coroner?

When the doctor can not issue a Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death, the Coroner's Office will arrange for a post mortem to determine the cause of death. The funeral director can liaise with the coroner's office during and after this process. Contact us to find out more.

 

Who should register the death and how?

Most deaths are registered by a relative, such as the next of kin. They can also be registered by an official, such as a representative of the hospital or care facility. 

You will need to take the Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death. If possible, you should also take the birth certificate, NHS medical card and (is applicable) marriage or civil partnership certificates for the deceased. 

The registrar will ask you for the following information about the deceased:

  • The full name at time of death

  • Any previous names or aliases

  • Their date and place of birth

  • Their last address

  • Their occupation

  • Details of surviving spouse or partner, if applicable

  • Details of any state pensions or benefits which they were receiving


What documents will I receive?

If a Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death is issued by a doctor, then the registrar will issue various documents including a certificate for burial or cremation, the death certificate, and a certificate of registration of death.

If a post mortem is required, then the coroner will issue the appropriate documentation. 

 

In the event of stillbirth

A stillbirth should be registered either at the hospital or register office within 42 days.


What about obituary notices?

Obituary notices can be arranged through your funeral director.

 

Viewing the deceased

If you would like to view the deceased, you can do so by visiting our chapel of rest in Ramsey. To arrange a viewing or to discuss embalming, please just contact us.


Floral tributes and donations

Flowers can be sent to our chapel of rest on the day of the funeral to accompany the hearse. At your request, we can arrange for flowers to later be delivered to a local nursing home. We can also handle charity donations in lieu of flowers, if required.