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Letting People Know

Letting people know about a death

We understand that delivering the news of a death can be as difficult as learning about it for the first time.

When looking at the best way to let friends and family know, there are two aspects to bear in mind:

  • The emotional upset and grief of telling people and coping with their reactions to the news.
  • The practical difficulties of getting in touch with what may be a large group of people.

Grief Support

Our experienced funeral directors at A.W. Lymn understand that the thought of passing on the news of a death may be daunting and overwhelming, even more so where there are a lot of people to tell fairly quickly.

We support you with the following advice:

  • Some people may be told face-to face, for example friends, family and neighbours living close by. Other may have to be told with a phone-call, if living further away or even abroad.
  • If you have a large family or wide circle of friends, some of the responsibility for passing on the news to those close to you may be delegated to children or other family members.
  • In terms of wording, it is best to keep the message clear and simple.
  • In terms of dealing with people’s reactions, you face the challenge of dealing with the grief of others as well as your own feelings. Be prepared for the fact that people may not respond in the way you might expect.

We are on hand from the moment you first contact us and can offer a trained Grief Support Advisor to support you at this time.

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