What do I do now?

We are here to help you with all the aspects of dealing with a death and arranging a funeral.

Even when the death is expected, it’s nearly always a shock when someone dies. In the case of an unexpected death, it is likely that the police and ambulance services will be involved and, after that, the coroner.

  • Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
  • Buddist saying

Take your time

It is important to remember that when someone dies there is no need to rush into hasty decisions. If you can, call a relative, friend or neighbour and ask them to be with you so that you can talk things through.

We recommend that you spend a few minutes reading our step-by-step guide.

Time to reflect

If the person you have lost didn’t talk to you about their wishes for their final send off, take some time to think about that person. How do you think they would like to be remembered? What were their qualities and values, their loves and passions?

Thinking about someone often makes thinking about their funeral clearer. You want it to reflect their character, be a demonstration of their values and beliefs. It can be formal or relaxed, traditional or contemporary, spiritual, religious or secular, simple or flamboyant, a private or community event. We can recommend fitting local venues in Heathfield and throughout East Sussex, where you can hold a service and a wake without the time constraints dictated by a crematorium or church service.

We can help you to arrange everything. We can take care of all the paperwork and arrangements, advise you and support you, step by step, on what you need to do when someone dies.

Get in touch

The Barn, Station Approach, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8LG.

Our guide

If you’ve lost a loved one, find out what to do next.

Step-by-step guide


When you’re ready to talk, give us a call on 01435 408650 (24 hrs)


You can reach us at this address. hello@whitefeatherfunerals.com