“Death is not the opposite of life but a part of it.”
Haruki Murakami

In this age of uncertainty, the only thing certain is that you, your friends and your family will die at some point.
Are you and they ready to deal with it?
Do you really know the options available to you or are you ready to let the established funeral service industry take over?
There are lots of choices but many of us leave it too late to think about them. It may seem complicated but we’re here to make it simple.
By publishing regular articles covering all aspects of end of life planning as well as providing tools and checklists, Simply Dead will help you start the conversation with your friends and family and arrange the send off you and they would want.
Why I Don’t Want A Traditional Funeral

Why I Don’t Want A Traditional Funeral

I have to be honest, most people are not comfortable about discussing their funeral plans until they are really approaching the date they expect to die. This isn’t something that normally comes up as a discussion in the pub or around the dining table, so why raise it...

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Quirky Coffin Designs

If you want to make sure you arrive at your funeral in style, and in a way that reflects your personality you might want to consider a more personalised coffin design.   Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Making Decisions For A Relative With Dementia

Many people arrange to take steps to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) so that their relatives can take important decisions on their behalf if they become incapacitated. However, this is not possible once a relative becomes incapable of making such decisions and doesn’t already have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place.

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Did you know …

It is possible to bury a loved one in your own garden?

Did you know …

There is no legal requirement to use a funeral director and your funeral can be as personal to you as your wedding or a significant birthday?

Did you know …

Without a will your assets don’t automatically pass to your spouse or partner?

Did you know …

You don’t have to have a wooden coffin, black hearse or a religious minister?

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Funerals don’t have to be expensive?

Did you know …

The term common law wife or husband does not give legal recognition for couples who are not married

What do you need to think about?

Do you have a plan?
Do you know where key documents are? Have you told anyone else?
Do you know what sort of send-off you would like? Have you told anyone else?
Do you know what your parents or partner want?
Have you made a Will? Is it up to date?
Do you need legal or financial advice?
What happens if you or your relatives cannot make decisions themselves?
What happens to your pets?
What happens to your online data and information?

“I’m not afraid to die, I just want to be there when it happens” –  Woody Allen

Download our FREE resources

My Wishes - Record your key details and preferences to make it easier for your family and friends to make sure your final send-off is just as you would want it to be.

My Life’s Business - Use this document to make it easier for your family and friends to manage your affairs after your death.

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”

Benjamin Franklin