Check-List for Arranging a Funeral

At Oliver’s Funeral Home, we know from our own losses that attending to the many details that must be dealt with when a loved one has died can be quite overwhelming. To help ease the burden of remembering everything that needs to be done, we have created this reminder list for the families who have entrusted their loved ones to our care.

Please be assured that our Funeral Directors will be at your side every step of the way. They are uniquely qualified to make recommendations, anticipate concerns and ensure that your wishes are carried out with compassion and care.

Being a family-owned funeral home, we know that your needs do not end once the funeral service is over. That is why our service to your family does not end with the funeral service either. Please ask one of our Funeral Directors about After Care or click here to learn more about this complimentary program available to you and your family.

Important Notice: Before any final funeral arrangements are confirmed (e.g., publication of the obituary; notification of family and friends), the family should speak to the officiating minister/celebrant, as well a Funeral Director here at Olive’s and the facility where the funeral services are scheduled to take place. This is to avoid telling family and friends where and when the funeral will be happening only to discover that the minister/celebrant and/or facility is not available on the day and/or time you have specified.


At the Time of Death:


Preparation for Funeral Arrangement Conference:

A little preparation before the funeral arrangement conference can help make the necessary decisions easier and less stressful for the family.

Note:  A scheduled appointed although not necessary is preferred as this will allow us to ensure one of funeral directors are prepared and scheduled to greet and meet with your family with no delay or waiting on your part.


Funeral Arrangement Conference:

During the funeral arrangement conference, our Funeral Director will explain the many options available and assist in arranging and coordinating your wishes. Some of the items that may be discussed include:


Checklist Prior to Scheduled Funeral Service: 

(Note many of the tasks will be handled by one of our funeral directors)


After the Funeral Service:

The following items may or may not be applicable:

Note: Funeral expenses do not have to go to probate (most banks will pay the account(s) from the deceased's bank account).