Providing support At the most difficult time
At your time of need, either Barry himself, or his colleague, John, will discuss with you all aspects of the funeral arrangements, taking you through each individual detail, with patience and care. These options can be arranged in the comfort of your own home, or indeed, at our own funeral home on River Street, Ayr or at Dalvennan Avenue, Patna.
We fully understand that arranging a funeral can be one of the most traumatic times in your lives. As a privately owned company, we will offer a personal service, tailor-made to your specific requirements. Our fully committed staff will guide you as required, whilst allowing you freedom of choice and peace of mind.
What to do when a death occurs:
Your local Doctors Surgery should be contacted as soon as possible. If you believe the death to be accidental, sudden, or suspicious, the police should also be contacted. The doctor will then provide a Death Certificate. In unexpected deaths, the doctor may report the death to the Procurator Fiscal. At all times, you can contact us straight away and we can provide immediate support, and when appropriate, will arrange to convey the deceased into our care.
If your loved one dies in hospital, the doctor or nurse in charge will contact you (the next of kin). The Death Certificate will be issued by the doctors at the hospital and e-mailed to the local Registration Office. Unexpected deaths may be reported to the Procurator Fiscal. At all times, you can contact us straight away and we can provide immediate support, and when appropriate, will arrange to convey the deceased into our care.
In a Care Home:
The responsible person at the care home, usually a manager or deputy manager, will contact the next of kin. The deceased’s Doctor will be contacted and a death certificate will be issued from the Doctors Surgery and will be e-mailed to the local Registration Office. Unexpected deaths may be reported to the Procurator Fiscal. At all times, you can contact us straight away and we can provide immediate support, and when appropriate, will arrange to convey the deceased into our care.
Registering a death
All deaths in Scotland must be registered with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages within 8 days. Our staff will advise you more on this subject at your time of need. More information on registering the death can be found at: mygov.scot.
Local Registration Offices
Contacting US FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE
At any time, our professional staff are available to provide you with compassionate advice. If you require further assistance, contact us and we will be pleased to advise you at every stage.
Providing compassionate funeral care for our local community
“Myself, my family and friends have used Barry Whalen: Funeral Directors on several occasions, we were treated with dignity and respect. Barry has very professional staff that work alongside him who are also very helpful. Barry went above and beyond to help us and was very empathetic. Barry takes great pride in his job as a funeral director, his premises are immaculate and kept to a very high standard, as are his funeral cars. I can highly recommend Barry Whalen: Funeral Directors to take your loved one to their final resting place.”
When a death occurs, B W Funeral Directors is here for you and your family. Contact your local branch 24/7.
Ayr: (01292) 611 148
Patna: (01292) 531 400