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If a loved one passes away at home, we are on hand 24 hours a day to help. When a death occurs you need to inform your local doctor who will issue a medical certificate so that you can register the death. Once the doctor has attended  we can then bring your loved one to our chapel of rest.


Due to varying circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one there can be different processes to follow, such as coroners procedures. We are here to answer any questions that you may have.

When a death occurs

Arranging the funeral

We can also assist you with the funeral arrangements. Leach & Son is a family run funeral directors in Newtown, Powys, Richard and Mandy offer their dedicated funeral services to the surrounding areas including Kerry, Caersws, Abermule, Welshpool and Llanidloes. We also offer a stonemasonry service for headstones.

For professional advice on what to do when a death occurs call us on:  

01686 626 208

Things you need to do:

  • Have a doctor issue a medical certificate

  • Call the funeral director 01686 626208

  • Register the death in the district where the death occurred - appointment usually required

  • Find your nearest Register office on 0845 602 7038 or click here for Powys Registrar details.

  • Inform banks, insurance companies and employers

  • Inform the GP and others such as benefits office, TV licence etc.

When a death occurs