Advice to family

Action necessary immediately after death.

If death occurs at home, notify the deceased’s doctor who will (providing the doctor has recently been in attendance) certify death and issue a medical certificate to the funeral director.

When death occurs accidentally, in unusual circumstances, or the deceased person has not recently had medical attention, a doctor will be unable to give such a certificate. The doctor who pronounced life extinct, or the relatives, should immediately contact the nearest police station, who will notify the coroner. The coroner will arrange for a doctor to carryout an examination and issue the necessary certificate. If death occurs at the hospital, the hospital authorities will provide the necessary certificate for the funeral director, who can now be contact and who will take care of all the formalities.

Should death occur at home, it is important for us to attend and remove the deceased without delay for the family’s sake- as the deceased is the focal point of shock and grief, and for this reason we will answer your call at any time, day or night, throughout the year. This is done with discretion, avoiding embarrassment to the family.

Service is something more felt by it’s absence than it’s presence, for true service is never obtrusive. Ours is a profession dedicated to such thoughtful service. The alleviation of bereavement in every way possible without intrusion, without being ostentatious.



The team at Mattiske Funerals are here to help anyone that has lost a loved one create a memorable celebration with an intimate and personalised service. With over 50 years in the industry, our experienced staff are committed to providing sincere and compassionate support to guide you through this difficult time. Contact us today if there is any way that we can assist you.


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We wish to thank you once again for all your help with the service for our twins. Your compassion and responsiveness during the planning, and the kind words you spoke on the day helped us significantly during a very difficult time for Paul and I.


A big thank you to you and your team for your support, care and attention to detail in a ‘no fuss’ supportive manner. We are all so happy about Dad’s funeral day. Our celebration at home in the evening was also a special tribute to Dad.
We felt prepared and supported by your team and we have some very special, fond memories of the day. Thanks to you and your team.

Mary Jo

On behalf of the family we would like to thank you and your staff for your kindness & compassion following the death of Robert.
You made a difficult day so much easier for mum and you looked after her so well, The service was just as we hoped & conducted in a very professional manner.
Once again we thank you for your care & consideration.


Your whole approach was just perfect. We all appreciated the sensitive manner with which you managed the ceremony. Again, thank you.

Edna, Sue, and John

I just wanted to pass on my thanks again for being so accommodating with our wishes and doing such a lovely service for my dad’s funeral.
We had such great comments on how lovely the service was and how fabulous the celebrant Bruce was.
We were so pleased with how it went. Thank you again.