About
Us

“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well-used brings happy death.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Dealing
with Death

Funeral Guide is a South African initiative and we provide an enormous amount of unbiased, free information, tools and support to help you deal with the death of a loved one. We offer information and guidance on everything from what to do in the first few hours, days and weeks after the death  of a loved one, all the way to how to cope with grief or depression. A great deal of the content is universal and is enjoyed by people all over the world. However, please note that majority of the legal information on our site is only relevant to people domiciled in South Africa.

Preparing
for Death

It is hard enough dealing with the death of a family member emotionally, but it becomes a far greater burden on the family or loved ones if the deceased didn’t put sufficient time into planning their estate, e.g. getting financial advice, drawing up a valid will, having a good funeral policy, etc.

This is why we also offer information, tools and support to help you prepare for your own passing and help ease the burden on your family when the time comes. We aim to improve the general awareness, and encourage families to talk about death, and plan for it long in advance. It is far easier to talk about death when it is a distant possibility. It is such a hard topic to discuss with someone who is terminal. We know, we’ve been there, that’s why this website was created.

The tools and information we offer are intended to cover the most basic simple cases. If you have a large amount of assets or complex circumstances we strongly recommend taking legal advice. Be assured that the long term financial implications of good estate planning will make the small fees you pay to a professional absolutely worthwhile.

Protect your loved ones &

Get your own
affairs in order
Before it is too late!

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, all come from earth, and to earth all return.

Ashes to ashes,
dust to dust,
all come from earth,
and to earth all return.

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