The AVBOB Group is Africa’s largest Mutual Society providing one-stop funeral insurance services and burial solutions. At its inception in 1918, the fund was a burial society and had the capacity to conduct dignified funerals. AVBOB offers the whole enchilada when it comes to organising and assisting with funerals through its massive national infrastructure comprising over 180 outlets and 132 insurance offices, and even a manufacturing plant.
AVBOB makes affordable insurance available for all South Africans to ensure an exalted send-off is guaranteed when the time comes. With a commitment to putting you first and an unwavering pledge to excellence and ever-improving customer service, AVBOB is proud to say they are there for you. Traditionally, funeral arrangements are undergone at the funeral home. AVBOB, however, offers the service of doing this in the privacy of your own home, if so preferred, and funeral amenities are available to members and non-members.
AVBOB believes the life of a loved one should be honoured with special care, sensitivity, and warmth. From the first call, their qualified staff will be there to assist you with the arrangement of a respectable funeral that will honour the wishes of the family or, if available, the documented wishes of the dearly departed.
- Arrange with the doctor to issue a death certificate stating the cause of death
- Should someone die in a hospital, the attending doctor will issue the death certificate
- If a person dies from unnatural causes, this must be reported to the police–the deceased will then be removed and taken to a state mortuary
- A death certificate will only be issued once an autopsy has been completed to determine the cause of death
- Once the death certificate has been issued and the family has satisfactorily identified the deceased, the deceased will then be released to AVBOB
This Is How the AVBOB Funeral Representative Can Assist:
The AVBOB representative’s job is to advise, assist, and guide you in arranging the funeral service most appropriate for the deceased. Decisions you will need to make include:
- Selecting the minister or pastor who will conduct the funeral
- Choosing the time, date, and venue for the service
- The kind of funeral or cremation you require
- Music for the funeral (hymns, organist, or choir)
- Will it be appropriate for the family to view the deceased?
- Clothing for the deceased
- The coffin or casket selection
- Who the pallbearers will be
- Funeral notices
- Any personal touches
- What to do with the ashes if the body was cremated
- The identity book of the deceased
- Notice of death issued by a medical practitioner (BI1663)
- Death certificate issued by Home Affairs
Arranging a funeral is never easy when someone close to us has just died. For most of us this can and will prove to be an emotional time; a period when few of us think clearly, let alone arrange a funeral in a calm and organised manner.
It is important to find a company like AVBOB to alleviate pressure and help the family arrange the funeral in a calm and professional manner. The most important aspect of a funeral is ensuring that the send-off is a dignified affair–one that is a respectful celebration of the life of your loved one. The death of a loved one is a sensitive time for most, and the entire process needs to be handled with compassion and efficiency. That is why choosing AVBOB Funeral Insurance is a smart choice for those in mourning.
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