MEMORIAL SERVICES AT THOM KIGHT & COMPANY
There are options available to create a meaningful memorial service that honours the deceased after the body was cremated or buried.
Our Chapel of Rest with its beautiful rose garden is located at our premises in Vrededorp, Johannesburg and can accommodate up to 100 people. It houses an organ as well as equipment for multimedia presentations and can be adapted for any type of service. If need be we can assist with ministers and organists. For a get-together with all guests after the service we can organise full catering. Safe parking facilities are available. Private viewings of the deceased are also arranged in the Chapel of Rest.
The decision on the kind and style of the memorial service in our Chapel of Rest is for the family to make. Views, beliefs and traditions must be taken into consideration when determining details such as the display of the ash urn and/or a photo, speeches about special events and moments of the deceased, video clips, type of music, flower decor and more.
Whatever your needs , we will try to assist and to provide.
HOW WE WORK
Managing the Practicalities and Paperwork
Where we can, we arrange all the required documents for you, including:
NOTIFICATION OF DEATH
Obtaining a Notification of Death (BI-1663) from the relevant authorities.
Obtaining the death certificate from the Department of Home Affairs.
BURIAL OR CREMATION
Obtaining the required documentation for burial or cremation.
We strictly adhere to the COVID-19 Regulations applicable in each country.
For religious rights, in case of Judaism or Muslim if being shipped to certain countries, the State Health Department issues documentation to exclude embalming.
For international repatriation, we liaise with the relevant embassy or consulate as well as with the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) to obtain the necessary permits.