AVBOB Funeral Service

Funeral Service

AVBOB will be there for you
At AVBOB we believe that the life of a loved one needs to be honoured with special nurturing, sensitivity, warmth and care. From the very first call, our qualified staff are here to assist you with the arrangement of a respectable funeral that honours the wishes of the family or, if available, the documented wishes of the deceased.

Funeral Services are available to members and non-members.
Entrust your loved one into our care
AVBOB is one of South Africa’s best known funeral service providers with more than 180 nation-wide branches. In your time of need, no matter what time of day or night, call 0861 28 26 21 and one of our trusted undertakers will be there to assist you with the immediate funeral arrangements that need to be taken care of. Traditionally, funeral arrangements are done at the funeral home. AVBOB, however, offers the service of doing this in the privacy of your own home, if so preferred.
AVBOB will arrange with the doctor to issue a death certificate stating the cause of death. If a person passes away at a hospital, the attending doctor will issue the death certificate. If a person passes away due to unnatural causes, this must be reported to the police. The deceased will be removed by them and will be taken to the state mortuary. A death certificate will only be issued once an autopsy has been performed to determine the cause of death. Once the death certificate has been issued, and the family has done the identification, the deceased can be released to AVBOB
How our funeral representatives can assist
The representative will guide, advise and assist you in arranging the funeral service you feel is most appropriate. Some of the major decisions you will have to make include:
  • Choice of burial, cremation or graveside service
  • The day, time and venue for the service
  • The minister or Pastor
  • The organist 
  • Is a family viewing of the deceased appropriate?
  • How would you like the deceased to be dressed?
  • What sort of coffin or casket?
  • Who will carry the coffin or casket?
  • Who will prepare a eulogy?
  • What flowers would be most appropriate for the coffin and/or church?
  • Would you like a funeral notice placed in the newspaper? Which newspaper?
  • Donations to a charitable organisation in lieu of flowers
  • Tea to be served following the service, and if so, where?
  • What special things can be done to personalise the ceremony?
  • If a cremation was conducted, what to do with the ashes following the cremation 
Documents to be submitted
  • The identity book of the deceased
  • Notice of death (BI1663) issued by a medical practitioner
  • Death certificate issued by Home Affairs