A death certificate is an official document that proves that someone has passed away. This is important for families who need to close accounts and access benefits. Death certificates are also used by the government to track health and demographic trends across the country. This is different to the Cause of Death certificate that is given by a doctor at the time of death.
Direct cremation (sometimes referred to as direct committal) is the most basic form of cremation. Your loved one is collected, the cremation takes place without witnesses, and the ashes are returned (usually in a simple urn). This also makes direct cremation the most affordable option for families.