“Person died at home. What should I know?”
First of all – you should call on emergency number 112 and inform emergency services about your loss. Paramedics will declare the fact of death while police officers will check if the death was not an outcome of act of violence.
After that you should take an ID of the deceased one and a note that paramedics gave you, and visit your family doctor who will issue a death certificate.
“There was an accident and we lost a relative. What should we do?”
During the time of unexpected stress and sorrow it’s hard to realize what is needed to be done. However, that is why we are here – we will help you during this tough time to choose everything you will need for funeral. Also, we will suggest you other needed ser-vices.
The body will be properly prepared for the funeral. We will reserve a room in the funeral parlor which is closest to you. If you will need it – we will help you to choose and get a grave in the cemetery. We could make arrangements with your priest about the funeral.
“Our relative died in the public place. What should we do first?”
Inform the police – officers will call the medical experts. After that – call us and we will in-stantly take the body to the mortuary.
“We lost a relative abroad. What should we do?”
A body of the deceased one must be transported by obeying the laws of the country he died in. First of all, a special permission must be issued. You should apply for it in the consulate or any other diplomatic office out there.
A permission is not needed in exclusive cases – when country has signed the European commission agreement of transporting dead bodies. Only a document which allows to transport the dead body is needed then. Tranporting the ashes urn, however, won’t re-quire any permissions.
If the deceased one had a life insurance – the insurance company will be responsible for organising the transportation of the dead body to Lithuania. If he/she hadn’t had the in-surance – relatives of the deceased one must organise the transportation themselves.
You can always seek help in a diplomatic office of the Republic of Lithuania in any coun-try. Specialists will inform relatives about death, issue all needed permissions, provide information about the dead body transportation and will even give a financial support if needed.
“We need a funeral home. How to choose the right one?”
Nowadays there are a lot of funeral homes. However, several aspects need to be taken into account.
The most important thing is to find out whether the company will be able to give you all services you need. We provide service for almost 20 years already and we know what could be needed. We will take care of the deceased one from the fact of death confirma-tion to anything you need – we provide grave maintenance service as well.
Linas Ryškus, director,
CEO of „Lietuvos rytas“ TV channel
How do you perceive death?
First of all, death forces us to think about life. We all are going to die, yet nobody knows what will happen after that. So, let’s insure ourselves by living nicely – let’s improve our-selves and let’s reach such a high level that we could help others. Death will not be so terrifying after that.
What happens after death?
I believe in afterlife, the reincarnation. I think that everything has its own meaning and is interconnected. Nothing can be forgotten or unseen by the all-seeing eye of the universe. If you will put sticks into someone’s wheels – you can wait for a response. It won’t neces-sary be a direct one and it won’t necessary occur immediately… However, if you will lift up someone who got down – you shouldn’t wait for something good to happen and it might actually happen later.
Does eternity exist?
Nothing disappears nowhere. It’s like a law of energy – “it doesn’t come from nowhere and doesn’t disappear nowhere, energy of one type can become or be changed by ener-gy of another type.” I believe that suits physical energy as well.