Family Bereavement Services
 
bereavement support

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."



The objective of the Family Bereavement Services Program is to provide bereaved families with social, emotional, spiritual and financial support by assisting individuals / families during bereavement.

We also assist families with arrangements that are required during the bereavement process.

 
 
Funeral Assistance:
  • Guide families on booking for crematorium
  • Arranging for the hearse (and driving it, if necessary)
  • Obituaries
  • Making transport arrangements for condolers
  • Bathing the body
  • Booking the Gurdwara for prayers
  • Ash collection
  • Providing follow up grief counseling and
  • During the Antim Ardas (final prayers)

 

 Scroll down for funeral checklist.


Losing A Loved One

When a loved one passes away, we are overcome by grief and overwhelmed by what is to be done thereafter.

Over the years, SIWEC has put together some important aspects to guide the family and ease the bereaved during this trying time.

The initial period after losing a family member or a dear friend is a painful one for the family or an individual. SIWEC has a Hotline number where a Sikh Welfare Officer is on 24 hour call at 62999234. The officers have been extremely helpful and a great source of support for these families and individuals The Welfare Officers are there even in the middle of the night to attend to the various needs of the families and bring some comfort to them.

SIWEC provides the bereaved family with social, emotional, spiritual and financial support. During this time of bereavement, the SIWEC Council representative will assist the family with arranging the cremation of the deceased, providing guidance on the ceremonial matters and conducting the final rites for the deceased.

 

Grief Counseling

Definition

Grief counseling refers to a specific form of therapy, or a focus in general counseling with the goal of helping the individual grieve and address personal loss in a healthy manner. Grief counseling is offered individually by Welfare Officers as well as informal support groups offered by community groups, or organizations devoted to helping individuals grieve specific losses.

Specific tasks of grief counseling include emotional expression about the loss (which can include a wide range of feelings), accepting the loss, adjusting to life after the loss, and coping with the changes within oneself and the world after the loss.

Typical feelings experienced by individuals, and addressed in grief counseling, include sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, relief, isolation, confusion, or numbness. Behavioral changes may also be noticed, such as being disorganized, feeling tired, having trouble concentrating, sleep problems, appetite changes, vivid dreams, or daydreaming about the deceased.

 

Purpose

The purpose of grief counseling is to help individuals work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with the loss of a loved one. Although grieving can occur for other types of loss as well (such as loss of goals, ideals, and relationships), grief counseling is generally directed toward positive adjustment following loss after the death of a loved one.

 

Funeral List

The contents of the Funeral List below can be downloaded as a pdf file:

 

SIWEC Funeral Assistance

SIWEC FUNERAL ASSISTANCE
 

NAME OF DECEASED: ___________________________________D/C no: _________________

SIWEC contacted by ____________________________________

DATE DECEASED:______________ FUNERAL date_____________ Time: ___________ Hall no_______

Address________________________________________________________________________
 

Necessities

Remarks

Crematorium

Hearse /Driver

Coffin

Parlour

Body transfer

Washing

Funeral items

Giani/Gurdwara

Ash collection

Buses

Attended by

Ranjit (   ) Baldev (   ) Jaspreet (   )

 

HSA cases
Family to confirm with HSA day and time of CCOD release and day and time of body claim
SIWEC to call HSA (62221712) to confirm

SIWEC to call the following Hospitals to inform use of washing facility:

Hospitals

Other Contacts

AH – 63793934

MANDAI – 65545655

CGH – 68504448

J.S. Khaira – 63373395

KTPH – 66023004

Baba Casket - 96337654

NUH – 67725060

Singapore Casket - 62934388

SGH – 63266376

TTSH – 63758196

JH-NTF - 86856774  

 

Funeral Checklist

SIKH WELFARE COUNCIL - FUNERAL CHECK LIST (For Family)

 

PLACE

Est. COST

REMARKS

1.

MANDAI - 65545655

$100/-

To be paid by the family through NETS at Mandai before funeral – need Original Death Cert.

2.

JS KHAIRA - 63373395

Khafan or Personal Clothes

White Sheets – 2

Shower Cream or Yoghurt

Big Towels – 4

Small Towels – 2

Kachcheras – 2

Comb – 1

Hair Oil 

Perfume small (non-alcoholic)

Aggarbattis

Small Scissor – 1

Red Cloth Bag (For ash collection)

$100/-

Pant-Shirt or Kurta-Paijama for male.

Suit for female can be brought from home.

In case of male; tying of Turban must be decided in advance, who will tie?

Name of family member assigned in Turban Tying ________________

*Turban/Keyski/Patka must be bought separately from Khafan set.

3.

JOTHI FLOWERS - 63387008

1 bag loose flowers

Yogurt (medium size)

1 bag of flowers caters to about 50 people

4

ASH COLLECTION

UHT Milk

Pail (kindly do not dispose Pail in the sea)

Loose Flowers

Red Cloth Bag (included in khafan set)

Brush /dustpan(small)

Families are advised to be at Mandai with Giani Ji by 8.15am.

5

Boat at Changi Point

$50

Maximum 10 persons per boat

6

BUSES:

RANCO- 90092315

$150

To be paid at Mandai

7

COFFIN – 98623026

$380/- Normal

Special for heavier and larger body will cost about $800/est.

8

HEARSE  – 62999234

Name of Volunteer:__________   Contact:_____________

$100/-

Hearse Maintenance

(No Decoration of Hearse)

9

Gurdwara Sahib / Gianiji

Arrangements for picking up Giani Ji will be made by family.

10.

GURDWARAS:

CENTRAL SIKH TEMPLE – 6299 3855

SRI GURU SINGH SABHA – 6337 6301

KATONG – 6348 5125

YISHUN – 6753 4607

SILAT ROAD TEMPLE – 6222 2208

KHALSA DHARMAK SABHA – 6338 0731

PARDESI KHALSA DHARMAK DIWAN – 67417207

 

Copy of SOP received by

Name ____________________

Contact__________________

Signature________________



 

 

 

Items Required for Cremation

SIKH WELFARE COUNCIL

SERIALWISE ITEMS REQUIRED FOR CREMATION

FOR BODY BATHING

  • Yoghurt or Shower Cream
  • Shower Cream
  • Big Towels – 4
  • Small Towels – 2
  • Kachhehras – 2
  • White Sheets - 2
  • Khafan or Personal Clothes
  • Shirt (Preferably half sleeves front open)
  • Oil
  • Comb
  • Turban, Kayski or Patka
  • Perfume small (Non-alcoholic)
  • Scissor – (Small)
  • Coloured Chaddar or Blanket (Optional)

FOR MANDAI

  • Aggarbatti, Match Box, Garlands, Ghee (optional)
  • Flower Petals (Depends on number of mourners)
  • Tissue Box

FOR ASH COLLECTION (Next Day Morning)

  • Milk
  • Loose Flowers 
  • Red Cloth Bag (this item is included in the Khafan set)
  • Pail (kindly do not dispose pail in the sea)
  • Brush and Dust Pan

 


Sikh Welfare Council’s programs run on donations.
Kindly support by donating either by GIRO/Cash or CHEQUE.
All donations are 2.5 X tax deductible.

 

*Please do forward a copy of the Death Certificate to the SIWEC Officer.
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Updated: 22 Aug 2017

 

Get In Touch

Our Address:

  • 2 Towner Rd, #06-02
  • Singapore 327804.

Opening Hours:

    • Monday - Friday
    • 9am - 6pm

Contact:

      • Tel: +65 6299 9234
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Get In-Touch:
2 Towner Rd, #06-02, Singapore 327804.
Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm.
Tel: +65 6299 9234
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