I don’t have the next chapter of Panoptica ready for this week. I’ll have to catch up later.
Why? Because the coroner has not yet managed to get off his arse and contact the doctor, so there is no death certificate for my father. It’s been almost a week.
Nothing can happen without that certificate. The funeral director cannot set a date for the funeral, already it’s going back into March. Pensions cannot be cancelled. My mother has cancelled his seat on a flight she’d booked but cannot get a refund without that certificate.
There is money set aside for the funeral. That cannot be released without that certificate.
The South Wales coroner is beginning to look like a figment of the imagination. Even the doctors can’t find him.
This is not an unusual occurrence. This coroner has delayed funerals for a month in many cases. We’ve heard so many tales now.
How the hell can a coroner justify leaving families in limbo like this? My father did not die in any suspicious circumstance. He was 82 and disabled. He collapsed in front of many witnesses. There is nothing to investigate here, no need for this delay. As in so many other cases.
We are in limbo. No idea when my father’s funeral will be. The funeral director has, I hear, been excellent as far as they can be, but can set nothing in motion without that certificate. The same for all the others, pensions, flights, banks etc. Only the coroner is holding everything back.
I hope I never meet this coroner. It could end up with me spending time in jail.
After what he has put my mother through, especially, I feel it could be worth it.