Bereavement Support
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 programme 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


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.



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

Please download the Funeral List by clicking the button below:


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.
*Please provide feedback @ [email protected]



post an online obituary

view recent obituaries

Downloadable Forms

SIWEC Programs

The objective of the Financial Assistance & Food on the Table Program is to provide support to Singaporean families in need for financial or other type of assistance. Read More.

Medical Equipment Request Form
Financial Assistance Document Checklist

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. Read More.

SIWEC Funeral Assistance List

The objective of the Education Support Financial assistance for Punjabi education for students from families who require financial assistance. Read More.

Education Assistance Document Checklist

The objective of Community Mediation Program is to try and reconcile and mediate between parties within the community to reach a mutual agreement and work towards achieving an amicable solution rather than resort to other legal means. Read More.

Walk in (Mediation) Form

SIWEC needs volunteers like yourself to successfully run the various programs for the needy. Read More

Education Volunteer
Volunteer for Other Programmes