Undertaker as informant on death certificate?

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Hello! On the death certificate of my gggrandmother the undertaker is also the informant. Is that common? I've yet to see this on a death certificate, usually it's a family member. She had surviving children nearby so I'm wondering why they're not listed as the informant. Also, the undertaker has the same last name as her maiden name; granted it's a common last name, Boyle. The death certificate includes her parents names and birthplace, including her mother's maiden name so it seems like someone who new her well must have contributed that information?
WikiTree profile: Ellen McBrearty
in Genealogy Help by Jackie Boyle G2G Rookie (190 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Present at the death is very common. Certainly, in the normal course of events, the undertaker wouldn't have personal knowledge of the event so I suspect he was a close relative.
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (283k points)
So he was probably either present at death or a relative. Ok that makes sense. Thanks!

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