Daughter has to takes dear old Dad’s ashes to bank to prove he is dead

Siobhon Peers, 31,lost her dear old Dad David, aged 68, to bone cancer in October 2011 but continued to receive letters from the Royal Bank of Scotland saying he owed money on his account.

Although she sent a copy of her father’s death certificate to close the account, the bank insisted the original certificate must be shown and letters kept coming, and the late David’s account was charged for each one. The outstanding amount mushroomed to £625 with interest.

Eventually Siobhon went to her local bank branch in Davenport, near Stockport, Greater Manchester with an urn containing her father’s ashes and placed it on the counter along with the original death certificate.

Staff stared open-mouthed and customers looked on in shock as Ms Peers said: “You wanted proof my dad is dead – well here he is. I’ve brought him along with me.”

There’s a lesson for us all here. Have your nearest and dearest buried then if the bank mess you about you can have the decaying corpse exhumed, take it down to the bank and dump it on the manager’s desk with the words, “You reckon he owes you money, you find a way to get it out of him.”

2 thoughts on “Daughter has to takes dear old Dad’s ashes to bank to prove he is dead

  1. Could have been anyone’s ashes though, banks can’t be too careful can they ?

    Actually, yes, they could when it mattered, but only ‘point-of-service’ tellers are having panic attacks with the public, much like overenthusiastic Strangebury’s cashiers asking 60 year olds for ID if they wish to purchase a pack of fags.


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