A guide to making that special day memorable
In planning the funeral, we are making important decisions on the worst day of our lives. There is usually much to arrange in a relatively short space of time. Everyone wants everything to be just right, and an everlasting memory. We pledge to do everything in our power to help you achieve this, we will walk with you, in your decisions and suggestions.
Some of the common requests that we receive from families are as follows:
- Photos & Memorabilia can be placed on the coffin during the service, to remind family of happier times.
- Music is often an expression of the Spirit. We are happy to play selected hymns, poetry, or music on CD during the service, and at the committal.
- Balloons are an excellent release of emotion. It takes our focus of looking down, to looking up, and realising the homecoming of a loved one. This is effectively done amidst selected music.
Our Eulogy presentations and reflections from family and or close friends put us all in touch with the life of the deceased. It really personalises the funeral service.
Viewing of your loved one is very private and personal decision. We would never influence one way or another your decision, however, a viewing can be a tremendous benefit and a lasting memory, offering strength and security to family and close friends. Our trained staff offer support and reassurance should you wish to avail yourself to say your final goodbye.
Placements of articles and-messages in the coffin, can be included at the viewing, alternatively, if this is not possible, our staff will make placements on your behalf.
A Power point photo presentation accompanied to selected music, and recording of the funeral service can be arranged at your request. This is a fitting and memorable way to express publicly, the life of your loved one.
Pallbearers, have the highest honour of carrying the coffin either into the Church, Crematorium, Chapel or to Graveside. The family would usually carefully select six people to carry out this important duty.
Returned Services, Veterans and Service Organisations – We regularly liaise with these and other organisations to have them involved, at the family’s request.
Your suggestions and wishes are important to us, we will work with you to create an everlasting memory.
We offer the following checklist as a guide of the people you may need advice if you are responsible for the affairs of someone who has died.
- Solicitor and/or Public Trustee
- Domiciliary nursing service
- Superannuation Funds
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- Insurance Companies – Life and General
- Australian Taxation Office
- Health Benefits Fund
- Building Societies
- Banks – account and credit card providers
- Finance Companies
- Credit Unions
- Companies for directorships
- Friendly Society
- Employee Association
- Employer or Former Employer
- Trade Union
- Professional Association
- Service Club/Community Organisations
- Ex-Service Associations/Social Club
- Medical Practitioners – GP and Specialists
- Electoral Office
- Ambulance Service
- Local Government (rates)
- Department of Transport – Vehicle Rego
- Electricity, gas & telephone providers
- Australia Post
- Home appliance rental
- Home Delivery Services
- Gardening/mowing services
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