Many individuals have an instant reaction to funerals, why do I have to go through this? While you do not need to have a funeral, they are considered an important part of the healing process. By saying farewell to your loved one, you allow for healing to slowly begin.
It’s an important first step that will help carry you through this difficult time.
Firstly, there are practical reasons as to why a funeral happens quickly. While a funeral service is usually held within a week of a death, there are no steadfast rules or obligations that must be abided by. There can in fact be many variables that can contribute to a delay of a funeral.
We encourage a pause and moving at a pace that the family is comfortable with.
No. However cremation is usually cheaper because it often avoids having to purchase a grave plot. With that said, some people chose to cremate as well as bury the cremated remains which is a choice made by the family.
Of course not. However, it is often considered to assist in the healing process.
A viewing allows for family and friends to farewell their loved one in a private setting prior to the funeral service. While the idea of a viewing may be a controversial topic for some, it is something worth discussing with our Funeral Director should you have any questions.
Embalming is the process of preserving the human body after death has occurred. This process preserves the appearance of your loved one, which is a requirement if a viewing is being held.
Embalming is also used to increase the time between death and the funeral, which is a requirement if your loved one is to be repatriated to another country, or from another country to Australia.
There are also cultural traditions whereby the process of embalming is preferred.
There are typically two options if a loved one passes away. The first is to call the police, who will provide assistance with the process to follow. Or if the death was expected, you can contact your loved one’s local GP.
A doctor is required to complete a Death Certificate prior to your loved one being taken into the care of a Funeral Director.
Contact us anytime on 1300 95 95 33 for guidance.
Our Funeral Directors will complete the registration of death on the family’s behalf. This is not something that falls on the family.
All cremated remains are returned to the family after the funeral.
Some families choose to keep them, while others choose to bury them in a plot.
We can help you select a suitable cremation urn for your loved one.