Arranging a Funeral

When arranging a funeral for a loved one, there are many factors to be considered, especially when service has not been pre-planned or pre-paid. Everyone is different, and the factors which influence the final choice of ceremony will differin each case. There are many including religious, cultural and personal preferences.

There are several things to consider, such as whether the deceased left any instructions about the type of ceremony they would want (for example religious, civil or humanist), whether or not they want to be buried or cremated, and any other personal requests such as venue or music. If a funeral has not been pre-planned, you will need to discuss the available options and services with your funeral director, who can advise and inform you of your choices. Staff at our funeral homes can explain what you need to know about specific arrangements, such as:

  • Writing and printing an obituary
  • Transport of the body from place of death, and on the day of the funeral.
  • Alternatives to religious ceremonies.
  • Organising flowers.
  • Choice of coffin, urn and memorial.
  • Dressing of the deceased.
  • Preparation of a eulogy
  • Catering