Elements of a Service

The funeral represents one of the first steps towards working through ones grief and readjusting to life. Its therapeutic value is widely recognised.

Funeral services can be made up of many aspects, from the media involved to the vehicles used. We pride ourselves on being flexible and we like to work with family and friends who wish to participate in someway. We can also alleviate some of the pressures and assist with providing these services.

We understand there is a lot of information to process. We are available to answer your questions at any time. You can also step through the elements of a service below.

The Funeral Directors Role

The main role of a funeral director is to assist the family in any way they can, to impart knowledge, and use their experience to guide family and friends through the days and weeks following a death. Each funeral director knows that a funeral is one of the final opportunities for family and friends to publicly express their love and respect for the deceased. They work with families to shape a service that is fitting for them. Whether it is private or public, large or small gatherings, has cultural or religious aspects, the funeral director will listen and assist you with creating and facilitating a format that suits your needs.

Funeral Timing

When to hold the funeral is entirely up to you. Some people believe three days after death is the correct timing; however, in law there is no set time. Given the many matters to consider in arranging a modern funeral, it is not uncommon for a funeral to be held five to seven days after death. If necessary it can be held later still to allow people coming from overseas to attend. It is far better not to rush the planning of a funeral. Allowing more time helps you to make clearer decisions.