In most instances the next of kin – such as spouse, child, parent, legal partner or sibling – would arrange the funeral. If there are no surviving family or relatives, anyone who was associated with the deceased is able to arrange the funeral.
You will need to decide whether a burial or cremation is required, or you are repatriating a deceased overseas. Will you be having a ‘Dual Service’ or ‘Single Service’. A Single Service is most commonly held entirely at the one location. It also means less time spent on travelling. The use of our chapel provides more flexibility with timing and families are welcome to use our space for wakes and refreshments as well. The most common places for a single service are at the graveside, crematorium or funeral home chapel. A Dual Service is the most requested type of funeral. It usually involves a service either in a church or at a chapel and then a funeral procession to the cemetery or crematorium. This provides the greatest opportunity for tradition, participation and attendance of family and friends.
If the deceased or close family are church members, the service is usually held in your local church. Other suggestions are chapels, crematorium chapels, gravesides, parks, clubs there are no limitations on where to hold a funeral service.