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Planning a funeral

Creating a personal Funeral Service

Everyone is different, and the type of burial you choose can depend on a number of factors including, religious beliefs, family tradition and ethical preference or simply based on economic choice.

Our personalised consultation tool can help you create the complete funeral plan that suits you. From the service to the memorial, our tool can guide you through the key decisions to ensure your final tribute is taken care of according to beliefs and last wishes.

Statement of Wishes Booklet

A funeral is more than a place and time to say goodbye, it is a celebration and a lasting memory of a person who has passed. Planning a funeral often focuses on the big decisions, but while these decisions are important it is the finer points that bring an individual’s personality to a service.

For these very personal reasons we have developed a Statement of Wishes Booklet to help you choose the style of service that most reflects your personality, with personal touches to bring your service to life just the way you wanted.

A Statement of Wishes enables you to record information and arrangements in advance that will assist your family and funeral director to ensure everything is conducted in accordance with your wishes.

If you would like to have a Statement of Wishes Booklet mailed to you contact us with your details.

Key Steps

When Death Occurs



Call your priest if you want to do prayers after a death


Find paperwork – has arrangements been made? Locate all relevant documents including the persons Will and any existing funeral plans or purchases.

Funeral Director

Choose a Funeral director to help organise the funeral service. Visit our Funeral Director page.


Choose a Cemetery and the type of Funeral - cremation or burial.


If burial what type, inground -( lawn, monumental, traditional section, environmental) above ground (mausoleum, crypt, vaults)


If cremation – how to be interred, in a niche, in garden or in an existing location

Chapel + Reception

Service – chapel alternatives plus what sort of service. Our cemeteries offer a selection of chapels and condolence lounges. Catering services are also available.

Death Notifications

Prepare and place death, funeral and obituary notices, notify and invite family and friends


Organise floral arrangements for the coffin and chapel


Preparing the body for burial or cremation, providing a place for a viewing of the body if required


Transporting the body by hearse to the funeral service and cemetery. Providing special vehicles for family members.
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Statement of Wishes Booklet

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