Arranging and Planning a Funeral

Funeral directors, will meet with you themselves to arrange and plan the upcoming funeral service for your loved one. The funeral director will manage and arrange the logistics for all funeral services personally. Your funeral director will work with your family to select the date and the locations for (whichever chosen) the cremations, or burial.

They will co-ordinate your wishes and requests to provide a dignified and respectful funeral service in keeping with your loved ones wishes and those of your family.  They will  manage the collection and mortuary care, and viewings if required,.

Compassion is an essential character attribute for a funeral director especially considering they are working with families dealing with grief.  Funeral directors and arrangers carry out sensitive work under stressful conditions due to the short amount of time to carry out the families wishes.  Compassion and empathy must be demonstrated at all times.

The funeral director ensures all funeral arrangements go to plan for the day of the funeral service. They listen to the bereaved about their needs and provide the relevant information that will help them make decisions.

The choice of the right funeral director an important choice you will make.  You will be trusting them with a sacred responsibility to honour your loved one in a harmonious and professional manner.

Tasks of the Funeral Arranger Funeral Director

  • Make the funeral arrangements
  • Take care and adhere to all legal documentation
  • Preparation for the day of the funeral service
  • Arrange a viewing  of the deceased if this is the families wish
  • Providing the funeral service on the day itself
  • After funeral procedures such as collection of Ashes etc.

An example of a dignified, yet simple funeral service can be as simple as the funeral director and family deciding upon the following.

  • Care and collection of loved one to the funeral home or mortuary
  • Mortuary care and dressing and preparation of loved on
  • Hearse and Mourning Limousine from deceased family home to the cemetery chapel.
  • Chapel service eg, Karrakatta, Fremantle or Pinnaroo.
  • Cremation Committal at the end of the service.
  • Family returned to the family home.
  • During this service an eulogy can be read by a friend, family member or funeral celebrant.
  • Photos to be displayed on the chapel screens
  • Photo slideshow to be played
  • Blessings or prayers can be read by family or friends
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