Before the Funeral

The death of a loved one is often an emotional upheaval and there appears to be so much that has to be done. Contact Gary Pickering. Gary will guide you through the arrangement process to suit your situation and your wishes.

There is some paperwork that is legally required including the death registration information for Births, Deaths and Marriages Office and the application for cremation, if required.

The family need to make some decisions about the funeral:

  • Where and when it will be held
  • Who will be officiating
  • The content of the service: religious, readings, songs, hymns, music
  • Will the service be recorded and/or live streamed
  • Where and how refreshments will be handled after the funeral

Determine whether the deceased will be buried or cremated and whether that will be public or private.

Agree the type of casket: eco-friendly, standard, veneer.

Agree how much you would like the deceased prepared - especially if the family wants to view the deceased, and if to be at home.

We will create an estimate for you based on the funeral and other options selected by the family. 

Reception Room