Arranging a Funeral

 We understand how difficult it can be to think clearly at such an emotional time when you have lost a loved one. We will work closely with you and your family to explain the various options available. The first step is to phone us and arrange a suitable time to make the funeral arrangements. This can be at Napier Park, in the comfort of your own home, or anywhere else you choose.

Our Discussions will include:

 

  • The choice between a burial or cremation
  • Choice of location for service (Napier Park Chapel, church, crematorium, graveside, home, private setting)
  • What type of funeral service (religious, non-religious, memorial or no service)
  • Clergy, Celebrant or other of your choice (we can provide contacts)
  • Viewing (a very personal choice that may help with saying final farewells)
  • Flowers for the coffin (what type and colour preferred)
  • Any life symbols to be displayed
  • Organist and selected hymns, or special music if desired
  • Coffin (choose from our wide range of coffins in our display room at Napier Park)
  • Clothing (what clothing you may like your loved one to be presented in)
  • Newspaper Notices – which papers (a booklet of suitable verses is available at Napier Park)
  • Choice of Service Sheets or Bookmarks for the service (examples will be provided at the arrangement). A photo of the deceased for the front of the Service Sheet or Bookmark can be brought in for us to scan or it can be emailed to us in JPEG format.
  • Photo presentation with music (we can put you in touch with skilled people who provide this service)
  • Catering – fully staffed function centre and courtyard is available after the service (choice of food and beverages with pricing to suit varying budgets)
  • Funeral Costs (a detailed costing will be provided at this consultation, inclusive of GST). Generally speaking the cost of a funeral ranges from $3,200 (for cremation with no service) to $5,500 – $8,000+ for a service with cremation, or burial, depending upon which cemetery is chosen.

The Funeral Director will require certain information from you in regard to the person who has died. This personal information is required to fulfil the legal requirements necessary for Government agencies such as Centrelink, Veterans Affairs, Births Deaths and Marriages, and cremation or burial documentation. 

Any questions you may have in relation to processes concerning the Coroner, Death Certificates, accounts and other notification requirements can be addressed when we meet.

Testimonials

 

“Dear June, just to say thank you and how much we appreciated your care and kindness as we said our final goodbyes to Bruce last Friday”.

Joan and families

 

“Dear Steve and June, many, many thanks for all you did for the funeral of our Mother. You listened, instructed, planned, organised, and took great care of our much loved Mum with the respect and dignity she so rightfully deserved.”

Bob, John, Gwenyth and Dorothy

“Dear June, just to say thank you, you are one exceptional lady and so very efficient.  You helped to make our sad time so much easier and I want to commend you for that”.

Joyce

 

The funeral for Mrs Margaret Hunt (known as the Teddy Bear Lady from Maiden Gully), was held at Napier Park Chapel on August 18, 2015.  Margaret had a great love of camels, having undertaken extensive travels across Australia on camels.  Over the years her collection of camels became quite extensive.  Her family honoured Margaret at her interment service at the White Hills Cemetery, with a camel leading the cortege.