Planning the Funeral

When someone dies, it can be difficult to know what steps need to be taken. The person who has died may have left instructions about the type of funeral they wanted. If the death was unexpected and they didn’t make their wishes known, you will need to decide what type of service you would like for your loved one.

Wayne and his staff will provide assistance with all arrangements from liaising with ministers, celebrants, humanists and crematoria. Wayne is happy to help compile obituary announcements for publication in your desired newspaper, he will also help with the order of service, floral tributes, funeral teas and whatever else you and your family require.

Wayne Kelly Independent Funeral Directors have lots of experience in creating an extremely personal funeral to remember your loved one and celebrate their unique qualities. There may already be a funeral plan in place to cover costs but, if not, we provide our fees upfront to help you make the most suitable choices when arranging a funeral.

There is much to take in at this difficult time, but things you may want to consider:

Is the service to be burial or cremation?

Is the service to be religious or non-religious?

Where and when will the service take place?

Are there particular pieces of music to be played?

Will there be charitable donations in memory of your loved one?

Would you prefer family flowers only?

Will you require an order of service?

Will there be an obituary notice in the newspaper?

How much will the funeral cost?

Will you want to visit the chapel of rest?

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