Services for a cremation
Your Simplicity funeral director will help you find the most appropriate cemetery for a cremation.
We recommend these cemeteries as both venues where a service can be held, as well as a crematorium that offers beautiful memorial spaces.
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Once this decision has been made your Simplicity funeral director will ask you if you want any of the following:
A viewing is where your loved one is presented for family and friends to privately pay their respects and say their final goodbyes before the funeral service takes place.
Viewings are normal in many cultures and can be very helpful in coping with grief.
Funeral services have evolved over the years to include more options for honouring and celebrating lives. Simplicity Funerals has led this trend and we respect and honour all reasonable requests.
Funeral services may be secular or religious, modern or traditional, and also in keeping with a cultural background. It is not uncommon for our funeral directors to receive special requests. Some are as simple as including a favourite hymn or scripture into the service, but they can also be more personal requests like a horse drawn hearse or a set of golf clubs set up beside the casket or coffin.
Whatever personal touches you request, Simplicity will honour and respect every reasonable wish.
When a permanent memorial is ready, families sometimes hold a service to mark the occasion and place the ashes inside and seal them in.
A permanent memorial is important for many reasons, including giving friends and family members a place to visit for years to come to remember their loved one. It also allows your loved one’s service in the armed forces or other organisations to be permanently acknowledged.
Some families choose to scatter the remains of a loved one in a place that was special to the deceased. Simplicity Funerals can help with the practical details such as getting permission, if it is required.
Some families chose to scatter most, but not all of their loved one’s ashes. The rest can be placed in a permanent memorial which gives people a place to visit to remember the person for generations to come. This can be helpful in dealing with grief.
After a funeral service it is common for a family gathering or ‘wake’ to be held. It can be simple, or you might prefer something more special.
Simplicity Funerals can help take away some of the stress of organising a family gathering that meets expectations yet remains affordable. Many of our funeral homes have after funeral catering spaces available which make perfect venues for this kind of gathering.
Making the right choice
Simplicity Funerals staff are experienced, efficient and genuine. We will help you to make the right choices for you and your family in a simple, no fuss way that will suit your budget.
We are committed to helping you to make the right choices. Call us on 1300 556 222, or come into one of our conveniently located funeral homes.