The Funeral Service
A funeral is the final opportunity that family and friends have to publicly express their love and respect for the deceased and to give support to each other. The funeral will ensure the proper and legal burial or cremation of the deceased while also helping the bereaved face the reality of death, enabling them to take their first steps towards working through their grief.
A valuable aspect of the funeral service should be its individuality. Whether a ceremony is elaborate or simple, funerals are often aimed to reflect the life of the person who has died and to hold special meaning for family and friends.
The day, time and place of the funeral service will be determined by your funeral director, taking into consideration your preferences, the completion of necessary documentation, availability of the venue(s) and clergy/celebrant, and a reasonable element of time to organise and consolidate your requests and finalise all preparations.
If you need clarification of any aspect of the funeral service, it is wise to talk to your funeral director prior to the confirmation of all arrangements, so that any final adjustments can be made.