We are excited to announce that we are now able to provide memorial glass domes. These are made here in Victoria, a different, yet beautiful way to remember your loved one and preserve their ashes.
The cost of the funeral is another matter which must be determined and decided upon by the executor or next of kin. Be sure to advise the funeral director if a pre-paid funeral plan is in existence for the deceased, as this will avoid any unnecessary financial expense.
With more and more people travelling these days it is important to know what to do when death occurs outside of your local area. Should you encounter this situation you only need to call us. As an independent funeral director these circumstances present no difficulties as we can make arrangements anywhere in the world.
Embalming is the process of chemically treating a human body in order to disinfect and preserve the body. A licensed embalmer carries out this procedure when it is required. Circumstances where embalming may be needed include:
There is no easy way around grief. It is a natural response to the loss of someone special or something we value. Grief is not well understood in our society and some people try to deny it, postpone it or avoid it. Basically, however, someone close to you has died, there will be big and small adjustments which have to be made in your life.
We have become accustomed to the fact that matters in law control our lives to a very great extent, but in death it is probably more so. We are prone to put off doing things or preferring to ignore them, perhaps with an ostrich like attitude, matters that should be attended to now. Let us examine some of the things which can be done, especially if we are beginning to realize we are approaching twilight years.
From the very first call, our trained and experienced staff are here to help. It is at this time that we will relieve you of many of the burdens associated with funeral arrangements. If the funeral has been pre-arranged or the wishes of the deceased are known, much of the decision making will be avoided.
In today’s age, it is surprising to find so little is known of the details concerning the problems bereavement brings.
In cases where a doctor is unable to determine the cause of death, it is necessary for the coroner to be notified – the police do this. The police prepare a report for the coroner who then seeks to determine the cause of death by contacting the doctor of the deceased or requesting a pathologist to inspect the body and carry out an autopsy.