There are many options and choices available for locations and styles of funeral services. Funerals may be held in a family’s local church, a cemetery, in a crematorium chapel or an outdoors setting.
Many families are choosing to hold the service at the Williams Funeral Services Serenity Chapel, where a service can be offered ensuring complete privacy in a relaxed peaceful atmosphere. Families are encouraged to select their own music, poetry or readings while deciding whether a religious or non religious ceremony is more appropriate.
An important aspect of modern funerals is audio visual presentations displayed on a large screen. These personalised tributes are priceless keepsakes for family members and a wonderful addition to the content of the service. In consultation with family members our staff are able to help families construct a presentation that truly reflects a person’s life.
When choosing a non-religious ceremony, our staff are able to compose and deliver a personal service where the order, content or style of service can be varied to suit the family’s needs to make the service more meaningful. At the conclusion of the service our caterers can provide light refreshments or a fully catered luncheon in our spacious lounge and courtyard which is an ideal location for family and friends to spend time together.
Funeral Service Options
When a death occurs the following important decisions need to be made :-
- The time, location and style of the funeral
- If you wish to provide refreshments afterwards; which location?
- In which newspapers will the death and funeral be advertised?
- A coffin or casket?
- Burial or cremation?
- If you wish to view the deceased before the funeral, where and when will this take place?
Williams Funeral Services have a range of funeral services which can be tailored to suit the individual needs of the family.
To add special meaning to the funeral you can incorporate ideas and special touches that have significance to your family. These may include readings, music and the display of photos and memorabilia that reflect the life of the deceased.
Church or Chapel Service followed by a Burial service or private Cremation.
Beginning with a church or chapel service this style of funeral is followed by a procession to the cemetery. This is where a formal committal ceremony is conducted.
If such a service is to be followed by a cremation the service is conducted in it’s entirety at the church or funeral chapel and the committal ceremony is included in the service. Family members may be present at the Crematorium and these details should be discussed with your funeral consultant.
FAQ’S – Information to assist you…Costs & Disbursements
At Williams Funeral Services we understand that funerals should be tailored to the suit the needs of particular families. We can help families consider and decide their needs and expectations, on an obligation-free basis.
We can provide a detailed fee proposal before a funeral is arranged. The cost of a funeral will invariably reflect the level of service, the facilities used and the range of options chosen.
The four main cost categories associated with a funeral are:
- Professional Service Fee
- Personnel available 24 hours a day
- Transfer of the deceased from place of death into our care
- Provision of mortuary care
- Provision of chapel for viewing, for funeral service and refreshments
- Newspaper notices, registration of death and cemetery or crematorium arrangements
- Liaising with clergy, civil celebrant, florists, caterers and musicians
- All necessary staff and vehicles prior to and on the day of the funeral
- notices in the newspaper
- floral tributes
- clergy fees
- memorial books
- legal certificates
- memento cards
- Headstones & Monuments
- Mourning Stationery
- Video & Photography
Williams Funeral Services has a long association with Schubert and Sons Memorials who offer a wide range of quality monuments in both granite and marble.
All details of ordering and erecting monuments are handled by local people giving families peace of mind during this process.
The Williams family have a large catalogue of various designs available and are able to discuss all aspects of organising monuments with client families.
Williams Funeral Services are proud to be associated with Memorial Print as their supplier of memorial cards, hymn sheets and return thanks cards.
There are numerous styles available which may be formatted with photos or special verses to meet the family’s needs.
To view their large range of mourning stationery please visit their website. www.memorialprint.com.au
These professionally presented videos include still photography and music to enhance the finished product.
Please discuss this option with your funeral consultant.