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Honoring Lives

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Why Should I Pre-Plan My Funeral?

We believe funeral pre-planning is a parting gift to your loved ones. There is nothing more certain in life than death, but we don’t know when it will occur. Being prepared removes an enormous burden from those who will have the responsibility of organising the funeral at the time of death.

During the grieving stages, it is very difficult for loved ones to think, remember, and focus on the task of planning a funeral. This is a time of answering questions and making decisions.

Funeral pre-planning allows you to record your wishes. You get to make the decisions ahead of time which means your loved ones are free from some of the stresses that may otherwise come once you pass away.

What is Repatriation?

Repatriation is the act of restoring a person to his or her native land. After a death, repatriation can refer to the process of returning the body of someone who has died or been buried in a foreign land. Repatriation can either be a personal desire on the behalf of the deceased or a need for the deceased’s family to bury their loved one in their homeland.

How Are Cremation Services Carried Out?

Hetherington Funerals provides a range of options for perth cremation services, along with many opportunities for the family to actively memorialise their loved one. If you choose a cremation, you do not have to sacrifice the funeral or any of the funeral services that come with it. You can still have access to a family chapel or organise a viewing of the deceased prior to the ceremony. You can choose to hold ceremonies either before or after the cremation process. Trust our funeral directors to guide you through the options available to honour your loved one’s life.

What is a Burial Service?

A burial service is one that is conducted at the side of the grave, tomb or mausoleum. The body of the deceased is buried at the conclusion of the service. There are several options available for burial planning.

The more traditional option is to have a funeral ceremony or memorial service in one location, like a church. This usually includes a viewing and a formal funeral service. A hearse is then used to transport the body to the burial site, which is followed by a funeral procession. In other cases, people choose for the burial to be the funeral, with the ceremony taking place in the cemetery at the site of burial.

What Are the Stages of Cremation?

The cremation process begins with the preparation of the body. Our funeral director will obtain authorization to cremate from the closest surviving member of the family. Anything that should not be cremated, such as jewellery or pacemakers, is removed from the body.

The body is placed in a cremation casket or container which has a tag placed on it for identification of the remains once they are returned to the funeral home.

The next stage is cremation. This involves the casket or container being placed in the cremation chamber that is specifically designed to withstand extremely high temperatures. The process usually takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours.

The final stage is processing the ashes. After the cremation is complete, the remains can be handled for further processing after about 30 minutes to an hour. They will then be placed in a special processor to create the ashes. These ashes are placed in a plastic bag within a cremation container. The family can choose to have the ashes placed in an urn of their choosing.

Where Will You Keep the Cremation Urn Perth?

This is an important question to answer. If you plan to keep the urn in your home, it will serve a different purpose to one that will be buried. Something decorative and made of porcelain, glass or crystal would be more suited to an indoor display, whereas something sturdy like metal or marble would be appropriate if you intend to bury it.

Hetherington Funerals Experience

Our main priority is looking after clients by providing an all-inclusive service, while at the same time being attentive to their emotional needs. Allow our Perth funeral team to take some of the weight off your shoulders by providing support, comfort and guidance for your family throughout the funeral process.

You can also make arrangements with us prior to death to ensure the basic provisions are organised, allowing for less stressful grieving period.

If arranging a funeral seems like a daunting task, contact us and we’ll take care of all preparations. Hetherington Funerals promises peace of mind knowing your loved one’s funeral is in good hands.

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