Western Australia is unique in the way the funeral industry is run, especially in regards to burials. However, for those who are from the country or do not wish to be in the MCB cemeteries, there are ways to be buried elsewhere. The Cemeteries Act 1986 states that ‘all deceased persons (are) to be buried in proclaimed cemeteries administered by responsible trustees, with appropriate records being kept in perpetuity. The trustees' role ensures the proper and lawful burial of dead bodies [...]
Have you ever been to a funeral and thought “this song describes my loved one perfectly?” Or perhaps you heard the music and thought it was highly inappropriate, or something you would never choose. In the words of Hans Christian Andersen, ‘where words fail, music speaks.’ Music has the power to move people, and it is no different at a funeral. Choosing the music for a service is where many people put most thought and effort. Traditionally, there are four songs [...]
EASTON, JOHN (JACK) DAVID Died peacefully at Brightwater Nursing Home, Huntingdale on 22nd November 2018. Beloved Husband of Eveline (dec). Father of Scott and David. Grandfather of Kezia, Carissa, Shona, Aidan, Michael and Hannah. Great-Grandfather of Reuben and Theodore. A Graveside Service for the Late Mr John (Jack) Easton of Huntingdale will be held at Fremantle Cemetery on Friday (30.11.2018) departing the Main Gate at 10.45am, followed by a Celebration of John’s life in the East Chapel at 11.30am. [...]
WATSON, MELENA A Funeral Service for the Late Melena Watson of Thornlie will take place on Wednesday (05.12.2018) commencing at 2.00pm in the Salvation Army Chapel, 42 Goodall St, Gosnells, preceded by opportunity for viewing in the Hetherington Funerals Chapel, 79 Kelvin Rd, cnr Maddington Rd, Maddington on Tuesday (04.12.2018) at 4pm. In lieu of flowers donations to be made to the Cancer Council and family request attendees to wear a hat.
BIRD, ELIZABETH A Service celebrating the Life of Elizabeth (Betty) Bird will take place on Monday (03.12.2018) in St Andrews Anglican Church, 37 Bernier Rd, Shelley, commencing at 11.30am. A viewing opportunity is offered from 11.00am-11.25am in the Church.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE FUNERAL AND FINAL DISPOSITION PLANNING PROCESS Many people understand, at least theoretically, what is involved in a funeral service. We identify the location for the service, notify loved ones and coordinate the details of the service; from flowers to eulogy to music and the wake. Following the service, many people can feel uneasy; this is the part of the process that is least familiar. Understanding this part of the process allows you to feel more [...]
ECO-FRIENDLY FUNERAL IDEAS Determining whether to bury or cremate is the first big decision when planning the funeral of a loved one. Everyone has different reasons for why they prefer one to the other and there is no right or wrong option. At the end of the day, it is up to you and your loved one regarding what you feel comfortable with. For those who are unsure, we wanted to give you some things to consider for both options [...]
ECO-FRIENDLY SERVICES IN PERTH As eco-awareness has increased globally, we see that the decision to live a greener life is leading to more eco-conscious decisions around death. Many are seeking to understand the best ways to plan an ethical send off. There are many options now available and each element of the funeral service and situations following can be altered according to more environmentally friendly principles. Leave a lighter footprint: Green Funeral and Burial Tips: Cremations While cremation is not [...]
LET US HELP YOU WRITE A EULOGY Writing a eulogy for your loved one is a daunting task. How can we sum up the life and the impact someone has had on us in just a few minutes? Eulogies are about paying your respects in a beautiful and public way, so it is important to come up with a way to say what’s in your heart. You can do this by recounting stories and recalling memories in valuable, creative and [...]
HOW TO DECIDE WHETHER TO CREMATE OR BURY? There are many difficult decisions that must be made after a loved one has passed away. These range from the type of funeral service they will have to the flowers, music and even catering that may be involved. If the deceased has not already specified what you should do with their body, you may also have to decide between cremation and burial. There are many things to consider when making this decision, [...]