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Am I able to put items in the coffin with my loved one?

Many people like to place special items of significance with their loved ones prior to the funeral. From teddys to photos to lollies to beer, we have had a huge variety of items placed in coffins. There are very few limits on what can get placed in a coffin. In fact, if you are being buried, then anything can go with the deceased. If it is a cremation, then according to the Metropolitan Cemetery Board rules, alcohol, glass and battery-powered [...]

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How do I choose pallbearers?

To be a pallbearer is a huge honour awarded to some of the most important people in a person’s life. Knowing who to choose can often be very hard, especially when you have a big family or circle of friends. If you have family who are willing and able to do it, it is a wonderful way for them to be involved on the day. It is always special when children or grandchildren can escort their parents or grandparents to [...]

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What areas do you service?

Some of our most frequently asked questions include ‘do you come north of the river?' or ‘do you come to Mandurah?’ and so on. Nowadays, the physical location of a funeral home matters less and less. The majority of funerals are held at one of the cemeteries or a local church, so the number of people that actually come to the funeral home is dwindling rapidly. This means that we can service a larger area, and that is exactly what [...]

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I pre-planned my funeral but want to change companies

Pre-planning is a term that is becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. It has numerous advantages and it is a fantastic way to be prepared for the future. One thing that stops people from setting up a funeral bond is their fear of being ‘locked in’ to a certain place or funeral director. If that is you, fear no more! When you set up a funeral bond, you do so with your selected funeral home. However, even [...]

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Do I need to have my loved one dressed if there is no viewing?

Dressing the deceased and preparing the body for burial is an age-old tradition. It can be dated all the way back to around 3500BC, where we can read about the mummification process the Egyptians followed. Since those days, pre-funeral rites have changed drastically. Modern-day embalming made its appearance following the American Civil War, and since then embalming has become a common practise. Today there are many families who decide not to have a viewing or have their loved ones embalmed. [...]

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Do I need to wear black to a funeral?

Wearing black to a funeral is an age-old tradition. It started in the Victorian era when Queen Victoria donned all black as a sign of mourning for her husband, Albert. Funeral traditions have come and gone, but where are we now with clothing? The attitude towards funerals has changed significantly in the last 50 years. Instead of mourning the dead, funerals have now become a celebration of life. With that mindset, clothing trends have also been impacted. The days of [...]

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Who is the MCB?

The Metropolitan Cemetery Board is the governing body over the Karrakatta, Midland, Pinnaroo, Fremantle, and Rockingham cemeteries. In addition to its role as the manager of cemeteries and memorial parks within the metropolitan area, the MCB makes sure that cemetery legislation is followed. It is also responsible for the licencing of Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons operating within the metropolitan area. As the peak cemetery management authority within the State, the MCB provides assistance and advice to smaller cemetery management authorities [...]

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What do I do with my loved one’s ashes?

We understand the pressure that comes with arranging a funeral, and how many decisions need to be made. It can be a struggle to handle the funeral arrangements, let alone decide what you would like to do with the ashes after the cremation. There is absolutely no pressure at all to make that decision immediately. However, there are several options you might like to consider. Firstly, you can scatter the ashes. Many people bring their loved one’s ashes to a [...]

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What happens when it’s a coroner’s case?

Whilst the passing of a loved one is always sad, there are some cases that are more traumatic than others. In the event of an unexpected death, the Coroner’s Court of Western Australia will get involved. Depending on the situation, there are several options, but the standard procedure goes as follows: When someone passes away unexpectedly, the deceased will be taken to the State Mortuary. There, an autopsy will take place to determine the cause of death. When we are asked [...]

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Can I donate my body to science?

Donating your body to science is a noble way of giving to the future. Many people are willing to give their bodies to aid medical research; however, there is more to it than just notifying your family and the university. The first thing to be aware of is that even if you donate your body to science, there is no guarantee that the university will accept your body. As a result, it is a good idea to let your family [...]

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