Cremations 2020-10-14T02:51:24+00:00

Very professional and reasonably priced. Will organise everything that needs to be done. Thanks Eric.



For many different reasons, cremation services are more common than burials in Western Australia. For some people, there are cultural or religious reasons. Others wish to return the ashes to the country of origin or keep their loved ones nearby at home. Still, others choose cremations for budgetary reasons. Whatever the reason, cremations remain the choice of funeral for many.

Funeral Plan Management

The cremation process begins with the preparation of the body. It is common for families and friends to leave special tributes in the coffin which are cremated along with the body. The funeral director will notify you of what is and isn’t permissible.

The casket is then taken to the cemetery, either Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Karrakatta Cemetery, Fremantle Cemetery or more recently Rockingham Regional Memorial Park. It is at these locations that the crematoriums have been built and the physical cremation takes place.

The third stage of the process takes place a few days after the cremation has occurred. It is then that the ashes become available for collection from the cemetery, either by the direct family or by the Perth funeral home. This is a choice made by the family as to what works best for them.

The last stage involves the final placement of the ashes. Will they be interred at the cemetery, scattered to the winds, gently placed in the ocean, or kept at home in a personalised urn? This is the final decision the family will need to make as they seek to honour their loved one and lay them peacefully to rest.

Assisting You with Complimentary Services

Naturally, there are many other aspects that need to be considered when making funeral arrangements for your loved one. At Hetherington Funerals, our funeral directors can assist you in organising any of the following complimentary services according to your wishes.

  • Paperwork, Permits & Certificates
  • Selecting a Coffin or Casket
  • Selecting an Urn
  • Funeral & Death Notices
  • Monument Works at the Cemetery
  • Embalming or Body Prep
  • Viewings
  • Chapel or Church Services
  • Catering
  • Clergy or Celebrant
  • DVD Slideshow
  • Music
  • Professional Video
  • Mourning Coach

Speak to Hetherington Funerals

Our funeral planners in Perth are dedicated to offering affordable funeral services and the best funeral plans to relieve some of the difficulty from the family. If you have any further questions about cremation services, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at 1300 554 300, or leave us a message online.