Cultural Services 2019-07-30T03:46:26+00:00

Thank you for supporting the family through the preparation phase of Mum’s funeral and at the service itself. We were very pleased with the dignity of the arrangements and the staff assisting were most helpful. Please accept our sincere thanks.


Just a short note to thank you sincerely for the excellent funeral service you were able to conduct for my mother. The team was very professional and caring, and the day was relatively stress free, thanks to your efforts. Thanks again for a job well done.



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

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

The casket is then taken to a cemetery equipped with a crematorium; either Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Karrakatta Cemetery, Fremantle Cemetery or more recently Rockingham Regional Memorial Park.

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 family or the funeral director. This is according to the families wishes. The final stage then 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.

Contact Hetherting Funerals on 08 6166 0011 or visit our contacts page