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General Information Blog 2020-08-17T17:42:57+00:00

Many thanks for your services in relation to my uncle’s funeral. Everything went smoothly and your understanding and professionalism was appreciated. Your choice of celebrant to run the proceedings was excellent. Overall we were very pleased with the whole process.

Terry

GENERAL INFORMATION – HETHERINGTON FUNERALS

 

What Do I Do When Someone Passes Away?

What Do I Do When Someone Passes Away? When a loved one passes away, it can feel overwhelming and you may be unsure what to do first. The process differs depending on whether the death is expected (i.e. due to old age or a terminal health condition) or unexpected (e.g. due to a traffic accident). If the death occurs in a hospital or care facility, the staff there will help you through the process and understanding what you need to [...]

What Costs are Involved in a Funeral?

What Costs are Involved in a Funeral? Funerals can be beautiful, meaningful ways to celebrate someone’s life and create positive, lasting memories. However, they can also be a source of financial strain on the family. A study by the University of Sydney in 2017 found that the average funeral service costs $4,902, while comparison website finder.com.au found the average cost to be $7,449. It’s worth noting that the cost of a funeral can vary dramatically depending on exactly what it [...]

Multicultural Funerals in Australia

Multicultural Funerals in Australia No matter what your ethnicity or faith, death is one of life's unavoidable events. While we may not have much of a choice about how or when we die, we can choose how we depart the world with a funeral ceremony that reflects our faith and personal beliefs. From the reflective practices of Judaism to the Hindu belief in reincarnation, here’s how different communities around Australia farewell their loved ones. Hinduism According to the Hindu faith, [...]

Can I have my funeral in Perth if I live in the country?

Many people who live in the country have family or friends living in Perth, and therefore wish for their funeral to be held there as it is more convenient. However, oftentimes people are unsure of who to turn to – a local funeral director, or a funeral director in the Perth metropolitan area. The answer is that as long as the country funeral director is licenced with the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, they are able to conduct the service. However, we [...]

What clothes should I dress my loved one in?

Knowing which clothing to dress your loved in for the last time is more difficult than most people realise. Do you dress them in their favourite pair of boardies, or do you use the suit they wore to work for the majority of their working life? As with most decisions pertaining to funerals, it once again comes down to family preferences. Whether it is a nice pair of neat clothes, a uniform, a favourite sports shirt, or a t-shirt and [...]