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.
GENERAL INFORMATION – HETHERINGTON FUNERALS
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]