Choosing the right Funeral Director to arrange a funeral for a loved one will help reduce the strain on you at a time that’s already challenging enough.
An experienced and capable Funeral Director can take care of a wide range of details that will ease the burden on you in the days leading up to the funeral, as well as on the day itself. And like any profession, different Funeral Directors have different attributes, so it’s best to think about what’s important to you before making your choice. Some Funeral Directors may have an on-site chapel or cremation facilities you may like to use. Or they may have a particular religious or cultural affiliation that suits you.
In addition, Funeral Directors may offer a range of services such as:
- Viewing of the deceased
- Communicating with the clergy or celebrant
- Liaising with the cemetery or crematoria
- Supplying the coffin
- Organising a hearse or funeral cars
- Publishing a funeral notice
- Arranging funeral booklets, flowers, attendance books, music
There may be other ideas you’d like to incorporate. Think about what you want for your loved one’s farewell and ask whether the Funeral Director you are considering can accommodate your requirements. It’s also important to be aware of the fees you’ll be charged and most Funeral Directors will be able to supply an indication of this up front. Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust (RGCRT) offers a caring and personalised concierge service where our experienced Customer Service team works directly with families and Funeral Directors, assisting with documentation, funeral protocols and in leading funerals to the interment location. If necessary, please contact us for a list of Funeral Directors that have provided funeral services at Rookwood Cemetery.
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