Planning a Burial:
The ideal situation is your loved one has chosen burial as their preferred place of rest, together with the selection of the Cemetery.
Some families have pre-selected and paid for their plot. This can be determined at the time of the funeral arrangement.
Please discuss with the Funeral Director if your family are of a specific faith, religious or cultural background and we can adhere to these requirements and requests.
Selection of Cemetery and Grave Plot:
There are many Council owned Cemeteries These include the following lawn, lawn beam and monumental cemeteries:
Mudgeeraba, Southport Lawn, Southport General, Nerang, Coomera, Upper Coomera, Pimpama and Alberton. Together with other sites owned by Invocare. Families are able to select a suitable grave plot. The preferred preference is to select a double depth plot, which allows two people to be buried in that plot or the option of the interment of ashes.
Choice of Venue for Service Church or Chapel:
Depending on the religious beliefs of the deceased and their family it is more often than not that Minister and the Church chosen is one that has been attended to by family members.
Alternatively, family may choose a Chapel and Celebrant to conduct the service. Traditionally at the conclusion of the Church or Chapel Service there is a cortege of the hearse, family and friends as they make way to the Cemetery for the Committal Service and burial at their chosen cemetery.
A graveside service is chosen by families, if I they are seeking the funeral to be a small private affair.
A Gentle Touch Funerals can assist families, not only on the Gold Coast. We travel to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and far Northern New South Wales and other country areas if required.