Planning a Cremation.
Choosing cremation has become a popular choice for families, as we are becoming a transient society it allows the flexibility of taking our loved ones to our new location. A number of religious groups are slowly changing their attitude and becoming a little more flexible towards this method. There are a number of options available to families regarding the Cremation.
Where family decide to have a basic No Service Cremation for their family member.
There is no coffin at the Memorial Service. The deceased has already been cremated with no funeral service. The family then choose to have a Memorial Service, which allows for a fitting tribute to their loved one and a celebration of their life. Ashes are usually discreetly present at this service.
This can be arranged by the family or you can engage A Gentle Touch Funerals to co-ordinate the Celebrant or Minister and prepare a memorable service in our Federation Chapel to suit the family’s needs. This can be a cost-effective way of giving closure to family and friends and can be planned at a date in the future to suit all the family.
Traditional Funeral Service:
This is a popular for many families, with the ability of choosing different venues, albeit church, chapel, crematorium chapel outdoor venues choices are unlimited. Depending on where the family choose to have the service the following scenarios apply.
After a Church Service, the hearse will proceed to the Crematorium leaving family at the church to mingle and catch up with family and friends.
A service at our Federation Chapel, once family have departed from our premises the deceased will be transported to the Crematorium.
A service at the Crematorium Chapel, once family depart from the immediate vicinity, the cremation will take place as soon as practicable.
Whatever venue or method you choose, our compassionate and caring staff will guide you every step of the way, during the funeral arrangement process. This can be either be in your home or in our arrangement rooms.
After the cremation process is completed, depending on family’s request, ashes can be returned within 24 hours if circumstances are of urgent need. Otherwise normal timeframe ashes can be returned to families in a 72hour timeframe. We can arrange for a travel letter, if ashes are being taken overseas. Please advise staff if this applies to your needs.