When a loved one passes away, the main choice to be made within the general funeral arrangements is whether there is going to be a burial or a cremation.
Whilst cremated loved ones are often returned to family or friends in the form of ashes to be kept or scattered, those opting for burial are placed in a cemetery environment for eternal rest.
It might not be something that naturally comes to mind as an activity but searching for the ‘perfect’ cemetery is something that many people end up doing.
Here at A Gentle Touch Funerals, we have often assisted our clients in this process. With that in mind, here are some things to consider when looking for Gold Coast Cemeteries.
How well is the cemetery in question maintained over the course of the year?
Families often take extra responsibility for keeping the area surrounding the grave nice and presentable, but it is worth enquiring about what is done to the more communal spaces of the grounds.
You don’t want your loved one to have a final resting place that isn’t taken care of outside of their own burial plot.
If you are planning to be someone who frequently visits your loved one’s grave after the funeral service, then you need to think about the location of the cemetery and how its distance can factor into your daily routine and life.
Often it can be more suitable to select a second choice location if it is closer to your home, simply for reasons of practicality.
Prices And Availability
Simply seeing and liking a cemetery isn’t the start and end of the picking process.
There are factors including price and availability that come into play, as different cemeteries have different costs and different periods of waiting time.
You might find that a place is out of your range after falling in love with it, so it is important to ask these types of questions upfront.
So, if you are soon going to be in the process of looking at different Gold Coast cemeteries, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for help with that and with the rest of the funeral arranging tasks.
Feel free to contact one of our trained and experienced team members if you have any questions, we are happy to provide the answers. We look forward to hearing from you.