A traditional setting for a funeral service which can take place either with the coffin placed at the front of the church or without the coffin present at all (often referred to as a memorial service).
Our local crematorium is the Manning Great Lakes Memorial Gardens crematorium, situated on Pampoolah Rd. in Taree. As mentioned above, services can be conducted at their chapel and their beautiful tea rooms. This allows families to stay on site to have refreshments following the service.
The local crematorium has a well-appointed chapel, which can seat approximately 90 people. Although this is a non-denominational setting, a minister of religion can still lead any service, or if you prefer, a non-denominational celebrant can be used.
Each funeral service is unique. The main purpose of a funeral is to help the bereaved in their grief. Funerals can assist people to cope with their loss and can be a source of strength, hope and peace.
Sometimes members of the family wish to view the deceased prior to the funeral taking place. Although difficult, this time can be very rewarding as it offers a more peaceful, private chance to say last farewells.
This form of service can be run by either a minister of religion or a celebrant. We provide chairs, sound systems and more to make this outdoor setting a more comfortable experience.
Grave plots can be reserved prior to someone’s death, or we will organise the allocation of a site in the time between being notified of the death and the funeral itself.
This service is characterised by the fact that no one from the family attends either the burial or cremation. We deliver the body at a time suitable to us to either the crematorium or the cemetery.