The Role Of A Funeral Director

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Director, Funeral, Service, Tips | Comments Off on The Role Of A Funeral Director

The Role Of A Funeral Director

Funeral is a sensitive and personal event. If the deceased has not made prior arrangements, organizing the funeral for a family member or a loved one is a difficult task. A funeral director makes the task simpler by guiding the family through the process and making the necessary arrangements for the funeral.

If the wishes of the deceased person are unknown, the funeral directors in Sydney will help the family in taking major decisions such as

  • Choosing between burial and cremation
  • Selecting a day, time and venue for the funeral
  • Choosing a person to lead the service. You can choose a clergy, funeral celebrant, family member or a close friend to lead the service.
  • Arranging for viewing
  • Buying a casket and deciding the persons to carry the casket
  • Deciding on important factors like flowers and music for the service.
  • How to personalize the ceremony

The role of funeral directors starts from the moment they are called for consultation and extends till the successful completion of the service. Here is a list of services provided by most of the funeral directors in Sydney to make a ceremony successful.

  • Funeral director helps to transfer the body of the deceased from hospital or home to the funeral home.
  • They hold personal consultations with the family members to make arrangements at the funeral service. They help the family members of the deceased to select the proper decoration and music at the service, if the wishes of the deceased are unknown.
  • One of the main job of funeral directors in Sydney is to liaise with the funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoria.
  • The funeral directors also undertake the legal process such as registration of death and collection of all the required medical certificates.
  • Funeral directors also supply hearse and other funeral vehicles as well as the cars required to transport the family to the funeral home or the chapel where the service is conducted.
  • They also help to organize events like wake. They help the family members of the deceased to make the necessary catering and other arrangements for the event.
  • Many of the reputed funeral directors in Sydney offer referrals to grief support to enable the family members to recover from the trauma of loss of a loved one.
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New Website Can Help Families Compare Prices Between Funeral Homes

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Coffin, Funeral, News, Tips | Comments Off on New Website Can Help Families Compare Prices Between Funeral Homes

New Website Can Help Families Compare Prices Between Funeral Homes

When someone passes away, the families are left to decide who to choose among the funeral directors in Sydney that will handle the funeral service. A new website was developed in order for grieving families to see the costs of funerals by comparing various funeral homes. This was also done in an attempt to make the funeral industry more transparent. The problem is that the website is currently bombarded with legal threats.

Gathered Here was launched at the beginning of this year and it gives the customers the chance to compare different funeral homes based on their prices.

Ever since the launch, the website developers have been receiving letters concerning cease and desist sent by funeral homes’ lawyers. They want the website to take down the listing of their respective funeral homes.

Colin Wong is the founder of the website and he shared that the inspiration in making the website stemmed after the passing of his great aunt.

He said that grieving families have a lot of options to choose from which can be complex at a trying time. Aside from this, there is the fact that the mourning families are also put under so much pressure.

Mr. Wong said that there are cases where the funeral staff will recommend more expensive options adding that the best should be given to their loved ones who passed away. There are also a lot of bargains and negotiations which can be overwhelming.

Customers on the website will have to fill up a form regarding the funeral service they want. It will then return with a list of funeral homes near them and an approximate cost.

Mr. Wong said that he was able to determine the cost by asking each funeral home on the listing. Currently, there are around 600 funeral homes included in the website, which are located all over Australia.

When calling, he introduced himself as a mystery shopper. The website is currently free to use but funeral homes can pay monthly in order for their business to be listed as priority. There are many funeral directors in Sydney and website such as this can help customers choose during one of the hardest times of their life.

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