Should I buy my coffin from Cosco so my family dont have to worry?
Thank you for your question. This is a decision for you to make, BUT; if you are aware of who will be doing your service, I would ask them if they are ok with using the coffin, as you may have to sign something to state if structurally, if something happens it is not the funeral homes responsibility or cemetery.
My husband and I have being talking about getting our funerals paid for, my question is; is it worth it and who will be contacted when we go?
Thank you for your question, I personally think it is a great idea to pay for your future funeral service as this takes so much stress off the family, especially if they don't have the funds to give you what they would like. With you organising this your both able to choose the coffin of your choice and you can have yours photo's on a usb or disc for the photo tribute, even writing your life story, and you can choose your celebrant by getting there business card and requesting whoever you like.
When you get the pre paid, you will be asked for a contact person and phone number, this can be a family member, close friend, solicitor (whoever you trust), when the time is here that person will be notified of your passing. But please confirm with them that they are ok with been the contact person, and let them know where your documents are. What I've done is given my person a copy of the documents and they open it after I have passed one.
I wasn't happy with the funeral home we used for my mother, the make up was like she was in the circus and that just broke my heart. So what can I do to fix this? anything?
Thank you for your question. I am so sorry that you had such a sad experience. I would speak to the funeral home that you went through and if they don't show any responsibility, and depending how long ago this was but the ombudsmen you should contact and discuss where you stand and what could be done for you . Here is the ombudsmen Victoria phone number: (03) 9613 6222.
My mother passed away and she got cremated, but my dad is ill and he wants to be with her but his getting buried; can I put them together?
Thank you for your question. I'm presuming that you have mums ashes? You can place mums ashes in dads coffin. Do this before dads service otherwise you will be up for a interment fee from the cemetery and you might be up for having staff there also.
How long do we have the service room for?
Thank you for your question. This will depend on where you have the funeral service, but your looking around 45 minutes, but please speak to the funeral directors or the cemetery where your having the service.
My aunty passed away, and do I need to give the funeral home clothes?
Thank you for your question. This is a personal choice if you give the funeral home clothes or not. If you give the funeral home clothes they will dress her, or if your comfortable you can ask to dress her yourself and they are happy to have someone in there with you if you need help, don't forget her under garments and stockings and shoes. But with saying this if you would rather not then the funeral home will place a sheet on her. As I mentioned this really is a personal choice.
Pop was buried and I put some pictures in his coffin with his favorite things, my question is how do I find out if they went with him?
Thank you for your question. Placing items in with your loved one, stays with your loved one. The only time some items don't go with the deceased is when they get cremated as for example if they liked smoking, the smokes are ok, but the lighter NO, there favorite watch, this can go with them but the battery must be removed, so anything that will explode cannot go with them.
My friend was in the dog walking club, her dogs are lost with out her, and I would like to ask if we can bring them to her service, and the other dogs from the club?
Thank you for your question. I would suggest to call the cemetery where the service for your friend will be held at and ask them if this can be done, they may not, but they may allow it if you pay to get the carpets steamed cleaned?
I would like to ask, while your doing pops service can we have music playing?
Thank you for your question. I'm very happy to have music playing but very softly as we want everyone to hear what is said in the service.
Do you follow up and if so how much is this?
Thank you for your question. I call you one week after the funeral service, then three months, six months, 12 months. And I do not charge anything for this.