The Stages of
The Journey

The process of arranging a funeral can be a daunting and emotional one and in order to help you find the information you need during this difficult time, we have broken up The Funeral Journey into 5 key stages. Each stage is designed to provide important and relevant information when you need it most.

Remember that no matter what stage of the journey you are in, our team of dedicated and understanding professionals are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to guide and support you in any way we can.

Planning
Ahead
  • This is the time to get your affairs in order
  • Carefully select your funeral director
  • Record your wishes and any other information
  • Plan the details of your funeral service
  • Relieve the burden on your family
  • Pre-payment makes financial sense, with possible pension maximization and aged care cost minimisation
  • Protect your family and yourself from rising funeral costs
Time of
Death
  • Get the support of family and close friends
  • At the time of death, contact Traditional Funerals for immediate guidance
  • We will guide youthrough the transfer of your loved one into our care
  • Your Funeral Director will contact youto begin the process of arranging the funeral service
  • Your Funeral Director will be available to support and guide you through the funeral arrangement and service
The Funeral
Arrangement
  • There is no need to rush when planning a funeral
  • Most funerals take place 5 - 10 days after death
  • Carefully collect required information in advance of the arrangement
  • Consider clothing, music and photos before the arrangements are made
  • Consider where and when to meet
  • Think about whether you want a burial or cremation
  • Consider whether you would like a religious or non-religious service
  • Consider who will come to make the arrangements with you
The Funeral
Service
  • The funeral is for those who are left behind
  • Funerals honour the memory of a loved one
  • Surround yourself with family and friends
  • Inform family and friends of the service time and location
  • Communicate with your celebrant or clergy to plan the structure of the service
  • Write and practice the eulogy. If you are having a family member or friend read the eulogy, consider who would be best to do so
After The
Funeral
  • Our dedicated support counsellor will contact you around 6 weeks after the funeral service
  • Contact us earlier if you need immediate support
  • There are no right or wrong ways to grieve
  • The death certificate is usually received within 3 weeks after the funeral service
  • In the case of cremation, ashes are generally available 48 hours after the cremation takes place
  • Liaise with the crematorium or cemetery to organise any memorialisation, such as plaques or urns

Upcoming Services

With our expertise and guidance, your memories can serve as the building blocks for a meaningful funeral service and memorial for your loved one.

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Lillian May Carseldine

Lillian
Carseldine

Funeral Service

RSL Aged Care Chapel

King St, Caboolture, QLD

Monday, 23 October 2017 at 11:00AM

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Elaine Margaret Neal

Elaine
Neal

Funeral Service

Traditional Funerals Chapel, Redcliffe

17 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe, QLD

Monday, 23 October 2017 at 10:00AM

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John Sidney Newell

John
Newell

Funeral Service

Traditional Funerals Chapel, Burpengary

636 Morayfield Road, Burpengary, QLD

Friday, 20 October 2017 at 3:30PM

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