What do I do when someone dies?
Usually the best option is to contact us and we will guide you through what needs to be done as there are different requirements depending on where and how the death occurred.
What is less expensive - burial or cremation?
In Wagga Wagga cremation is less expensive than burial, however in the surrounding shires burial fees vary and may be comparable to cremation fees.
How soon can a funeral be held?
This greatly depends upon the certification of the cause of death. Sometimes there is the perception that the Funeral must take place relatively quickly, however time should be taken to ensure that the Funeral Service is a true commemoration of the person’s life. Things to be considered could be the need for family and friends to travel to attend the Funeral Service.
Is a viewing necessary?
A “viewing” is the opportunity to see and spend time with the person who has died, prior to the funeral. It is a personal choice whether to have a viewing or not.
Viewings can offer those chances we wish we had....”if only”, to:
How soon will I get a death certificate?
We will register the death with Births, Deaths & Marriages on your behalf. Generally we receive the certificate within two weeks of the service being held and we then forward this onto the family or their solicitor if instructed to do so.
Who do I need to notify?
Please refer to our helpful checklist on our website.
View Our Funeral Checklist
What are the benefits of pre-paying a funeral bond?
Anyone can take out a Prepaid Funeral Plan regardless of their age or state of health, and in doing so can enjoy the following benefits:
Are there any restriction regarding ashes?
No, as ashes have no legal entity therefore it is completely up to the family as to what they wish to do. Options can be to scatter the ashes (if on private property permission is needed from the owner), inter within a memorial garden, place in an ashes urn, or inter into an existing grave.