Step by Step
STEP 1 - Contact Generation Funerals
For many a death in the family can be a difficult time, particularly if you have been placed with the responsibility of the funeral arrangements. If you have never arranged a funeral before or even if you have arranged a few, it is always a calming thought to know that Generation Funerals can be contacted anytime throughout the journey.
At Generation Funerals we know that there are times when a funeral can place a strain on emotions, relationships and finances. We will guide you through the arrangement process to create a truly fitting farewell that is reflective of the journey of life lived.
Whether the death of a loved one is expected due to illness, unexpected and sudden or you are planning your own funeral, you can rely on Generation Funerals to assist at any stage through out the arrangement journey. Know that you can turn to us for guidance.
We have tribute centres located at Bundaberg and Kingaroy and will assist families all over Australia. We can help in sending or bringing a loved one back home. Our experienced team will keep you informed at every step of the process.
Contact us by using the following methods
Ph: 1300 011 725
TRIBUTE CENTRE DIRECT CONTACT DETAILS
Bundaberg Tribute Centre
22 Toonburra Street,
Bundaberg Qld 4670
Phone (07) 4153 3301
Kingaroy Tribute Centre
19 Markwell Street,
Kingaroy Qld 4610
Phone (07) 4163 6777
STEP 2 - Cremation or Burial
Choosing cremation or burial is very much a personal choice. There are many factors that may influence the decision process including beliefs, faith or religion, price and previous family discussion.
We understand this decision can be one of the hardest, particularly if the deceased had not spoken about or specifically written down their wishes. In this circumstance it is the next of kin, the executor of the estate or the commissioner of the funeral who will make this decision.
Knowing the difference between the two methods can assist in the decision making.
Cremation is the process where by the deceased, their casket or coffin (including handles), floral tributes and any personal affects placed with the deceased are incinerated by the way of a cremator. A strict identification process and legislation is followed throughout the cremation ensuring that the ashes that are returned to the family are that of the deceased.
Following the cremation and the return of the ashes there are many ways to memorialise the ashes. These options include the scattering of the ashes at their favourite location/s, the separating of the ashes between family members, the placement in urns, cremation pendants, interment of ashes into a memorial niche wall, memorial garden or cemetery plot or even turned into diamonds. The options are varied and vast and can be a combination of the above.
The choice of burial as a final resting involves choosing a cemetery for the interment of their remains into the earth. The casket or coffin again is interred complete. Burial is generally more expensive than cremation because the purchase of the rights to the burial plot and associated preparation fees. In most cases the cost of a headstone or monument may also need to be factored into the overall cost associated with the burial.
Above ground burials are also possible when interment takes place in a mausoleum or above ground crypt. Embalming is usually mandatory in these circumstances and there are also other casket preparation requirements.
Private burials on private land is also possible under certain criteria. Speak to our team to discuss this option further.