Our role to you
Arranging a funeral service does not have to be difficult or confusing. One step at a time, the professional staff at Albany Funeral Directors will take you through the decisions that need to be made and help you make the choices that suit your needs.
We can come to your home, the hospital, visit us at our premises or wherever you feel most comfortable - you and your family are always our first concern. At each point we will check that you understand everything, answer your questions and offer you caring support.
Most importantly we try to bring your loved one into our care as quickly as possible and we make contact with you as soon as your loved one is in our care. This we prioritise to put your mind at ease.
Our professional staff will organise all the legal paperwork. However, we do need you to supply family history and information.
Our aim is to provide professional ideas, support and direction so the funeral can be tailored to your emotional, spiritual and financial needs. We take this care because we know how important a meaningful funeral will be to you and your family.
Depending on your culture, your family traditions and the life of your loved one, you may want to consider:
Offering the best value in funeral pricing is very important to us. We believe in tailoring our services to meet the budgets of all families. We offer competitive funeral pricing and welcome discussing our prices with you. You may inquire about our services by phone, in person or the internet.
The costs comprise of several components:
Fees associated with arranging, planning and conducting the funeral service, including documentation and certificates, clergy / celebrant fee, mortuary care, transfers, mourning cars, hearse, liaising with cemeteries, crematoria, newspapers, florists, incidental disbursements and any necessary liaison with health care facilities, or Coroner's Office.
These costs vary dependent upon the Cemetery or Crematorium. The costs are set by the respective facilities, regardless of the Funeral Director concerned.
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Plaques, headstones, monuments, vaults, niche walls or other options. Such matters are in the province of the selected Cemetery or Crematorium and will need to be negotiated by the family. However, Albany Funeral Directors can provide impartial advice if required.
The other way Albany Funeral Directors can help you is when you arrange and prepay a funeral service with us.
A pre-paid funeral plan is simply a funeral planned and paid for in advance. Prepaying a funeral means you make the important decisions and arrangements yourself, saving you money and it protects your loved ones from the complication of arranging a funeral at an emotional time.
There are significant benefits to organising a pre-paid funeral:
For more information contact Albany Funeral Directors on (08) 9842 3443.
What to Do When a Death occurs:
The death of a family member presents a lot of things to do. This list has been prepared as a guideline to assist you to notify relevant departments and organizations that may need to be advised of the death of your loved one. We cannot guarantee that this list covers all entities but is a guide to make things a little easier.
For any questions about the making of funeral arrangements, please contact us at any time. We will always give you any cooperation and assistance that you may require.
At Albany Funeral Directors, we continue to support you for as long as you need us. We are always happy to give advice, point you in the right direction or help you commemorate the life of a loved one in your own personal way.
On these pages, we have tried to provide you with as much information as possible to try and explain what you (or someone close to you) are going through. The grief process is different for everyone: yet, there are many similarities that we can share with you. And, we will be here to help you remember your loved one in the most appropriate manner for you.
We don’t consider ourselves in the business of helping people arrange funerals; we are in the business of helping people. That’s why we are with you whenever you need us.
Grief is a natural response to the loss of an important person in our life. To assist those that may be looking for support and assistance listed below are a series of links to organisations that can help.
Many families find this type of bereavement support very helpful especially during the first year after the death of a loved one.
Samaritan Befrienders Crisis Line – 9842 2776
The Lighthouse – A Beacon of Light and Hope for those Bereaved by Suicide – 9842 1549.
Lifeline – 13 11 14 - www.lifelinewa.org.au
The Compassionate Friends of WA - www.compassionatefriendswa.org.au
SIDS and Kids WA - www.sidsandkidswa.org
Mensline – 1300 789 978 - www.mensline.org.au
Catholic Care – www.centacare.org.au
Road Trauma Support Team – 1300 367 797
Beyond Blue – www.beyonblue.org.au
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement – www.grief.org.au
The Australian Institute for Loss and Grief – www.lossandgrief.com.au
Child and Youth Health – Young Adult Health – www.cyh.com or Loss and Griefhttp://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=240&np=298&id=2104
Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief – www.earlytraumagrief.anu.edu.au
The Cancer Council Western Australia - www.cancerwa.asn.au
Centrecare - www.centrecare.com.au
Compassionate Friends - www.compassionatefriendswa.org.au/
The Samaritans - www.thesamaritans.org.au
Solace Association Inc. (WA) - www.solace.org.au/westaust.htm
Women and Newborn Health Service - Pastoral Care Services (Chaplaincy)