Our Brisbane Funeral Director, Massimo Nodari has has a wealth of experience is every aspect of funeral arrangement. Over time there have been some frequently asked questions that arise from family members during the process of planning a funeral. Below we answer questions about funeral planning, cremation and burial services. Hopefully this will help with some of the uncertainty that often presents itself during time of a time of grief.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Funerals
What is the role of a Funeral Director?
A Funeral Director is someone who arranges the details of a funeral. From the first call received from a family member, the funeral director will look after the transportation, preparation and dressing of your loved one. They will also provide the coffin, make arrangements with the venue, celebrant, cemetery, musicians, florist, printer and live streaming service. The funeral director will also publish the funeral notice and lodge all the legal documentation required.
How do you choose a Funeral Director?
Choosing a funeral director in Brisbane is very personal. Often the family prefer to contact someone that is already known to them or someone that has a good reputation. It is important to find a Funeral Director that has a genuine compassion and care towards the families and their needs.
Why are funerals so important?
Funerals are important, saying good-bye is important. Everyone deserves a dignified send off. Having a funeral for your loved one is a sign of respect towards him or her, it is a sign of love. Dealing with a death of someone that we love can happen at one point of our life, it’s a very sad time. Having a funeral and a closure will help you heal. It will help you healing mentally and emotionally.
What is the average cost of a funeral service?
The average cost of a complete funeral service and cremation is $5,800.00. If a burial is required the cost of the cemetery fee needs to be added to this.
Legacy Funerals fees are disclosed on this website. Please visit out funerals services page and choose the service that your prefer to find the price guide.
What is the first thing I need to do when a death occurs?
If your loved one passed at home, call the doctor. If not available call the ambulance. Only after the doctor has established the death of the person you can contact the funeral director. If your loved one passed away at the hospital or at the nursing home the family will be informed by the staff and then you can contact the funeral director.
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Who is responsible for arranging a funeral?
The executor or next of kin of the deceased (The Applicant ) is normally responsible for arranging a funeral. The Funeral Director is then responsible for making the arrangements on behalf of the applicant. Family can participate in making the booking with the venue and wake or arrange flowers.
Does the funeral need to be within a specific time frame after death?
There is not a specific time frame to respect. But normally the funeral is done one week after the passing of the person. This can vary depending on cultural or religious beliefs, or if the coroner is involved. The time frame may also be longer if family is waiting for relatives to arrive from interstate or overseas.
How do I get a Death Certificate?
The death certificate information is electronically lodged by the Funeral Director the day after the cremation or burial. The original death certificate normally takes 2 week to arrive at the residence or postal address of the family.
Why do we need an Obituary Notice?
An obituary notice or funeral notice is helpful when you want to invite everyone that knew your loved one to the funeral service. Also a copy of the funeral notice can be found online and on our website. This makes searching for the funeral information via internet quite easy. Very often legal offices (Lawyers or Public Trustee) read the obituary to see if one of their clients has passed away.
What is included in an Obituary Notice?
There are two types of notices, a funeral notice and death notice. Funeral notices include the surname, name and age of the deceased. Also family and relatives names, as well as funeral service and burial details like location, day and time. A death notice includes the surname, name and age of the deceased, as well as family and relatives names, but no information about the funeral service.
What is the difference between a coffin and a casket?
The different between a coffin and casket is the shape. Traditional coffins have a body shape, large at shoulders and narrow towards the feet. The lid is one piece. Caskets have a rectangle shape and the lid can be one or two pieces.