In Cairns

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Funeral Wake Services

When a loved one passes away it’s common for families and friends to want to gather to celebrate their life by organising a reception after the funeral. This is a time to share stories of the recently departed and is usually less formal than the ceremony itself.

Arranging a North Queensland Wake?

Planning for funeral wakes can seem overwhelming because there’s a lot to think about – from catering to guests, to venue and entertainment options. You may even be wondering, what is a wake?


The details are up to you and often depend on the wishes of your loved one (especially if they have pre-planned their wake) but you can get help with wakes and funeral planning from Cairns Funeral Directors.


We are dedicated to relieving your stress by offering wakes and funeral planning in North Queensland that are sensitive to your time requirements and budget. As a family-run business, we will never rush you or try to push you to decide because we understand the importance of getting every detail just right.


We want to help you organise a funeral to remember so we take a personalised approach to wake arrangements at Cairns Funeral Directors. Everyone wants to remember their loved ones in their own unique way, the wake should be an opportunity to tell stories, share photos and create a beautiful farewell.


We will take the time to chat with you and find out exactly how you would like to approach planning for funeral wakes in Cairns and surrounding areas. We’ll discuss this with complete sensitivity to your needs and we can help with arrangements, liaising with catering companies and venues and help with paperwork.


While some people prefer a small, intimate reception after a funeral, others like a more flamboyant affair to give their family members a wake to remember. We can talk you through the options available so you can work out what is right for you and your family.


North Queensland wake arrangements don’t have to be a complicated task. Because we know you already have enough to deal with, we endeavour to make it as easy as we possibly can.


Wake Services and Funeral Planning, Cairns Funeral Directors

Contact us for a free, confidential chat about planning a wake to ensure that every detail is just as your family and the person dear to you would want.


We’ll make sure that every last detail is taken care of so you can enjoy the company of your family and friends and celebrate a life properly, right down to special touches like memorial slideshows, printed photos and music selection.


Discuss your options with us for a funeral to remember. Families can now have their Wakes at Cairns Funeral Directors Chapel in a fully air-conditioned, comfortable environment.


It is the family’s choice to either provide the food themselves or have the Wake catered for.


We set our Chapel up to suit Families by providing tables and chairs and soft background music by request.