The Role Of A Funeral Director

The Role Of A Funeral Director

Losing a loved one can be devastating and leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed by the task of planning a funeral, burial or cremation.


When you contact a funeral director, they will help you determine the best choice of service to ensure your loved one is memorialised in a way that is respectful and dignified.


Walking you through the process from beginning to end, they will help you organise your chapel service, including flowers, music, catering and more. Whether the departed wanted a burial or cremation, the funeral director provides a range of coffins, caskets and urns from which to select.


Burial plaques, repatriation, financial assistance—funeral directors can assist with every aspect of commemoration, giving you a sense of compassion and peace of mind when you need it most.



Chapel Services

There are many things to think about when organising a chapel service. Choosing a venue, designing floral tributes, deciding between a burial or cremation—when you talk to a funeral director, they will handle every step of the process so you can focus on getting through this difficult time.


Talk to the funeral director about creating custom booklets for the service or organising catering and flowers. You can even take the burden off your own loved ones with a pre-arranged funeral, which allows you to organise your entire memorial service in advance, so your family isn’t left shouldering the burden should the worst happen.



Burial or Cremation

A funeral director will help you choose between a burial or cremation if your loved one never made their wishes known. Outlining the associated benefits of each, they will also allow you to choose from a range of coffins, caskets, urns, plaques and headstones, depending on what type of service you select.


This allows you to tailor the commemoration to match your loved one’s personality and memory. Funeral directors have extensive experience providing this service, meaning they understand your pain and can empathise with your loss.


They will do everything possible to take the stress off your plate and give you a sense of reprieve so you can get through the worst of your situation.



Financial Assistance

Funeral directors can also help you determine if you’re eligible for any form of financial assistance to take the burden off yourself and your family. Because death is often a surprise, many families are not ready for the associated expenses.


On top of that, there is a range of legal and financial bureaucracy to navigate. A funeral director can file all necessary paperwork on your behalf and walk you through the entire process to organise a service that’s reflective of the life your loved one lived. By ensuring you’re getting all the help you’re owed, a funeral director takes some of the burdens off your hands.


Contact Us

Contact Cairns Funeral Directors today for burials, cremations, chapel services, repatriation, wakes and more. Call our team on 07 4053 7499 any time of the day or night.