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Cremation Funerals & Memorial Services
Cremation has become a popular option for funerals in Mackay. It’s in fact the preference of more than 80% of Australians. The practical advantages of cremation over burial are obvious.
A cremation can be done without a memorial service. More often, however, Mackay cremations are preceded by more traditional memorial services. These can be held in our chapel at Serene Funerals.
Alternatively, the service can be performed at a chapel of your choosing. In either case, the wishes of the bereaved, as well as those of the deceased, play a defining role in the ceremonies.
With Serene Funerals, all beliefs and preferences will be accommodated with full respect to all those involved. Our crematorium is equipped to accommodate all types of funeral processions. Viewing can be arranged during memorial services prior to the cremation. We will, of course, organise every aspect of the entire process, including helping you with choosing a cremation urn.
Planning A Cremation Funeral
When it comes to arranging a cremation in Mackay, you’ll find all the help you need at Serene Funerals from Carol and her staff.
As with all of our funeral services, we offer options to suit the preferences of all those involved, including the deceased, as well as the bereaved.
Customised Funeral & Cremation Services
We are ready to customise your funeral services to suit—all faiths, all beliefs, all cultures. We’ll make sure the memorial services are a true reflection of what you and the deceased would have wanted.
With all the planning work being managed by Carol and the burden off your shoulders, you’ll be free to spend time focusing on loved ones and dealing with the grief that comes with the occasion.
Carol and her staff will be here for you whenever you need help or advice, a shoulder to lean on, or to listen when you need a sympathetic ear. You’ll be able to reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our compassion is 100%.
Cremation urns offer families a few unique possibilities. A cremation urn can be:
Contact Serene Funerals To Discuss Cremations
Cremations can be simple or more elaborate. From your perspective, however, the options you choose regarding the funeral services come stress free. Our crematorium is equipped to provide the right memorial service for you and your loved ones, whatever you choose.
Carol and her staff will take care of everything, so you don’t have to worry about any aspect of the arrangements. Don’t hesitate to call us at Serene Funerals. We will relieve you of the burden and allow you to be there for others after losing your loved one.
While planning the memorial services, Carol and her staff will provide you and your family with the best available support, even helping with financial assistance if needed. The blend of good old fashioned care and compassion you’ll find at Serene Funerals, not to mention our uncompromising integrity, is something you won’t find at other Mackay funeral homes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many people who decide to go with cremation continue to have a traditional service that takes place with a burial. No matter the decision, it may provide friends and family a sense of closure.
Yes, in most cases the body can be viewed whilst in a temporary casket. You can choose how many viewing sessions you feel will be necessary, and the cremation will then take place once these have finished. If you decide to have a service, it will normally take place after this.
People normally decide to scatter their loved one’s ashes at a place that was significant to them. Some people specify where they want their ashes scattered, and in other cases, it will be down to someone else to decide. Some people decide to keep the cremation urn at home, as a way to feel closer to the deceased.
Certain materials may not get cremated, including some metals and glass. People often want their loved ones to be cremated with a significant piece of jewellery, for example, a wedding ring. If this is the case, you can ask us for more advice.
In most cases, the cremation will take place within 24 hours of the funeral service. It is also possible for someone to witness the cremation if they so desire.