Funeral Options

Funeral Options

Planning funeral services

Our aim is to provide families with a special funeral service befitting your every need. Some of the most popular types of funeral services are:

  • a ‘direct committal’ cremation (no mourners present)
  • a funeral service held in a church or our chapel followed by a committal at a cemetery
  • a funeral service held in a church or our chapel followed by a private committal attended only by family
  • a funeral service in a church or our chapel with the coffin removed for the committal
  • a funeral service and committal at the graveside
  • a funeral service at another venue, such as the local hall, bowling club, a special garden or at the beach
  • a memorial funeral service where the coffin is not present, followed or preceded by a public or private burial or cremation
  • a burial preceding a funeral service of thanksgiving.

However, you may have other suggestions on the funeral service and funeral plan required – please feel free to discuss them with us.

Burial

Cemeteries

In Hobart, there are a number of cemeteries to choose from including Hobart Regional Lawn Cemetery Kingston, Pontville Catholic Cemetery, Pontville Glebe Lawn Cemetery and Cornelian Bay. In Southern Tasmania a burial can take place in any registered cemetery or any church graveyard that is still open. In some instances – with permission and compliance with council and health regulations – an internment can be on private land.

Cremation

Graham Family Funerals operates its own crematorium. This means your family can have a funeral service entirely within our chapel and there is no need to travel to another point for the committal.

Graham Family Funerals provides its own in-house memorialisation representative who will assist you with an appropriate option for plaques, placements and the memorialisation of a loved one.

There are many memorial options available for cremated remains. Most cemeteries have a niche wall and rose garden options in which ashes may be placed or alternatively they can be interred at a chosen family gravesite. We stock a variety of cremation urns and specially designed boxes in which ashes can be placed.