Understanding Funerals

Understanding Funerals

A funeral is a time for family and friends to reflect on their memories of a loved one, and a time to celebrate life. But most importantly, a funeral is a time to say goodbye from those people who have been touched by the deceased person’s life. A funeral provides the chance for family and friends come together to laugh, cry and support to each other in their grief.

When Someone Dies

Death at home

When a death occurs at home you should phone the doctor. A death certificate will be issued if the doctor has treated the deceased during the past three months, and is satisfied as to the cause of death. Graham Family Funerals can then be contacted at any hour of the day or night and we will arrange the transfer of the deceased to our funeral home. The funeral arrangements can be made at a time convenient to the family.

Sudden or accidental death

The State Coroner’s Office will be notified by the doctor or police. When such a death is reported, the coroner will undertake an enquiry as to the exact cause of death. This does not mean you can not contact Graham Family Funerals about funeral service arrangements; we will liaise with them to take care of any funeral plan formalities on your behalf.

Interstate or overseas

Graham Family Funerals has connections with interstate funeral directors through our membership with the Australian Funeral Directors Association. We will liaise with the relevant consulate or local funeral directors in the area to assist with the repatriation of a loved one from a mainland state back to Tasmania.

Alternatively Graham Family Funerals can attend to the arrangements should you want to send your loved one back to his or her homeland according to their funeral wishes.