As one of Queensland’s leading funeral services provider, Whitsunday Funerals and Crematorium offers consistently reliable advice and guidance during a harrowing time.
A common way to say goodbye in Australia is through cremation services. A cremation is a funeral option where the deceased’s remains are disposed of by burning it to ashes— which is a very symbolic and cathartic gesture. Although this is usually done after the funeral ceremony, the cremation service can be a part of the funeral service or a separate ceremony.
Choosing to cremate your loved one comes with several benefits. Cremations are often cheaper and provide more options than a traditional burial service. This is why about 70 per cent of people in urban areas and 56 per cent in non urban areas opt for cremation.
As a family owned business with funeral homes in Bowen, Proserpine and Mackay, Whitsunday Funerals and Crematorium is uniquely positioned to assist you with your loved one’s cremation. Particularly as we operate a low volume cremator, meaning you can expect the ashes to be one hundred per cent belonging to your loved one.
What’s Involved in Our Cremation Services?
It is essential to complete and submit all the necessary paperwork and obtain a death certificate before you begin arranging a cremation service. Our very experienced funeral directors can assist you with everything you need at any point in the process.
Firstly, the body is prepared and non flammable or dangerous objects are removed before the deceased is placed in a coffin of your choice for the funeral service. All handles, flowers and personal belongings remain with your loved one and are cremated together. You’ll be invited to view the cremation service if you desire, as an opportunity to say any last goodbyes and give yourself the gift of closure.
It’s important to us that you don’t have any extra burden at this time.
Integrity and Pride
Our state of the art cremator has quick heat and cool down technology which eliminates the need for any pressure of higher turnover or other unethical business practices that are sadly common in the industry.
We provide professional and caring cremation services that put you and your loved ones before anything else. Additionally, we can help you organise the funeral service, provide transportation and cremate your loved one with care, integrity and transparency.
Cremation Services Package Cost
As a leading funeral home that is known for its transparency, it’s important to us that we are always upfront about costs. Here’s what you can expect with our cremation services.
- transfer into our care from within 70km's of our Mackay location (24 hours, 7 days per week)
- mortuary care
- professional Fees for a single service
- service in our chapel
- consort coffin and nameplate
- death certificate
- cremation fees
- cremation permit
A direct cremation with no service: $2,300
Cremation with service: $4995.00 + (Mackay Costs ONLY)
+ Additional cost: flowers, newspaper, clergy/celebrant, funeral stationery, memorial book.
If you want to honour your loved one with respect, let’s discuss our cremation services today.