Gathering together in memory of someone special is the best way to honour them when they have passed away. However, unlike a traditional funeral service, the coffin or casket is not present during a memorial service.

A memorial service doesn’t tend to have a set timeframe as they can be held weeks, months or even years after someone’s death. They are often hosted by the bereaved family or the community to acknowledge the death of someone special publicly. It’s a beautiful way to honour the contribution that a beloved person has made to the world around them. And a great opportunity to reminisce and rejoice in their personality and life.

A memorial service may be held in any location such as a church, at home or sites with personal significance to the deceased. Some popular places to hold a memorial service include:

  • church or similar place of worship
  • hall or event space 
  • beach
  • park or hiking track
  • sporting arena
  • favourite bar or restaurant 
  • places of personal significance


As a respected local family owned business with real family values, Whitsunday Funerals and Crematorium is uniquely positioned to assist you with your loved one’s memorial service in the Bowen, Proserpine and Mackay areas.

Scattering Ashes

The practice of scattering a loved one’s ashes after a cremation service has grown in popularity in Australia. Most people choose to scatter ashes during the memorial service to mark an important point or occasion. Thanks to our transparency, stringent processes and special crematorium, we ensure that all ashes you scatter are from one person.

Why Hold a Memorial Service?

The practice of holding memorial services are deeply rooted in tradition but they also serve a more practical function. Memorial services allow people who might not have had the chance to say goodbye to acknowledge the deceased publicly, with the emotional support and care of others in the community.

Since there are no set guides or rules for planning a memorial service, mourners can take advantage of this ceremony to truly plan out a farewell that their lost one would love. Whitsunday Funerals and Crematorium is here to assist you at any point on the way and ensure you have a thoughtful memorial service.

Memorial Service Costs

As one of the most transparent funeral homes in Queensland, we ensure you always know the cost of our services. Our caring memorial service includes:

  • memorial service 
  • cremation/ashes at memorial service
  • memorial book
  • clergy/celebrant

Start planning a beautiful and unforgettable memorial now. Chat to us any time of the day.

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