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Cremation suits the needs of many families and Guardian Funerals can help you make all the funeral arrangements to purchase a memorial site or to use an existing one at any cemetery or memorial park. We are also experienced in assisting families who require special cremation arrangements to meet their cultural needs.
Once you have decided to hold a cremation, there are a few other decisions to make. Our funeral directors are committed to helping you make the right choices and will spend the time with you to explain all of the different options available, discuss alternatives or additions to the service, and answer all of your questions.
A physical or permanent memorial in a cemetery or memorial garden has an important role to play in dealing with grief and is an important consideration when planning a cremation. Guardian Funerals experience in assisting families to make cremation arrangements leads us to recommend these cemeteries:
Our aim is to alleviate as much stress as possible by providing excellent advice and guidance. Whatever your preferences, Guardian Funerals will help you to make the right decisions.
A viewing can be a special time for some families, and in many cultures they are a standard part of the funeral service.
A viewing is a time that relatives and friends can see their loved one before the funeral service to pay their respects and say private goodbyes. Special items can be placed in the coffin by family and friends which can be a meaningful and heartfelt gesture.
Our dedicated mortuary professionals ensure each person entrusted to us receives the best of care, and the deceased does not have to be dressed in a suit. We invite families to provide clothing for the deceased that captures their spirit – like their favourite team colours, or the gardening clothes they were always dressed in.
The funeral directors at Guardian believe holding a viewing is a matter of choice and are happy to arrange for one at one of our funeral homes, at your church or any other appropriate venue, even the family home.
Guardian Funeral providers are proud to be trusted by the families of New South Wales to provide funeral services of the highest quality, regardless of your cultural or religious background, or the style of funeral you wish to arrange.
Funeral services are as varied as the lives of the individuals they are for. Each funeral has the possibility of being a unique experience which commemorates the life of a valued friend or loved one and can be tailored to meet your cultural, spiritual, emotional and personal preferences.
Funeral services styles differ. We have experience creating modern funerals, traditional funerals as well as funerals that meet specific cultural or religious needs. They can be held at churches or other houses of worship, at a funeral home, or at the location of your choice.
Whatever you decide is right for you and your family, you can be assured that your Guardian funeral director will be there to help you every step of the way.
A memorial service offers family and friends the opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of the deceased, express their grief, and say their goodbyes in an appropriate and respectful manner. It may take place at the funeral home, the family's home, a church, or even outdoors. This is a time to remember your loved one by gathering with friends and family.
The memorial service can often make a suitable addition to a private funeral service. A memorial service can also be held after a cremation if this meets the needs of the family.
Caption: Guardian Funerals, Blacktown.
Scattering or witnessing services
After a body is cremated the ashes are usually memorialised. Even when they are returned to the family for scattering it is common for a small amount to be permanently memorialised so that future generations have somewhere they can visit.
Growing in popularity is the gathering of family members to witness the scattering or memorialisation of the ashes. Guardian Funerals can assist you to arrange with your chosen cemetery a meaningful scattering or witnessing ceremony.
There are many ways to memorialise your loved ones ashes. Guardian’s funeral directors have helped families make arrangements to take them home for display on a mantle, placed in a garden of remembrance or in a family mausoleum.
Guardian Funerals can inform you of the options available to you and assist you make a decision that is in keeping with the traditions of your family.
A family gathering or ‘wake’ held after the funeral service can be an important time for friends and relatives to gather together. A family gathering is a time to share memories, help family and friends deal with loss and to provide hospitality for those who may have travelled a great distance to be at the funeral service.
Guardian’s funeral directors can help remove the stress of putting on a family gathering by assisting in the organising of the occasion for you. We can help you with venues, catering and staff so you and your family can concentrate on your guests.
You can choose one of the function rooms at our funeral homes, a hotel or club, or even your home.