Thorley & Sons and Horder Family Funerals offer the following information to help you understand the requirements. We have conducted many funeral services all of which have their own individual needs.
Please be confidant to speak to our consultants about any specific wishes you may have, as most requests are possible.
Where did your loved one pass away.
Who is their doctor.
When would you like to have a meeting to start arrangements.
What type of service is required? Cremation or Burial.
Where will the service be held? Church, Chapel or Graveside.
Will you require a Minister or a Celebrant to officiate.
What day and time would you like the service, confirmation of this time depends on availability of ministers/celebrants, venue and our company.
Would you like newspaper or radio notices.
Are there any clubs or organisations that you would like especially invited to be included in the notices.
Do you have pall bearers, four or six are usually required.
Do you want an organist or recorded music.
Would you like to have donations to a certain charity as well as flowers or in lieu of flowers.
Can we arrange the floral casket cover for you.
What are the Pension and Medicare numbers if applicable.
Are you having refreshments following the service.
Will anyone require a viewing.
For cremation does the deceased have a battery operated implant, eg a pace-maker.
Does the deceased have a pre-arranged or pre-paid Funeral Plan.
24 hour assistance in emergencies.
Trained staff to organise funerals locally, city and interstate.
Organisation and guidance with international repatriation.
Liaise with clergy, celebrants and venues for all arrangements.
Private transfer vehicles to convey deceased to our registered mortuaries all hours.
Trained staff to render necessary hygienic preparation and care
A wide selection of caskets including solid timber, MDF, veneer, rustic paling fence or corrugated iron and Expressions Coffins that have many different images are also available.
Expression Coffins also have ashes urns included on the above website. We can also provide a wide variety of urns from The Minter Group.
Procurement of necessary Medical Cause of Death Certificate or Coroners orders.
Obtaining Doctors Cremation certificates.
Liaise with Cemeteries and Crematoriums.
Use of private viewing rooms.
Completion of registration of death with the Registrar and arrange an original Death Certificate if required along with additional certified copies.
Notification of death to Centrelink, DVA and Medicare.
Experienced funeral director with trained courteous staff to for continued attention from beginning to end.
Provision of a hearse and lead car for the service.
Service sheets and mourner registry book.
Collection and return of floral tribute cards.
Collection of donations when requested in lieu of flowers.
Suitable grass matting, lowering device and chairs for all burials.
Trained staff to give confidential advice and guidance on all matters concerning funerals, funeral procedure and funeral costs.
It is a legal requirement under the Births, Deaths & Marriages act that all deaths be registered. When making the funeral arrangements the following information is required to register a death.
Family name and given names
Family name at birth
Date and place of death
Date and place of birth
If not born in Australia date of arrival in Australia
Usual occupation during working life
Marriage particulars including place, age and full name of spouse
Full names, dates of birth and age of children of the deceased living and deceased
Full name of both parents including mother's maiden name
Occupation of both parents
Burial or cremation details
Once the death is registered, a certified copy of the Registration of Death can be obtained. This is necessary for the completion of any legal and financial matters.
It is important to complete this information as fully as possible and for it to be accurate. If all information is not known or cannot be located we do not want you to endure further stress, information that is not provided will result in the death certificate being issued without it.
When someone dies a number of people and organisations need to be informed. This helps to finalize the person's affairs and ensures you get the help you need. This check list is a guide of whom you may need to advise.
Minister of Religion/Celebrant
Registration of Death with the Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Application for Certified Copy of Death Certificate (if required).
Department of Veteran's Affairs
Prepaid Funeral or Funeral Bond
All of the above are notified by us on your behalf.
Clubs (eg: RSL)
Vehicle Registration Licence
Professional Bodies (eg: Solicitor)
Local Electricity Authority/Gas Supply Company
Local Council (Rates)
Meals on Wheels
Health Benefits Fund (may cover some funeral costs)
Allied Health Professionals (Physiotherapist, Dentist, Podiatrist etc)
Credit Card/ Hire Purchase
Public Services (Library etc)