There will be a number of factors you may have to consider when deciding upon the type of funeral for your loved one, including religious beliefs, culture, location, cost, as well as any personal requests they or their family may have had before their passing.

Traditional Funeral
A traditional funeral is held in a chapel or church and is followed by a burial or cremation at your choice of cemetery. This type of funeral can include a viewing prior to the ceremony if desired.

Alternative Funeral
If a traditional funeral doesn’t sound like the right option, a number of alternative choices are available. Non-traditional funerals can take place at venues such as parks, golf clubs, or just about anywhere else you can think of. A unique service can be created to best honour your loved one.

Memorial Service
A memorial service is similar to a funeral, however it takes place usually after the deceased is buried or cremated, meaning they are not present at the service. Memorial services are often more informal than a funeral, and can be more of a celebration of life if you so choose.

Graveside Burial Service
A graveside burial service is held at the grave at which your loved one will be buried at the cemetery of your choice. The entire service is generally held beside the grave, or, some families opt for a graveside burial followed by a memorial service.

Living Wake
A living wake is a celebration of life that occurs when the person is still alive. This might be an option if you are unwell and have been given the news we all dread. A living wake will give you the opportunity to say goodbye to your friends and family, and can act as an important stepping stone towards coming to terms with what is happening.

A cremation is an option where the deceased remains will be turned to ashes. This can happen with or without a cremation ceremony, and can take place as a part of the overall service, or privately.

Disposition Funeral
A disposition funeral is when you choose to have no ceremony – this means all steps of the process happen without any service. Your loved one may have requested a disposition funeral before their passing, or perhaps you have decided that this is the best course of action for your loved ones friends and family.

There are of course other options other than those listed here – most funeral homes will do their best to cater to any unique requests you might have. The way each person and each family grieves is very different, so there is not exactly a “correct” way to hold a funeral. If you’d like some more information or would like to discuss other funeral service options, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Why Choose Silver Dove
At Silver Dove Funerals, the caring of your loved one is looked after in-house, the entire way by our highly trained and experienced staff. We have provided care to many Queensland families during their time of need, giving us the experience, knowledge, and understanding to cater to the wishes and requests of all types of families and from all walks of life. Our genuine compassion and confidence set us apart, and that is why we guarantee a high level of service and care for you and your family. Whether you require simplicity, tradition, or a more elaborate funeral celebration, you can rely on us. Our office is in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane, where we service the greater Brisbane region, including areas such as Springfield, Greenbank and Goodna, as well as Toowoomba, and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.

If you are looking for funeral assistance, At-Need Funeral Services, Prearrangement, or Prepayment of funeral services, please reach out to us today. We can take your call anytime during the day or night on (07) 3279 5388.