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Services We Provide and Our Process

about

Funeral Directors
in Brisbane

Role of a Funeral Director
At Elysian Fields Funerals we know that you need support and compassion during what can be a very distressing time for you and your family. If no prior arrangements have been made or the wishes of the deceased are unknown, then we are here to provide you with the options and support you through those decisions.

Funerals and cremations can also involve a significant investment at a difficult time. Elysian Funerals is proud of our track record as funeral directors in Brisbane and for providing realistic pricing for full service funerals.
Read more about our funeral pricing here >

Services Provided

Few people realise the extent of a funeral director’s role. It begins when we are first called, and ends only when we are satisfied the ceremony is as perfect and complete as we can make it, and the wishes of the family are fully met. It takes about forty hours to professionally arrange and conduct every funeral. The following is a general list of services we are able to provide.

Before the service

  • Prompt and personal attention at any time, 24 hours a day, every day of the year
  • Transfer of the deceased into our care
  • Preparation of deceased for viewing (if required)
  • Embalming by qualified personnel (if required)
  • Personal consultation with the family about arrangements and the details for the service
  • Liaising with the cemetery or crematoria of your choice
  • All arrangements with church, chapel, clergy or celebrant of your choice including florists, musicians and caterers
  • Collection of medical certificates and documents. Lodgement with the appropriate authorities including,
    the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Advice on wording and placement of press notices
  • Use of our private family viewing facilities

Day of service:

  • Supply of hearse and other funeral vehicles including cars to transport the family
  • Arranging music and/or musician of your choice
  • Memorial attendance books for friends and family to sign
  • Mourning stationery – i.e. cards, etc
  • Recording of service or Live Streaming (if requested)
  • Referral to grief support (if required)
  • Provision of after funeral catering (if requested)

We know everyone is unique and no two funeral services will ever be the same.

We are experienced and take satisfaction in making sure the needs of each service match your cultural,
religious and financial circumstances.

Care & Preparation of the Person Who Has Died
Within the boundaries of the funeral directors’ professional fee, funeral directors who are professional and competently trained will carefully prepare the deceased.

Our company makes the commitment that regardless of whether the families have requested to see the person or not, we will perform our duties in a gentle, professional, and ethical way by preparing and dressing the person in the clothing that has been provided by the family.

What is meant by “preparing the person”, is that we will place them in the coffin/casket and give them the appearance of resting, as though they are asleep.

On some occasions where the death of the person has been unnatural or traumatic, we will attempt to restore and repair any damage made to their usual appearance. This process can take a significant amount of time.

Careful consideration and discussion between you, as a family, and the funeral director must also take place to ensure that your expectation and understanding of the outcome is what can actually be done to restore and repair any injuries which may have been sustained.

Testimonials

Thank you so much for all you have done to assist me during what has been the most difficult time in my life. Your caring, sensitive and down to earth nature, has made a confusing and scary time less so, and I can’t thank you enough.

You put together such a beautiful service for my Dave which touched so many people, including me. If it is possible to love a funeral service, then I did – my heart was full. So many people have told me that Dave’s service was the best funeral service they have ever been to, and that could not have happened without your seamless organising and guidance.

Thank you for being so good at what you do, and guiding me through this.

After the sudden and unexpected death of my brother, I was completely at a loss, especially as it became the subject of a coroner’s review, which made it that much worse and caused confusion about when his body would be available. Anthony showed a very high level of compassion and did everything he could to make the process as easy as possible, guiding us through every step to arrange a send off that we felt Peter would have liked. I would highly recommend Anthony’s services.

I had to deal with the unexpected early death of my brother recently which totally flawed me. As I am only young myself, I had no clue how to deal with this. Anthony was so kind, empathetic and helpful. He went above and beyond to make sure my brother had a dignified send off. I decided I wanted to say goodbye, and he did a fantastic job of making my brother look so peaceful and as he did in life. Initially it was going to be myself, but last minute my family arrived from out west and he accomodate to us all. I rang around a few different funeral homes and found Anthony by far the best. Absolute pleasure to deal with and would recommend to anyone who has the unfortunate task of saying goodbye to their loved ones.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: We are monitoring the situation and adapting our services as necessary, based on the latest health information.

Each funeral service venue has a different capacity based on indoors/outdoors and the m2 available. Contact us at any time for specific capacity. We will continue providing compassionate, personal and caring service for all of our families.

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