Cairns Funeral Directors
Personalised Funeral & Cremation Services in Cairns
In the most trying time for your family, the last thing you want to deal with is the enormous cost of a funeral.
Simply Affordable Funerals & Cremations specialises in creating personalised services that help you express your love for your
departed loved one, friend, partner or relative.
If you’re planning your own funeral in advance or have just lost someone close to you, we can help you navigate this sensitive time with a variety of services.
Wherever you decide to hold the funeral service, in a church or a place that held special significance to your loved one, know we offer affordable
funerals & cremationsin Cairns and will help you to organise a service that truly celebrates your loved one’s life.
From a simply affordable service to something extravagant that shows off the personality of your loved one—our directors can create a unique ceremony to meet your requests.
Many people express their wishes to their families to be cremated after death, this can reflect a lower-cost option.
Our Funeral Planning Process
No one wants to have to plan a funeral. The loss of a loved one is painful, daunting and fraught with stress. There are any factors a next of kin will have to deal with when arranging a funeral, from small details like first calls and transportation of the deceased to planning the service and all relevant financial and administrative matters.
If the funeral has not been pre-arranged, the days following the death can be a whirlwind of change, pressure, and hard-to-make decisions. That is why choosing the right funeral director is imperative.
They will help you handle all decisions relating to the funeral at our funeral parlor and can even take control of relevant financial details when required—allowing you to focus on grieving and getting through such a difficult time.
We are affordable funerals, taking care of you at this special time.
See our guide to planning a funeral below:
Deciding On The Service
If your loved one never made their wishes known, choosing between a burial or cremation can be difficult without all the necessary information at hand. Our funeral director will walk you through the benefits of each, taking into account your budget and the deceased’s religious beliefs.
Many people have quite strong feelings on this subject, as respecting the remains of their loved ones is of the utmost importance. For some, the concept of scattering or keeping ashes is comforting, while to others burial or entombment in a mausoleum is preferable. This decision is one of the first you will have to make.
Planning The Funeral
There are many things to consider when planning a funeral service, including the venue, flowers, music, catering, speeches, and more.
A funeral director can help simplify this entire process by putting the options right in front of you.
Whether you want the service paired with the burial or wish to have a wake, our funeral directors can help you organise the entire event.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
The loss of a loved one can be a challenging time, and funeral arrangements are just one area that can raise lots of questions. We’ve answered some of the questions we are asked most frequently below. If there’s something else you’d like to ask though, please click here to contact our friendly and experienced team.
Q. What areas do you serve?
A. At Simply Affordable Funerals & Cremations, we work across Cairns and the greater Tablelands region, including Mareeba and the Atherton Tablelands to provide deeply personal and meaningful funerals, for about half the cost of larger funeral homes, without compromising on quality.
Q. When is the right time to contact you?
A. Our staff are on hand 24/7 to help guide you through one of the most difficult times of your life. You can reach out any time after the death of your loved one, but we usually recommend contacting us once all police and medical procedures are completed.
Q. Can you help with more than just the funeral?
A. Absolutely. We know how confusing and overwhelming this time can be, so we can also take care of:
- Liaising with the appropriate place to collect the body of the loved one.
- Obtaining a medical certificate for cause of death
- Assist you with determining whether any funeral or life insurance is available
- Helping with planning the wake.
If there is anything else we can help you with, we are always on hand to support you and your family.
Q Which family members are responsible for planning a funeral?
A. Legally, responsibility rests with the executor of the will – generally the next of kin or another agreed person. This person must agree to any major decisions relating to burial or cremation.
Q. How can you help the funeral service recognise our family member?
A. Our friendly and compassionate staff are here to help make your loved one’s funeral service a truly personal celebration of their life in every way. Some common elements include music, images, floral tributes, personal memorabilia, candles, flags, and service medals.
Q. What is the difference between a coffin and a casket?
A. A coffin is tapered roughly to the shape of the body, being widest at the shoulders and narrowest at the feet, with a fully removable lid. In contrast, a casket is rectangular with a hinged lid and can be made from a variety of materials. It is for this reason that caskets are the preferred choice for modern funeral services.
Q. Why prepay for a funeral?
A. Prepaying for a funeral allows you to plan your final goodbye, while also easing the financial burden on your loved ones. It allows you to make decisions about the ceremony, as well as whether you would like to be buried or cremated, which may provide greater peace of mind to your family.
Q. Why choose a local funeral home?
A. At Simply Affordable Funerals & Cremations, we are a small, family-owned and run business with a sole focus on helping you remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. We are not concerned with making as much money as we can, or with other corporate mandates. Our only priority is you and your family during this difficult time.