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Guilfoyle Funeral Services in Atherton and Mareeba
At Guilfoyle Funerals, we offer compassionate and caring funeral services in Atherton and Mareeba, providing around the clock assistance when you need it most. Let our sympathetic staff help you make your loved ones’ funeral arrangements in a way that celebrates their life. We offer culturally appropriate services that can be personalised to your faith, beliefs and traditions.
We handle all aspects of the funeral, from organising the birth, deaths and marriage paperwork to funeral transportation. There are no rules, we handle all aspects. We work with your needs and the wishes of your loved one.
As part of our service, our funeral director takes care of any payments on behalf of the family.
Pre-Plan Your Funeral
Pre-planning your funeral can relieve your loved ones of the responsibility when you pass away.
Funeral Services In Atherton and Mareeba
Guilfoyle Funerals offers compassionate and practical support and assistance when you lose a loved one. Our Mareeba and Atherton funeral directors will help you meet your legal requirements, as well as ensure all funeral arrangements are performed according to your specifications. Contact us any time of the day.
3 Nasser Road
Atherton QLD 4883
07 40 912 147
45 Constance Street
Mareeba QLD 4880
07 40 921 013
Chapels & Memorial Gardens
Located at Mareeba and Atherton, Guilfoyle Funerals offers 2 purpose-built chapels and the region’s only memorial gardens. Our memorial garden is a peaceful and serene outdoor space designed to honor the memory of your loved ones. The garden is a place where families and friends can come to remember their loved ones in a natural setting.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When someone dies, who pays for the funeral?
The person, the informant, usually the next of kin of the immediate family.
How much does a funeral cost?
The cost of a funeral depends on the type of service, coffin or casket, burial or cremation fees, plot, a headstone or memorial plaque.
Is it cheaper to be buried or cremated?
Cremation is usually the cheaper option because there is no requirement to purchase a burial plot.
What is the difference between a funeral and memorial service?
Essentialy all the same preperation the only real difference is there is no coffin at the service and no hearse, the funeral director does not need to be there but can be there to assist if needed.
Can we make the funeral personal?
Yes. A funeral is very personal and there are no rules. we are here to help, in some areas, there may be permissions needed if wanting to carry out a funeral in a particular place.
Can we have a viewing?
A viewing is a very personal choice. Spending time with your loved one can benefit those left behind. It can offer them closure and can be helpful in the grieving process and the acceptance of death.
Why are funerals expensive?
There 32-40 man hours dedicated to each funeral. Plus all the other associated cost that go into each funeral. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of professional service to each family.
Do I have to register the death before organising the funeral?
No. If the death has not been registered by the hospital or nursing home, Guilfoyle Funerals will arrange for the death to be registered with the proper authorities.
What happens with a coffin in a cremation?
Your loved one remains in the coffin you have selected throughout the entire process.
Is more that one person cremated at a time?
Who speaks at a funeral?
Priest, Minister or Religious Leaders. Otherwise, it can be officiated by one of the family or a celebrant or a combination of both.
Do we have to have a funeral? Why should we?
No – again there are no rules. The reason why Funerals, have been an important ritual and often help people say goodbye. A Funeral offers the completion of the person’s life. It gives a time and a place for all to grieve together, celebrate, and give gratitude for our loved ones’ life.
People We Have Cared For
I was a full-time carer for my mum for over 15 years, when she passed I was inconsolable. Guilfoyles and their amazing staff went above and beyond for me. I couldn’t bear the thought of the whole process and I was ringing up asking about mum and Jess (admin) delivered such caring and personal service that made the whole experience that much easier. I highly recommend using Guilfoyles for this extremely difficult time.
I had to say goodbye to my amazing brother Daniel Mitchell And I would just like to say how amazing Guilfoyle funeral Staff Handled a very Uncomfortable family situation So professional And felt like they generally really cared! So from the bottom of my heart thank you so much too guilfoyle funeral services.