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Funeral Services

Our dedicated team is here to assist you and your family during this difficult time. We understand that every family is unique and we are here to provide personalized service tailored to your specific needs.

We are here to help and support you during this difficult time, and we look forward to hearing from you.


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.

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