Burials & Cremations
When you choose Guilfoyle Funerals to organise a funeral, we will help and support you in every aspect of the arrangements. Our funeral director and staff at our Atherton or Mareeba locations will listen to your wishes and ensure they are carried out as you have requested. Our staff are sympathetic and experienced with loss. We can ensure a commemoration that is suited your faith and beliefs, with all necessary paperwork taken care of.
We also have two purpose-built chapels and the region’s only memorial gardens.
What to do when someone passes
A medical practitioner or family member will need to contact a funeral home of your choice to organise transportation of the departed. Guilfoyle Funerals is available 24/7 to make all the necessary transfer arrangements.
There is no rush to do it all at once, take a few days to discuss the wishes of the family and of your departed loved one. Once you have agreed on the basic details of the funeral service, make an appointment with one of our compassionate staff members to help you arrange the funeral, we can even come to you
Burials & Cremations
Funeral choices are so personal that our team are here to guide you and your family through all the possible options… from Burial to Cremation, a service held in our chapel or another venue of your choice, a small private service or a service open for all to attend.
We aim to provide a service that is tailored to honour the life of your loved one in a in a way that is respectful and reflective of the effect they’ve had on others.
Cremation is the preferred choice for up to 70% of families in Australia. We can walk you through the cremation process whether you simply want the cremation or a service to go along with it—we are flexible, delivering a personalised approach for every client. We can also help you with memorialisation options such as urns of which we have a variety of items display or can place a special order, keepsakes like jewellery, plaques and other commemorative items.
For burials, you can choose between a lawn plaque or headstone—the design is a personal choice. Burials also include transportation and the purchase of a burial plot. Our team will assist you with funeral arrangements, taking the pressure off your family members and loved ones, allowing you to focus on the many other things you have on your plate.
Other Funeral Choices
Seeing and spending time with your loved one prior to the funeral service is a personal choice and one we can discuss with you.
Placing flowers, casket spray or other items on the coffin makes it more personalised and can reflect the spirit of the deceased. There is no right or wrong item, this can be whatever suits you and your family.
A memorial book serves as a record of those who attend the service and includes the person’s name and a short note or condolence. On such an emotional day it is hard to remember everything that happens and everyone who attends.
A photo tribute is a wonderful way to share special memories at as part of a funeral service. Our team are able to assist family with the creation of a photo tribute for your loved one’s service. or family may choose to create the photo tribute themselves.
Order of Service & Tribute Cards
Order of service booklets & tribute cards are a great way of providing guests at a service with something that they can take home and keep. Our team are able to create a personalised booklet or tribute card designed around a theme family thing would be most fitting to reflect their loved one’s life.
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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.