How much does a funeral cost and what happens if you can’t afford it?

funeral planning

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Yet despite knowing the inevitable, hundreds of people fail to put plans in place to prevent their family trying to pay for funeral costs they can’t afford. And why? Because it’s not a reality people like to face, […]

Rare glimpse of Arnhem Land funeral ceremony

This article offers a raw and honest insight into how indigenous Australian’s deal with the passing of a clan member. What an incredibly amazing ceremony, so very inclusive of the entire community and maybe what we are missing in western society? Funeral ceremonies in the Northern Territory’s Indigenous communities are often spoken about, but rarely […]

Personalised and Unique Funeral Ideas

funeral planning

Losing a loved one is never easy, but a funeral is your chance to say goodbye and respectfully celebrate the life they lived. If you are planning a funeral for your loved one, our family-owned funeral home, Newhaven Funerals, has helped thousands of Queensland families personalise their services to create unique funeral legacies. There has […]

Pre Arranging a Funeral Relieves the Burden on Family Members

Funeral Education

Funeral directors witness firsthand the stress that comes with burying a loved one — the grief, emotional decisions that must be made and the ensuing tension. Many funeral directors have the ability to accept pre-payment for funeral arrangements, which can relieve some of the financial burden for families, and it’s put in a trust that can’t […]

Live streaming funerals: Technology helps mourners around the globe grieve together

Streaming funeral services

Industry moves with the times Alex Medcalf is no stranger to working with grief — his previous career as a British army soldier involved breaking the news to families that their loved one was a casualty in battle. After spending several years helping his wife’s uncle run a funeral home in Burpengary, north of Brisbane, […]