How you answer this question will decide what options you have when it comes to choosing a venue or venues for the Funeral service. In most cases the wishes of the deceased are known to the family generally through word of mouth or sometimes in written form, such as a Will or Pre-arranged Funeral.
Today, in Australia’s capital cities and the larger metropolitan areas, and most regional towns,
cremation has become a more popular choice. Cremation is a respectful,dignified process that is preferred by many of today’s families. Riverview Funerals have recently developed a Crematorium on Chatsworth Island, offering a local location for cremations in the Clarence Valley. Should you wish to know more details about the cremation process, we can provide you with more information.
There are many appropriate ways for deciding what to do with your loved one’s Ashes after the Funeral. We can provide you with a range of options or answer any questions you might have. There is a common misconception that you must inter or in-urn Ashes. This is not so. Families may collect their loved one’s Ashes and either create their own memorial, such as a special garden or a pond at home or they may wish to scatter them in a
park, in the sea or at some other location of special significance. Some families have a Minister or Celebrant perform a small ceremony at the interment or scattering of a loved one’s ashes. We can also help you in selected an urn if you wish to keep a loved one’s ashes at home.
If you have chosen burial, then you may need to choose a location for the burial to take place. This may already have been decided if you or your loved one have previously purchased or reserved a grave at a particular cemetery. If you have not chosen a cemetery, we can help you with the locations of the cemeteries in the Clarence Valley. If you wish, you might like to visit each cemetery and discuss with their staff the options available in the various areas that graves are located, and the types of plaques or monuments that can be placed on these graves. Once you have decided on a cemetery, we can at the time of the Funeral arrangements help fill out the appropriate cemetery documents and book the grave and the Funeral service time on your behalf. Please click here for a list of all Councils Cemeteries in the Clarence Valley