The commencement of the funeral arrangements is the appointment between your family and funeral consultant where we meet at a convenient time and location for you.
To make it more comfortable and easier for your needs to be understood and carried out Millingtons always try to ensure that each family has one point of contact throughout the funeral and, where appropriate, your cemetery arrangements.
Funerals are an important occasion – a way to say goodbye and to celebrate a life. At Millingtons, a funeral is very much what you want it to be. Whether you choose a religious or civil ceremony, a funeral is your chance to say goodbye to someone you love in your own way, or in accordance with the deceased person wishes.
When you lose a family member, it’s comforting to know you can turn to another family for support. Millingtons is in the unique position to be able to provide you with every option in funeral and cemetery service, allowing you comfort of knowing you can deal with the one company for all your arrangements. Whatever you choose, wherever you are across Tasmania, with Millingtons you can be sure of a funeral service that’s right for you & your family.
Where possible Millingtons will ensure that a funeral service is a unique experience. We feel that it is critical to honour the special lifestyle of the deceased. Selection of items such as music, poetry and photos add atmosphere to the service. Our consultants are there to guide you through all the choices and options associated with a funeral service, but they can also recommend other ways of making the service symbolic and memorable. Every consultation is different; however each funeral consultant at Millingtons is there to assist you and your family in creating a meaningful final tribute to your loved one.
When arranging a funeral, you’ll need to decide on:
- Burial or cremation
- When and where you would like the funeral to be held
- Religious or celebrant service
- Music, eulogy, poems, readings, flowers, pallbearers, photos for service booklets
- The type, style and colour of a coffin
- Family or friends involvement in the service
- RSL, Masonic or other organisations that may be involved
- What clothing you want for the deceased or items to be placed in the coffin
- Viewing of the deceased, which can be an important part in the resolution of grief
- Catering after the service at Millingtons or back at the family home and
- Placement of ashes or monumental work for the grave.
There is a lot to think about, but Millingtons is always there to help. Our staff can help you with all of the arrangements, regardless of your requirements.
Celebrating a life
At Millingtons we believe a funeral is about the person who had died and honouring their wishes, but it is for the living. It is a chance for you, your family and friends to come together to mourn the loss but most importantly to celebrate the life of the deceased. It is an opportunity to come together and remember the person’s life and achievements and to say goodbye in a way that is appropriate to you and your family. At Millingtons, a funeral can give strength to the bereaved family and friends, it may assist in the acceptance of the death and it will allow all to openly express their emotions & to begin preparing for the future.