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Available 24 hours a day, every day of the year

Whenever the time comes, access the help, advice and services you need.

Peace of mind with our transparent, up-front pricing

Whether you’re planning a simple gathering or grander farewell, we ensure you and your family receive expected costs only.

Care and dignity every step of the way

Receive over 53 years of experience from our professional & approachable team. We’re each passionate about our important duty to you and your loved ones.

Feel confident we’re invested in best-practice

You’ll receive the highest standards of care and practices.  As the only members of the Australian Funeral Directors Association in the Mid West, we’re uniquely educated and trained.

Our Team

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    Faye Blanchard
    Funeral Director & Authorised Celebrant
    Faye Blanchard started Mid West Funerals in April 2005. After working as a celebrant in the industry Faye decided to realise her vision and offer high quality, affordable funeral services to the Mid West region... (read more)
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    Nikki Boyes
    Funeral Director & Authorised Celebrant
    Nikki joined the Mid West Funerals team in 2014 after being inspired by the support Faye Blanchard (Nikki’s grandmother) provided grieving families... (read more)
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    David Boyes
    Funeral Assistant
    David officially joined Mid West Funerals in May 2019 after assisting Nikki and Faye with funerals and services over the previous three years... (read more)
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    Terry Scott
    Funeral Assistant
    Terry joined Mid West Funerals over ten years ago and has been involved in all aspects of caring for passed loved ones... (read more)

Testimonials

Thoughtful Funerals

As your Funeral Directors, Faye, Nikki and the team at Mid West Funerals are dedicated to helping you create a thoughtful funeral. We give you, family and friends meaning through reflection and acknowledgement. We’ll help you through this challenging time by discussing options, ideas and we’ll support you through decisions.

If you’ve lost a loved one or thinking about pre-planning your own funeral, it’s quite normal to wonder what happens next.

Read our below explainers for answers to questions that might be on your mind.

Each funeral should be unique. The wishes of a loved one or the family are fundamental to how we organise each service.

Whilst many pre-plan their own funeral, it’s also common for preferences to be known by immediate family. Close family may also have ideas or input about how the service should be conducted, especially when preferences aren’t known.

If you’re thinking about pre-planning your funeral; or faced with giving us instructions, we’ll help you create a meaningful event that captures the essence of a special life lived.

Faye Blanchard and Nikki Boyes - Authorised Celebrants for funerals in the Mid West.

Service officiant

Are you or your loved one of faith or secular? This question is an important start when considering who will lead the service. Aligning the service officiant with beliefs and preferences is an obvious and easy way to add meaning.

Read our funeral service officiant explainer for more information on the differences between your options.

Coffin type

As well as our range of beautiful wood and wood-look coffins, we offer affordable personalised designs including complete image-wrapped and themed designs.

These unique creations can be a visually wonderful tribute to a special life lived and are without bounds in terms of images and creativity. Whilst these coffins are a spectacular way to create memories, they are quite affordable.

Discover more about our coffin range.

Eulogy

Eulogies remind attending family and friends of their loved one’s unique and special journey and can trigger many memories.

If you’re preparing a eulogy, you’re probably wondering what it can or should include. Whilst there are no rules, we’ve put together a eulogy guide to help with your speech.

Learn more about preparing a eulogy.

Location

Funeral services certainly aren’t restricted to a church or cemetery. The choice of location can add another element of meaning by holding familiarity, emotional warmth or other significance.

When planning your funeral, consider locations that bring meaning to those gathering. The possibilities are almost unlimited, however we’ve captured a handful of funeral location ideas to help you get started.

Poems

Is it hard to find the words that express your feelings? The opportunity for a heart-felt farewell message can bring family and friends together in common sincerity – but we aren’t all poets. The right poem can be a beautiful way to say what’s on your mind and in your heart. These words can resonate with friends and family through their own interpretation and reflection.

We have hand-picked a large catalogue of poems and will help you find something that says what you mean.

Bespoke Memorial Books

There is something emotionally evoking and rich about flipping through memories captured in photos.

Our skilled team craft gorgeous memorial books; combining your favourite images of your loved one, poetry, service readings, attendee signatures (and messages) and the order of service.

These customisable books are offered to our client families and make stunning tributes everyone in the family will want.

Speak to us about Memorial Books for your family.

Tributes

Objects we hold dearly become a part of us. Some things we love become a piece of our own ‘brand’ and our friends and family can come to instantly think of us when they experience something we’re connected with.

Whether it’s the hat we never take off, our prized fishing rod or that vice that’s (for better or worse) become a part of our identity – objects can be powerful symbols to the people we love.

Having physical tributes at a funeral service can be deeply moving to those that know us best.

As your Funeral Directors, Faye, Nikki and our team will help you organise placement of tributes and create a beautiful air of remembrance for all gathered.

The choice of burial or cremation is one of the most personal. If you’ve lost a love one, you might already know their preference – they might have told you or written it in their Will. When you’re aware of their wishes, all you need to do is tell us. We take care of the rest.

If you’re uncertain or thinking about your own funeral, we’ll help by showing you the differences.

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Burial

Burials can involve a committal to the ground and provide family and friends a final opportunity for farewell and reflection.

As burials have a physical site, they can be marked with a headstone, visited and tributes laid.

Typically more expensive than a cremation (depending on your shire).

Grant of Burial lasts for 25 years in Western Australia. After this term, a renewal is possible for a further 25 years at an additional cost (charged by the relevant cemetery).

A medium and 'keepsake' urn in beautiful glazed brass finish.

Cremation

Ashes of your loved one can be relocated, shared, kept or scattered.

Scattering of ashes can provide an intimate family farewell at a time and place of your choosing.

Beautiful urns in a variety of styles, colours and materials are available.

A Bio Urn option is available with your choice of selected plant seeds.

Speak to Faye or Nikki at Mid West Funerals for more information on your preferred type of committal.

Funeral services are an important time for reflection and the celebration of a special life lived. Because funeral services can include eulogies, poems; memories shared by family members; passages and more, having a service leader helps to bring it all together.

A funeral service is typically lead by a service officiant. This role can be fulfilled by anyone including a Celebrant, Minister, friend or family member. At Mid West Funerals around 70% of families choose a celebrant.

Faye and Nikki at Mid West Funerals are Authorised Celebrants and will be honoured to lead your service. Whether Celebrant, Minister, family member or friend; we’ll organise everyone involved.

Speak to Faye or Nikki to discuss your service officiant options.

Celebrant

Celebrants are authorised professionals; trained to meet the wishes and needs of the deceased and their family.  Personalisation should be core to a celebrant, and they will normally meet with the family to discuss service preferences. Celebrants are required by law to attend annual training to maintain their registration.

Faye and Nikki are authorised celebrants at Mid West Funerals. Faye has been delivering services for both funerals and weddings for over 16 years including for many denominations and cultural backgrounds. Both Faye and Nikki are passionate about the important role of personalisation and reflection within the process of grief.

Faye Blanchard and Nikki Boyes - Authorised Celebrants for funerals in the Mid West.
Faye & Nikki are Authorised Celebrants at Mid West Funerals.
Funeral services can be lead by Ministers or other religious representatives
Mid West Funerals will liaise with Ministers of your preference.

Minister

Ministers are religious representatives and are usually chosen to lead services where the deceased person or family are of faith. Services lead by Ministers vary depending on religion and personal differences; however most will refer to religious readings, prayer or ritual throughout.

Mid West Funerals are available to organise a Minister for your specific funeral arrangements.

Speak with Faye or Nikki to find out which Ministers are available in your area.

Friend or family member

A service lead by a friend or family member can be personal and relaxed. Whilst people choosing to do this usually have public speaking experience, it certainly isn’t essential. Leading a service as a family member or friend can be both rewarding and challenging, however Faye and Nikki provide support, tips and ideas for anyone thinking about delivering a service themselves.

Get in touch with Faye or Nikki if you’re considering leading a service.

Place can hold meaning

Did you know a funeral doesn’t have to be at a cemetery or church? Whilst these places are common, we can organise your service in a variety of settings including:

Ideas
Our Geraldton Funeral Home (no charge)

Favourite sports club

Home

Farm

A favourite public space

Beach

For those having a service in Geraldton, the Geraldton Crematorium also has excellent facilities, including the Max Correy Condolence Lounge.

Contact Faye or Nikki to discuss your location wishes.

When you’re dealing with great loss and involved in arranging a funeral, you’ll appreciate up-front information, best pricing and zero-pressure. You’ll be able to choose from our stocked variety of affordable wooden, laminated and wicker coffins or we’ll order you something more unique and personal. You’ll always get our best prices up-front and, whilst we’ll show you the options, each decision is personal and yours to make without persuasion.

Personal Image-Wrap

Image-Wrap coffins present you and your family with a way to visually capture the spirit of lost loved ones. Provide us with your treasured photos to create a stunning farewell all will remember.

Themed designs

Was your loved one a sports team fanatic or lover of a particular brand? Our themed coffins let you give them a send-off deserving of their passion.  

Eco-friendly choices

Sustainably-sourced plantation pine with rope handles.

 

Personalise

This stunning coffin captured Tim’s spirit through images. He drove trucks, loved the outdoors and riding his Harley.

Talk to Faye and Nikki about design for your loved one.

Theme

Choose a theme that reflects the passion. Hundreds of themes to choose from.

Be sustainable

This solid coffin is constructed from sustainably sourced plantation pine and uses rope handles in place of plastic or metal.

Though we’re based in Geraldton and Dongara, we regularly conduct funerals around WA, including:

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Mid West

Carnamah
Coorow
Cue
Geraldton
Kalbarri
Meekatharra
Mingenew
Morawa
Mount Magnet
Mullewa
Northampton
Perenjori
Three Springs
Yalgoo
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Wheatbelt

Jurien Bay
Lancelin
Leeman
Gingin
Eneabba
Badgingarra
Moora
Greenhead
Mid West Funerals are available throughout the Gascoyne.

Gascoyne

Exmouth
Shark Bay
& more
Nikki, a Funeral Director at Mid West Funerals in the stunning outback of Yalgoo after a beautiful funeral in Mount Magnet.
Nikki, a Funeral Director at Mid West Funerals in the stunning outback of Yalgoo after a beautiful funeral in Mount Magnet.
Benefits
Relieve the task of arrangements at a time of high stress

Have your wishes and preferences met

Alleviated costs from your family

Pay as it suits with our custom payment plans

And because pre-paid funerals are at today’s pre-paid prices, we guarantee you a fixed funeral service cost that won’t increase due to inflation or other price increases.

Call Nikki or Faye on (08) 9965 2100 for more information, or to arrange a confidential, obligation-free appointment.

Beautiful headstones and monuments are a dedication to timeless memory. A stone memorial provides a permanent site of peace for visiting and reflection. The uniqueness of each monument is an important reflection of a unique and special life.

We aren’t just Funeral Directors; Mid West Funerals can order and install custom designed headstones and memorials according to your wishes. Because each is unique, there are some questions we will discuss with you when organising your special monument, including:

Headstone script

  • Typically, has at least surname, date of birth and death
  • Prominent surname?
  • Marriage details?
  • Special messages?

Monument style

  • Choose from a wide range of stone colours and patterns
  • Select from pre-designed stone pieces, or,
  • Custom shape?

Monument size

  • Sizing restrictions may vary depending on the cemetery and plot allowance
White marble headstone by Mid West Funerals
This beautiful white marble headstone was installed for the Criddle family in Dongara in 2019

Grief is an experience that’s completely unique to each person and each situation. As we grieve on the inside we also outwardly project ‘mourning’, which are behaviours that change whilst we deal with loss.

According the Dr Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., receiving ongoing support from others (or giving it) is a critical piece in the journey of grief.

As a supporter, or someone seeking support, it’s important to recognise that some things we say (intentional or not) can cut grief short and be counter-productive to the process of grieving. As a friend or family member, avoid encouraging a grieving person to “chin-up”, to “keep busy” or “move on”. Statements like these are common and are made very innocently, however can have the effect of denying grief and stalling an important emotional process.

Dr Wolfelt suggests that to be most helpful “…see mourning not as an enemy to be vanquished but as a necessity to be experienced as a result of having loved.” Read more advice from Alan about grief and mourning.

Extra grief support is just a phone call away

If someone you know is struggling with grief, there is extra support available. Trained professionals are available to give advice and guidance during this difficult time at:

Australian Centre of Grief and Bereavement

www.grief.org.au

1800 642 066

Beyond Blue

www.beyondblue.org.au

1300 224 636

Lifeline

www.lifeline.org.au

13 11 14

Kids Helpline

www.kidshelpline.com.au

1800 551 800

Mensline Australia

Mensline Australia Website

1300 789 978

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby

Information, tips and contacts to support children dealing with grief.

How Children deal with grief and loss

Suicide Prevention Australia

www.suicidepreventionaust.org

 

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

As your Funeral Directors, Faye and Nikki will provide additional contacts and guidance wherever needed. Speak to us with any questions.

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Credit and thanks to the Geraldton Guardian for their 'Think Local' wrap today. Supporting local businesses is so important to our community.

Thanks again to our excellent local suppliers mentioned in our piece:
KICK solutions, Queens SUPA IGA Geraldton, Office National Geraldton, Luscombes, At The Flower Pot Finer Images, Country Womens Association - Walkaway Branch WA, Fifth Street Furniture, Jupps Floorcoverings & Tile Boutique Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets, Kings Bodyworks and GOPP - Better deals for business in the Midwest
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Credit and thanks to the Geraldton Guardian for their Think Local wrap today. Supporting local businesses is so important to our community.

Thanks again to our excellent local suppliers mentioned in our piece:
KICK solutions, Queens SUPA IGA Geraldton, Office National Geraldton, Luscombes, At The Flower Pot Finer Images, Country Womens Association - Walkaway Branch WA, Fifth Street Furniture, Jupps Floorcoverings & Tile Boutique Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets, Kings Bodyworks and GOPP - Better deals for business in the Midwest

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Deadly. You ladies are so respectful at all the funerals I have attended, even our mums.

They sure was Marion love how they help me out with dad. 👍👍👍

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Our condolences to the families effected by the recent vandalism at the Geraldton Cemetery. Monuments and grave-sites are sacred to family and friends and their desecration is incredibly distressing😢.

The Geraldton Cemetery board will today be publishing a list of the damaged sites at: www.geraldtoncemetery.com.au/2019/11/25/cemetery-vandalism-update/

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Our condolences to the families effected by the recent vandalism at the Geraldton Cemetery. Monuments and grave-sites are sacred to family and friends and their desecration is incredibly distressing😢.

The Geraldton Cemetery board will today be publishing a list of the damaged sites at: www.geraldtoncemetery.com.au/2019/11/25/cemetery-vandalism-update/

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If that's my family I'll found the people who Break this. I'll send them Next door. 😭

Heartfelt sympathy to those affected ❤

This is heart breaking and extremely disappointing that any human being could possibly get a buzz out of this desecration

So sad 4 all affected by this so disgusting true

Unbelievable can’t even see what they get out of such a vile act🤬

This is disgraceful and so disrespectful.

I do not understand why 😥

Susan Etherton will have to check

So disrespectful and disgraceful. Very sad for the families affected by this sheer vandalism.😢😢

Gabby Bellottie

Sandra McGillivray

Sharon Amos

Disgraceful vandalism 😢

Someone know something🤬

Kobi Odonoghue Ethan O'Donoghue Phillip O'donoghue

Ok... so my practical brain is in gear... can these be replaced without massive expense? And is there insurance? Is the cemetery responsible for the safe keeping when you pay for a plot?

Shameful,disrespectful and disgusting that someone can desecrate these graves.hope they get caught and get severely punished

How brainless are the dolts who did this? I shake my head in disbelief.

Heartless 😡

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