Gillam, Bevan William1970 - 2019Geraldton Cemetery130 Eastward Road, Utakarra WA 6530Fri 19 July 10:00 am
What to Expect from Us
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.
Good morning Nikki and Faye and all at Midwest funerals. Thank you so much for the way you conducted my Dads funeral. All of us appreciated the caring way you went about making sure we were attended to . The respect you showed for our beloved Dad was so comforting to us all.
From the time we walked into your comforting parlour area, so tranquil, to organise Dads funeral we had a feeling of complete trust in your ability’s. We are so glad we chose Midwest Funeral Service’s.
Thank you all again so much.
The Service was exactly how Dad would have wanted it. The price was really affordable. Mid West Funerals were professional, understanding, compassionate and very easy to talk with.
It is so hard to go through organising a funeral whilst the family are so upset with the whole emotion of losing someone you love so very much. Faye, Nikki, Sue and staff made this process calming and very easy, nothing was too hard or made difficult. Thank you for everything that you did.
My husband and I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful service you provided for his father. Kevin had gone through a lot of stress in regards to arranging the funeral and was very moved by the professional and personal touches you and your company provided. From both of us thank you very much.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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:
Favourite sports club
A favourite public space
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.
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.
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.
Sustainably-sourced plantation pine with rope handles.
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.
Choose a theme that reflects the passion. Hundreds of themes to choose from.
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:
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:
- Typically, has at least surname, date of birth and death
- Prominent surname?
- Marriage details?
- Special messages?
- Choose from a wide range of stone colours and patterns
- Select from pre-designed stone pieces, or,
- Custom shape?
- Sizing restrictions may vary depending on the cemetery and plot allowance
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:
As your Funeral Directors, Faye and Nikki will provide additional contacts and guidance wherever needed. Speak to us with any questions.