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As your Funeral Directors, Paige 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Director, 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.
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 Paige and the team 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.
Nikki and Faye 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 Nikki and the team to discuss 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.
Paige & Nikki are authorised funeral celebrants at Mid West Funerals. They 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 Paige and the Mid West Funerals team 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 Nikki will provide support, tips and ideas for anyone thinking about delivering a service themselves.
Get in touch with Paige and the Mid West Funeral team if you’re considering leading a service.
Place holds 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 Nikki and the Mid West Funerals team to discuss your location wishes.