Cremations in Bathurst

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Cremations—in Bathurst, as well as throughout the rest of Australia—have become the preferred choice for funerals. 8 out of 10 funerals in Australia now are cremations.

Cremation appeals to many people who can choose to scatter the ashes or keep them. Beautiful cremation urns can be used to store the ashes, which many people will keep at home.

Often disposal of the ashes—out at sea or at a favourite place—is done according to the wishes of the deceased.

In almost every instance, cremation will prove a more cost-effective option than burial.

Although usually preceded by a traditional service, cremation can be done without any formal memorial service. This would likely be the case where cost is the determining factor.

You can also have a service at the chapel of your choosing, before or after the cremation.

Your personal beliefs, as well as those of your departed loved one, will be accommodated with full respect at Godfrey Smith Funerals.
Arranging a viewing is up to you. This is often part of the memorial service before cremation, however, you can opt out, perhaps displaying the urn only.

You are free to take an active role in planning or have us carry the load on your behalf, managing as much of the proceedings as possible.

You’ll want to choose the urn from a wide range we can present to you. And it will be up to you what happens with it after the cremation and memorial service.

The cremation urn can be:
  • Kept with the family at home
  • Scattered in a place of significance
  • Scattered at sea
  • Placed in a columbarium or wall niche at a cemetery
  • Interred in a cemetery
  • Interred in a natural burial ground
These are highly personal decisions but we’ll be able to help you with them, so you can make the right choice for you and your loved one.
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