Need to know
To assist you even further we encourage you to examine this added information which may be required when making arrangements

When a death occurs, there is a legal obligation to register the death with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) in that state. We will help you to supply BDM.

What if we don't want a Service in a church?

If the deceased or their remaining family members attended a church or other place of worship, that would probably be the natural choice for the funeral ceremony to take place. Keep in mind most, but not all, members of the clergy appreciate the fact funerals are becoming more personalised and there are increasing requests to have the service performed by ministers at locations other than a church.

How can we make the Service special?

By making the service as personal as possible. Try to carry out any wishes your loved one may have made, if known, by choosing a location/venue of importance for the Service. If they did not express any specific wishes, try to make decisions that you feel the deceased would be pleased with. We have conducted Funeral Services at Pallarenda Beach, Queens Gardens, private homes, sporting clubs and various function centres a number of times. By making the service as personal as possible. Try to carry out any wishes your loved one may have made, if known, by choosing a location/venue of importance for the Service. If they did not express any specific wishes, try to make decisions that you feel the deceased would be pleased with. We have conducted Funeral Services at Pallarenda Beach, Queens Gardens, private homes, sporting clubs and various function centres a number of times.

Talk to our caring team to discover more ways to make the service… special

Optional venues for Funeral Services may include:
  • The Chapel in the actual Funeral Home itself. A Civil Celebrant is available
  • A Crematorium chapel such as Woongarra Crematorium, Julago, Townsville
  • Graveside at the cemetery (Belgian Gardens Cemetery, Townsville)
  • A location of significance to the deceased eg. a rural setting, farm or beach house

If required, a larger venue such as showgrounds hall or rugby park can be arranged if larger attendances are anticipated or to meet catering requirements

If clergy does not agree to conduct the service outside the church or if a non-religious service is requested, our Funeral Celebrant is available to officiate at the ceremony.

A Funeral Service conducted by a Civil Celebrant has the same content as any other but without much religious content. We have always had such favourable comments about our Celebrants after the service is complete.

In summary you need to consider: how many people, is their wheelchair accessibility, is AV available, on site catering, plenty of parking, time restrictions and is the venue all weather.

Consider this comprehensive overview of all our services that can assist you during this emotional time
  • Provide staff to arrange funerals locally, interstate and arrange poss. overseas transfers
  • Available 24 hours a day every day of the year including Public Holidays.
  • Arrange for deceased’s transfer to our funeral home after liaising with necessary agencies
  • Co-ordination with clergy or celebrants to conduct service
  • Preparation and placement of press notices locally, interstate and overseas
  • Provide mortuary care for the deceased
  • Dressing of deceased in preparation for viewing
  • Use of private viewing room
  • Ordering of family floral tributes for casket and/or church
  • Arrange catering supplies and delivery to venue of your choice
  • Liaison with and fulfilling the requirements necessary for RSL Services
  • Arrangement of grave or crematorium requirements
  • Provision of Hearse and Mourning Coach if required
  • Collection of all Medical Certificates required ~ local or Coronial
  • Completion of Death Registrar's requirements
  • Ordering of Death Certificate and storage of cremated remains
  • Interment or burial of cremated remains when requested
  • Provide guidance on all matters concerning the funeral

Our aim is to relieve you of as much work as we can so you may then focus on being with family and working through your grief together.

What we do
If you have never had to do this before, please do not stress as we will help.
How much?
Regardless of how loved your family member was, you still need to be mindful of your budget.
Assistance
Choosing burial or cremation is a common concern… however it’s entirely up to you.
Information
We encourage you to examine this added information which may be required when making arrangements.
Contact us

47 Hugh Ryan Drive Townsville Q 4814
Phone: (07) 4755 0296
Email: enquiry@oceanviewfuneralservices.com.au

We have easy parking out the front as well as the side of our building where it's a little more private.

For emergencies: Our phone is manned 24 hours 7 days a week.

 

Consider this alternative provision...
No service cremation package from $1795.00*

Ideal for when you want something very simple. This package is a cremation only with no mourners, no ceremony, no fuss...

This service offers: unattended direct cremation, professional fees, mortuary care, entry level coffin, cremation fee (in Townsville), doctor's cremation permit, all necessary paperwork, entry level urn, a transfer during normal working hours and GST.

You can upgrade (optional extra) to a Memorial Service, the urn and the coffin.

*Not included:

After hours transfer from the place of death, Certified Copy of Death Certificate, Viewings or Quiet times.

 

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