Family preference and tradition often help in this choice, together with knowing the wishes of your loved one. You may wish to have a service at a church followed by a cortege to the cemetery or crematorium where the final committal is held. Alternatively, you may choose to have the complete service at the church, crematorium chapel or the graveside. You may decide to have a private (family) committal at either the cemetery or crematorium.
There is no correct format a funeral must follow.
Len Russell Funeral Director has a modern funeral chapel available for your use, which seats approximately 80-100 people. Our chapel can be used for burial, cremation or memorial services, with either the whole service being conducted in the chapel or alternatively you may choose to follow the chapel service with a committal service at the cemetery or crematorium.
We hope that this website is of assistance to you. If you have any questions please feel free to call us for guidance, help or any information that you think we may able to help you with.
Flowers can be an important part of the funeral. They can express the individuality of the person who has passed away. You may wish to have stems of flowers to place on the coffin at the church, crematorium or the graveside as a final goodbye. Also, you may like to have flower petals to scatter into the grave.
If your loved one has been sick, you may choose to have donations sent to a particular organisation in lieu of having flowers sent to the funeral.
Most floral tributes are delivered to the funeral director; we will arrange them at the service and collect the cards from them after the funeral. Should you choose not to leave the flowers at the cemetery or crematorium; we can arrange to have them delivered to your house or a nursing home/hospital of your choice.
To help personalise a funeral service you may choose to add a favourite piece of music to be played. Perhaps a singer for the funeral service may help also.
As an additional help to making a memorable funeral, you may choose to have a Memorial Book for the funeral. This book contains all the details of the funeral and the names of who attended.
Sometimes people find it symbolic to release a balloon or butterfly at the funeral service. For some it symbolises releasing them from their life on earth and into their next journey of life. Children often find this helpful.
Funerals are personal, each person is different and therefore so can their funeral. Len Russell Funerals is a local Ipswich Family Owned
firm that is 100% Australian Owned, our Office, Chapel and Mortuary are situated at our premises in West Ipswich.