Practical Tips

Necessary Information:

  • Date and place of birth. If born overseas, year arrived in Australia
  • Occupation during normal working life
  • Details of marriage(s). Date, place, to whom
  • Details of children. Full names and date of birth
  • Parents of the deceased, including mother’s maiden name and both parents’ occupations

Things to Consider:

  • Clothing for the deceased to be dressed in
  • Personal items to be placed in or on the coffin
  • Music, readings, pallbearers
  • Thank you cards, church booklets or photo presentation
  • Flowers and press notices

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