Before we can help you say farewell to your loved one, we need to prepare their body. The level of care we provide will depend on your personal preferences, as well as medical and hygiene factors.
We undertake basic care for each person who passes through our funeral homes. This will involve washing, dressing and preparation for the funeral.
If you are holding a viewing, we can undertake a partial embalming. This simple process helps improve the appearance for long enough for everyone to say goodbye. This type of preparation generally receives very positive feedback from families.
Arterial embalming is used to sanitise the body and slow down the natural decay process. Embalming fluids are carefully introduced into the body’s natural circulatory system. This process is several thousand years old, and may be a normal practice in your culture, but in Australia today it tends to be reserved for certain situations:
· Above ground burial in a vault or tomb
· If the deceased is to be repatriated overseas
· If a viewing will take place over several days before the funeral
Since the 1950’s we've been honoured and privileged to share in the most difficult time for more than 20,000 families, and to ease their loss in some small way. Read what they say about Timmins Funerals:
" Thank you for making dad's funeral easy and smooth. You did a great job and it was noted by many. We all appreciated your kindness"Amanda
" Please accept this card as a small token of my and my brothers appreciation for the kindness and respectful way you assisted us with the passing of our brother Ray. Frances is a credit to Timmins Funerals and her generosity of spirit is a wonderful trait."Peter
"On behalf of our Aunt Vera's extended family we would like to express our thanks for all your assistance in making this sad occasion pass with minimal stress and maximum professionalism. Vera deserved the dignity and respect shown on that day and we are all so grateful to you. Should the occasion arise we will have no hesitation recommending your services. Your good care helped ease our pain on that very sad day."Lesley
"To the operations manager Timmins Funerals, Yesterday I attended workmate Don's funeral service conducted by your group. What a respectful and comforting experience it was for me- from the initial greeting at the door, to the sensitive and useful (again) thoughts of the celebrant, finishing with your conductors kind strength. Thank you"Michael
" I would like to thank your for organising of mum's service. It all went very smoothly which is actually what is needed at such a difficult time for the family. Your professionalism and attention to detail was excellent. The printing of the service was lovely. The addition of the photo of the Hawkesbury River made it more special."Janene
"Thanks so much for the brilliant job you and your men did for Mollie. We all felt it was a perfect burial for her and appreciate your tact, warmth and generosity."Jonathan
There are different costs associated with each level of preparation which we can discuss with you at the Arrangement Conference. Certain religions prohibit the practice of embalming, and if you’re unsure then we can help you decide.
To talk with an experienced funeral director who will be able to answer all your questions, simply call us on 02 9630 9688 or fill in the form below and we’ll contact you shortly.
For priority service we recommend phoning us directly on 02 9630 9688. We respond to
ALL enquires, however, regrettably it is sometimes difficult to reach families via email.