If you decide to hold a viewing, this can be a very important time for those close to the deceased. We understand how significant the decision to hold a viewing is, and we will be there to guide and support you throughout.
Many traditions and cultures hold a viewing as part of their funeral process, and in this case we will show you how to follow the traditional procedures. If a viewing is not appropriate or not desired then that is ok too, whatever you decide to do is fine.
Speak with us about the options for holding viewings. We will do everything in our power to support your choices so everyone can say goodbye.
Hold a private and personal viewing in our funeral home
This option will give you the special time you need to say goodbye to your loved one in private. Usually held by invitation only, you will be able to control the people who attend and ensure there is no need to rush.
Hold a religious viewing or vigil in your place of worship
We respect your religious rites, and will help you hold whatever kind of viewing or vigil you would like in your chosen place of worship. These events may be public or private, and you should discuss what you would like with your religious official.
Hold a public viewing just before the service
A viewing just before the funeral will allow everyone to say their own goodbye if they wish to. This can be a suitable option for a viewing if you have people who are travelling long distances and may be arriving just in time for the funeral.
With a public viewing, although everyone will have the chance to say goodbye, time limits may be required for the service to proceed as scheduled.
Saying goodbye can be a valuable part of your grieving process, and we respect your wishes at this difficult time. If you’d prefer some other place for a viewing (such as a private home or community space) then talk to us and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
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
Our experienced directors will arrange the perfect goodbye for your loved one. To speak with us, call 02 9630 9688 or simply fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon.