A funeral is a service celebrating your loved one’s life that has the coffin present at the service. It therefore takes place before the cremation and at a venue suitable for the presence of a coffin.
A memorial service in comparison does not have the coffin present at the service. Because of this the service can take place at a wider variety of venues and at any time, before or after the cremation. Many families choose to wait till their loved ones ashes are returned home and have the ashes present at the service.
Both types of services are able to be offered within a Bare Funeral package. Speak to our arrangers to understand which type of service may be best for you and your family. If you wish to receive a free quote online, you will see this option presented as a funeral with a coffin present, or a funeral without a coffin present - this second option is what is also known as a memorial.