Crafting a service to meet your needs

There are few services you will need that are as sensitive or as personal as those provided by a funeral director. And few people really understand the extent of a funeral director’s role. It starts from the moment they are called and doesn’t end until the wishes and needs of the family are fully met.

At Walter Carter Funerals, our role includes (but is not limited to):

  • Providing prompt and personal attention at all times – 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, every day of the year
  • Transferring the deceased into our care, any time of the day or night
  • Consulting with the family about funeral arrangements and details for the service
  • Registering the death with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Obtaining death and cremation certificates
  • Providing certified copies of death certificates for insurance and benefit processing, and for probate
  • Preparing and submitting newspaper notices, including online notices
  • Preparing the deceased for embalming, if necessary
  • Preparing the body for viewing, including dressing and make up
  • Making arrangements with the church, chapel or venue of choice
  • Liaising with the cemetery and/or crematorium of choice
  • Consulting with clergy or celebrant
  • Organising a viewing
  • Supplying hearse and other funeral vehicles
  • Liaising with florists
  • Organising music or musicians for the service
  • Preparing and producing service booklets, memorial stationery and presentations
  • Helping with arrangements for after-service gatherings
  • Providing aftercare or grief assistance if requested.

At every stage of the process, the wishes of the family are paramount and Walter Carter Funerals is committed to providing the service that meets the requirements of each of our client families and best honours the life of your loved one.