Role of the funeral director
A personalised service to meet your needs
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):
- Provide prompt and personal attention at all times – 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, every day of the year
- Transfer the deceased into our care, any time of the day or night
- Consult with the family about funeral arrangements and details for the service
- Register the death with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
- Obtain death and cremation certificates
- Provide certified copies of death certificates for insurance and benefit processing, and for probate
- Prepare and submit newspaper notices, including online notices
- Prepare the deceased for embalming, if necessary
- Prepare the body for viewing, including dressing and make up
- Make arrangements with the church, chapel or venue of choice
- Liaise with the cemetery and/or crematorium of choice
- Consult with clergy or celebrant
- Organise a viewing
- Supply hearse and other funeral vehicles
- Liaise with florists
- Organise music or musicians for the service
- Prepare and produce service booklets, memorial stationery and presentations
- Provide 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.