What happens when I buy a funeral package?

For a Funeral/ Cremation arrangement the Following will happen:

  1. Funeral Venue Fee’s and Programs Print are not included, and are extra.
  2. Funeral Letter Designer use included for Funeral Packages.
  3. Cost for Schedule B-form granting consent by a Doctor for the cremation.
  4. If the person does not have a family doctor, then the cost for a doctor to fill in the B1 1663 form.

What happens when you choose this package?

  1. theFuneral.co.za notifies the funeral home of the funeral booking.
  2. The Funeral Home contacts the family and organizes with the family, to fetch the remains of the deceased from their home, hospital or old age home.
  3. We contact the family to arrange for the Cremations service at our office, or in the privacy of the family home.
  4. The Family chooses the coffin of their choice or a coffin that is advertised.
  5. The place, time and date where the service will be held.
  6. The priest, care taker, organist and church contact details.
  7. The Funeral home can arrange for the church/chapel, priest, beadle and organist if requested by the family.
  8. The details of the service as the family wants it in the funeral Letter must be completed on the necessary forms.
  9. Place where deceased must be buried will be chosen for a funeral, or the where the remains for the cremation must be sent.

What information & items are needed for these packages when you get to the Funeral Home?

  1. ID and Information of the Deceased.
  2. Any funeral policies of the deceased from any institution must be present.
  3. The Clothing that the deceased must be dressed in.
  4. Flowers to use on coffin, bouquet must be in season.
  5. Place where deceased must be buried will be chosen.
  6. Family must complete Schedule A-Form to give consent for the funeral, and a doctor needs to fill in a B form to give permission to cremate.

Only one coffin at a time is cremated during the cremation process that lasts more or less 1½ hours, thereafter the ashes are removed before the next cremation.