Burial and Cremation Options

Burial Options

Because the choice between burial and cremation is an important one and often an emotional issue, it is better if each individual makes this decision and tells family members before they pass away so their wishes can be followed.

Cemetery Options

In Toowoomba, the Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery and the Garden of Remembrance Cemetery are available. In Dalby – the Myall Remembrance Park; in Warwick – the Warwick Council Cemetery as well as Eden Gardens are available. Almost every town has its own cemetery. We are also able to provide services in Brisbane cemeteries and other country areas as needed.

Burial options vary, with Lawn, Memorial Headstone Lawn and Monumental Sections available. Cemeteries provide beautiful, peaceful and well maintained resting places for your loved one.

Burial costs vary, according to the cemetery of your choice. We are happy to advise you regarding the choices available.

Most cemetery plots can be used for 2 burials, or even 3 in some cemeteries. Perhaps you would prefer to purchase two adjoining plots.

This may also be the time to discuss the wishes of other family members, who may wish to consider pre-purchasing adjoining cemetery plots for future use.

Cremation Options

The Toowoomba Crematorium is situated at the Garden of Remembrance Cemetery. We can also arrange services at Brisbane and other crematoriums in South East Queensland as requested. For services held in our Heritage Chapel, the coffin will be taken to the Crematorium for cremation on the same day of the funeral unless discussed otherwise.

Current Government Legislation concerning Cremation

If, as a part of your funeral arrangements you choose to be cremated, you should make a direction in writing to this effect, signed by yourself and witnessed. Such a direction can be included in your Will, or in your pre-arrangements with us or left as a separate document with your Executors. If you do not leave such a direction and an eligible person in your family objects to cremation, your Executors have no alternative but to arrange for burial. Cremation cannot be arranged if there are written directions for burial contained in the will.

Placement of Ashes

Cremation offers more choice in the placement of cremated remains. Most cemeteries have places where the cremated remains or ashes can be placed in wall niches or garden areas. Alternatively, the family can take the ashes and arrange to scatter them at a significant place, have them buried in a family grave or keep them at home. The decision regarding the placement of ashes does not need to be made immediately, take time to consider the best option for your family. Our staff are always available to discuss the various options available.

Rest assured that if cremation is chosen, the coffin and the ornaments are always cremated – never re-used.

Urns

We stock a range of beautiful urns, keepsake urns and memory boxes and other options to keep precious remains safe. Please See a range of urns in the “Coffins, Caskets, Flowers and  Urns” webpage or contact us for a catalogue or select from our display cabinets.