Ballarat funeral services

Ballarat funeral services preparation

F.W. Barnes and Son Funeral Directors have been arranging funeral services in Ballarat since 1895 and we understand how every life is unique and therefore each of our funeral services has to be unique to reflect the singularity of each and every life.

When arranging a funeral service in Ballarat it is important to understand that as well as arranging a service that reflects and honours the deceased, the service must also provide lasting memories for the family and loved ones of the bereaved. There is no doubting the important role funerals play in the grieving process following a death and F.W. Barnes and Son take great pride in providing funerals that ensure an appropriate and memorable opportunity for family members, friends and colleagues to gather, pay their respects and say a final farewell.

F.W. Barnes and Son have wide experience acquired during our 120-plus years as one of the leading Ballarat funeral homes and we will provide advice on how best to create a funeral service that captures the character and spirit of the deceased, including assistance with:

  • The preparation of eulogies and selection of readings, music and hymns, if required
  • Organising viewings of the deceased
  • Arranging the date, time and location of the funeral service
  • Arrangements with the cemetery or crematorium
  • Selection of the coffin or casket
  • Floral arrangements
  • Transport options for family members
  • The selection of coffin bearers and instructions about their role
  • Online funeral and death notices and tributes
  • Newspaper death and funeral notices and obituaries
  • Creation of an audio-visual presentation about the life and times of the deceased

Floral arrangements

F.W.Barnes and Son have many options and designs of floral arrangements for funeral services, we can provide pictures and discuss what type you would find fitting on the day of the funeral service. Floral arrangements are available in double or single ended coffin arrangements or floral bouquet sheaths.

Booklets for funeral services

The team at F.W. Barnes and Son has many years’ experience helping families with booklets for funeral services. We can provide examples of the various funeral booklets we have available and we will then ensure the booklets are printed and ready in time for the funeral service. Prices for funeral service booklets, postcards or bookmarks vary depending on page numbers, and numbers required prices generally start about $2.50 each.

Music for funeral services

F.W. Barnes and Son have all necessary licences for music and songs to be played at funeral services and we also have the equipment to ensure high-quality sound reproduction. F.W.Barnes can provide all your service music.

Audio-visual presentations for funeral services

F.W. Barnes and Son can provide high-quality audio visual presentations for all funeral services in Ballarat. Our funeral home can create a presentation to screen at the service. Talk to the staff at our funeral home about an audio-visual presentation.

Live web streaming

F.W. Barnes and Son can provide high quality live web streaming of our funerals service within our funeral home. This is a great option when a family member is unable to attend a funeral service due to distance. Talk to our staff about our live streaming.

Contact our Ballarat funeral home

Please be assured the staff members at our Ballarat funeral parlour will guide you through the funeral arrangements and all funeral service details. You can call F.W. Barnes and Son Funeral Directors on (03) 5336 1211 or you can contact us online.

F.W. Barnes and Son is available for all information about funerals, including advice on what you should do when somebody dies, the cost of funerals and pre-paid funerals in Ballarat, funeral arrangements and services, coffins and caskets available at our Ballarat funeral parlour, refreshments after the funeral service, death and funeral notices and information about churches, cemeteries and crematoria.