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What are Funeral Bonds?

June 17, 2021Here at F.W Barnes and Son’s, we have considerable experience in helping families plan funeral services in Ballarat. When a family is grieving, it is often difficult for them to decide on a funeral’s specifics, especially if their loved one left no instructions about what they wanted or if money is tight. This is where...
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Cremations Ballarat

April 15, 2021Cremation is the process of exposing a deceased body to flame and heat, reducing the body to ash.  This is done in furnaces specifically designed and built for this purpose and the process can take several hours. The building where this takes place is called a crematorium (or sometimes crematory). The Ballarat crematorium is located...
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Ballarat Funerals – From the Vault – Sturt Street

June 12, 2018At F. W. Barnes and Son, Ballarat Funerals, this week we’ve been looking back into our files of photos and documents from the past.  We are lucky enough to have records, including hand written ledgers going back into the early 1900’s.  This weeks image actually looks like a postcard of the day?  However for some...
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Ballarat Funerals – Your Goodbye – What is a funeral?

June 5, 2018Its week four of this special little series about death, dying and funerals that was put together by the Australian Funeral Director Association.  At F.W.Barnes and Son, Ballarat Funerals, we often ask ourselves this question.  “What is a funeral?  The longer we serve in the industry the less sure we are about the answer. In...
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Ballarat Funerals – Your Goodbye – Who is a funeral for?

May 22, 2018This week at F.W.Barnes & Son, Ballarat Funerals we continue our look into the “Your Goodbye” videos.  These come from an effort by the Australian Funeral Directors Association to get society talking about funerals.  What do they mean?  Why do we bother?  How have they evolved?  The questions simply go on forever.  F.W. Barnes and...
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From our Ballarat Funerals Vault – Snow day

May 8, 2018The date tag to this photo show it as 2011, but to be truthful we are not sure of the exact date or even who’s funeral is about to be held. The day obviously held a special moment for one family and for the staff member at F.W. Barnes and Son who took this photo...
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From our Ballarat Funerals Vault

April 30, 2018This week’s “From the Vault” is a larger version of the photo from the home page of our website. It’s a photo from the Jordan and Tippett days of our Ballarat Funeral Services. The photo is believed to be taken from the eastern side of Armstrong Street South, looking west at the funeral home that...
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From our Ballarat Funerals Vault – ANZAC Day

April 24, 2018April 25th is one of our Nations most revered and respected days.  This ANZAC Day at F. W. Barnes and Son Funeral Directors we remember the “Son” part of our name.  Our name comes from Frederick William Barnes and his son Douglas Barnes.   Douglas Barnes enlisted to serve his country and the empire as a...
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