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DIY Funeral and Memorial - Information Organiser

This funeral information organiser can be used to gather information

  • when thoughtfully pre-planning your funeral, or
  • when organising a funeral.

The Personal Profile page will help you gather the information required by the Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages.
The Funeral Guide page has detailed explanations and information about the options are available to you.

Name, Address, and contact information of the Next of Kin or Executor of your Will who would be expected to make your funeral arrangements Name:
Address:

Contact phone numbers:
Email:
Name and Address of the Solicitor or other person holding your Will Name:
Address:

Contact phone numbers:
Email:
Do you prefer Land Burial, Entombment, Sea Burial or Cremation? Land Burial / Entombment / Sea Burial / Cremation
Do you prefer a Funeral Service or a Memorial Service, or none? Funeral / Memorial / No service / Any other option:
Pre-service viewing of the deceased Yes / No

Where?

When?

Any special requirements?

Venue for your Funeral or Memorial Service Time of Service:
Venue Name:
Address:

Person to contact:
Contact numbers:
Email:
Name and Address of preferred person to conduct Service / Memorial Priest / clergy / celebrant / friend / relative:
Name:
Address:

Contact numbers:
Email:
Are there to be refreshments or a Wake? Yes / No
Time:
Venue Name:
Address:

Person to contact:
Contact numbers:
Email:
Will there be more than one service, for example a larger public service and then a small private committal? Separate Private Committal: Yes / No
Venue for your Private Service Time of Service:
Venue Name:
Address:

Person to contact:
Contact numbers:
Email:
Name and Address of preferred person to conduct Private Service Priest / clergy / celebrant / friend / relative
Name:
Address:

Contact numbers:
Email:
Funeral Director (if any) with whom arrangements have been made? Name:
Address:

Contact numbers:
Email:
Any pre-paid funeral policy? Company Name:
Address:

Contact numbers:
Email:
Type of Policy:
Policy Reference Number:
Plot (if any) new / re-open
Entombment
Plot / Entombment Reference:
Name of Cemetery:
Address:

Contact numbers:
Email:
Ashes Scatter / Inter (bury)
Where:


Service Information

Any preferred songs?



Any preferred poetry?



Any pre-recorded messages?



Any written messages to be read?



Any preferred speakers for the eulogy?



Any other preferances that you want the funeral organiser to know?



Preparation of printed Order of Service?


Pallbearers Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

Flowers/ Donations to? :

People to Notify

Where should Obituary Notices be placed? :




Is there any preferred wording you want? :





A suggested list of some of the people and organisations that should be notified:
If you are pre-planning your funeral it is helpful to record contact details, membership numbers, etc.

  • Family
  • Significant Friends
  • Lawyer
  • Accountant
  • WINZ
  • Library
  • Automobile Association
  • Clubs
  • Organisations
  • RSA
  • Subscriptions (to cease or change address until subscription ends)
  • Others

Information for the Executor of your Will

A few Tips for Funeral or Memorial Service Planning

This service is all about remembering the deceased. The best way to remember the deceased is to think of them as in life. If the person was fun, loved Hawaii, and abhorred all things depressing, you could request that funeral guests come in Hawaiian shirts and pass out leis. If your family is more traditional or conservative, a more subdued funeral with guests dressed in black may be more appropriate. Tailor the funeral to the deceased and it will always stand out in the minds of the guests.

A funeral or memorial service can be held near the time of burial or cremation or at a later date.

The choice whether or not to have the casket or urn present at the service is yours.

Having a viewing service or wake is also up to you.

Personalize the service as much as possible.



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