Cremation Services

Cremation has become a popular way for many families to honour their loved ones. However, not everyone is aware of the available options during this process.

In recent years, the number of families opting for memorial services has increased dramatically. Once considered an American trend, it is now accepted in Australia. This option is appealing to those who do not wish to adhere to traditional funeral practises, such as having the casket present during the ceremony. Families can choose from a variety of locations other than a church or crematorium chapel, without coordinating with clergy or cemeteries. This affords friends and family the opportunity to plan for the occasion without feeling rushed.

Choosing cremation does not necessarily preclude a funeral service in a church or chapel. In such instances, the minister or priest can give the final blessing at the church before the hearse departs, and the family can bid their loved one a personal farewell.

At Candlepines, we recognise that the needs and desires of each family are distinct. For this reason, we offer a range of cremation services to accommodate these differences. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process, answering any questions you may have and ensuring that the farewell of your loved one is meaningful and memorable.

When it comes to cremation services, we offer several options, including traditional cremations, direct cremations, and memorial services.

Traditional Cremation

At Candlepines, we recognise that every family has unique requirements for memorialising a deceased loved one. For those who opt for cremation, we provide traditional cremation services that can be tailored to meet your particular needs.

Our traditional cremation service includes the use of a ceremonial casket for the visitation and service, providing your loved one with a dignified and respectful setting. We offer a variety of caskets, including options made of hardwood, metal, and eco-friendly materials.

During the visitation, relatives and friends can pay their respects and express their condolences. You may hold the visitation at our funeral home or at another location of your choosing. We can also help arrange a traditional church service prior to or following the visitation.

Following the viewing and any additional services, we will transport your loved one to the crematorium for cremation. Once the cremation is complete, we will carefully package the ashes and present them to you in either a temporary urn or an urn of your choosing that is more permanent.

At Candlepines, we are committed to assisting you in creating a meaningful and individualised funeral service that reflects your loved one’s unique life and personality. Our knowledgeable and empathetic staff is available to guide you through the entire procedure and answer any questions you may have along the way.

The only difference between traditional cremations and funerals is that the deceased is cremated rather than buried. Direct cremation, on the other hand, involves the immediate cremation of the deceased without a funeral service.

After the cremation, friends and family can gather for a memorial service to remember and honour their deceased loved one.

Cremation Services

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No Service – No Attendance

Cremation is a personal choice usually made by the deceased or their loved ones. Simple to arrange. It involves the prompt and efficient cremation of the deceased, without any funeral ceremony or service.

At Candlepines, our No Service – No Attendance cremation service includes:

Transfer of the deceased

We will transfer your loved one from the place of death to our funeral home in a dignified and respectful manner.


We will arrange for the cremation to take place as soon as possible after receiving all the necessary information required.

Basic coffin

We will provide a basic coffin for the cremation process, in accordance with regulations.

Cremation certificate

We obtain the necessary certificate for cremation to take place.

Death Certificate

You will receive a Government Death Certificate in due course.

Return of ashes

We will return the ashes to you in a simple container, ready for scattering or safekeeping.

Memorial Services

At Candlepines, we recognise that every life is unique and that every individual deserves a unique and personalised farewell. A memorial service is a significant way to commemorate the life of a deceased loved one. It can be held at any point following the death of a loved one and is a time for family and friends to gather and remember the deceased.

Our experienced and compassionate funeral directors Phillip and Bronwyn Aspinall will guide you through every step of planning a memorial service that truly honours the deceased. We work closely with you to comprehend your needs, preferences, and budget in order to develop a service that is both valuable and affordable.

Our team can assist you in selecting the ideal location for your loved one’s memorial service, whether it be our beautiful candlelight chapel, a local park or beach, a favourite restaurant, or any other location that holds special significance. Additionally, we can arrange for a variety of personalised touches, such as customised flower arrangements, memorial candles, and musical selections.

At Candlepines, we believe that the smallest of details can have the greatest impact on the creation of a meaningful and memorable memorial service. We are here to assist you every step of the way, from planning to execution, to ensure that the memorial service is a fitting tribute to your departed loved one.
Please contact us for more information about our memorial service options or to schedule a consultation with one of our compassionate funeral directors.
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Urns & Keepsakes

Additionally, Candlepines offers a variety of cremation urns and memorial keepsakes for families to choose from. Our staff will assist you in locating the ideal urn or memento for your needs and budget.

We recognise that the experience of losing a loved one can be difficult and overwhelming. Our objective is to provide families with support and guidance during this difficult time. So that families can focus on healing and remembering their loved ones, we strive to make the cremation procedure as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

Candlepines offers an array of urns and keepsakes.