Your Choice Of Funeral and Home Care

We support families who have loved ones that wish to pass from this life at home.  Companioning someone who is dying is a choice not too many people know they have.  We support and advocate for the family and your loved one.  If all you need is respite, we can arrange this as well.  We can support and help guide your choices.  Caring for your loved one after death is also possible.  We guide you to wash, dress and honor the person you love.

  

 

 There is a lot to think about when your loved one dies, from different casket styles, burial or cremation, funeral service or not and the necessary legal paperwork. We are happy to advise and guide you through this process.  

  • Home Funerals

  • Cremation/direct cremation (no funeral service)

  • Burial

  • Traditional service

  • Memorials

  • A range of earth friendly caskets / coffins / scattering tubes and urns

  • Death Certificate /  legal paperwork

  • Order of Service booklets

  • Newspaper memorial

  • Flower arrangements

  • Viewings

  • Bedside Vigils

  • Doula Service

  • Telling the story - we have available a digital expert who can make video or photo books

  • Shrouds

"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living" Marcus Tulliuis Cicaro

Please give us a call for pricing, you maybe surprised at how affordable we are.  We have kept our overheads as low as we possible, so we can support you when you may be vulnerable.

Family Led Funerals
You may want to choose to arrange the funeral yourself.  This can be a very beautiful choice.  We are committed to supporting families in this, and would be happy to offer assistance.  Our products and services can be broken down into a 'per item' cost.  We have a lovely range of eco caskets made from willow and seagrass, a range of home made wooden coffins and lovely natural fabric for shrouds. 
Funeral Services:

 

  • Burial or Cremation

  • Coffins and Caskets

  • Ashes and Urns

  • Pick up

  • Paperwork

  • Viewing

  • Memorial Service

  • independent funeral planning

Care At HomeIf you wish, we can support you with different options for at home care.  We can help organize to keep your loved one's body cool, allowing you to care for them yourself.  We can be right there with you, supporting you through every step.  With our gentle assistance you can wash, dress and prepare your loved one in your own time. Our caring team can be involved as much or as little as you need.  We are available 24 hours a day.

Direct Cremation:

An affordable option is Direct cremation.  With the support of  a local funeral home, we will transport your loved one from home/hospital/nursing home and take them to their mortuary. They are cared for in the gentlest and most respectful manner possible.  After cremation, we will arrange for you to take the ashes into your care. 

Service with Cremation/with or without viewing

You can have a service where the coffin is in place, then your loved one is taken to crematorium and we arrange for the ashes to be returned into your care.

Burial:  Did you know that in Bellingen and surrounds you can be buried in a shroud?...A shroud is like a sheet that wraps around the body and is used to help lower into the ground.  You can choose to have a funeral service or none at all.  We also have a range of eco friendly coffins.

Memorial Service:

You can have your service at a location of your choice.  Many people today are choosing a different way of paying their respects.  We can help arrange and write your service, deliver the service and have our friendly knowledgeable staff available to help plan and make a memorable occasion.

Honoring Life

 

There are many and varying ways to honor a life.  You can have a small service at home, with or without the coffin in place.  You can have a service by the ocean, or on a mountain top.  We can help plan and cater for all different needs, including a church of your choice.

Obituraries
We can help place an add in a local paper or place it in local facebook groups depending upon your wishes.
Death Certificates

 

We arrange and lodge all paperwork with the NSW department of Births, Deaths and Marriages.  The death certificate will be posted directly to you.

After Care

 

We have a range of reading materials and resources and can refer you to one of many local services to give courage and support.

These brightly coloured ceramic memorial pots have been created to cherish positive memories bringing life to the sadness of death.  For wholesale enquiries please contact us.

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barefootfunerals@gmail.com          Phone:  0488 559595 or 0422262825