Our Services

Planning Ahead

First contact with Ivan Butler Funerals is usually made by phone. We will then arrange for the deceased person to be collected from the place of death by our staff and transferred to our facilities. This can only occur once we have received notification from the doctor/registered nurse.
Within 24 hours, the next of kin or spokesperson will generally make an appointment to arrange the details of the funeral. Participation in the service by family members can be considered and a service and eulogy organised with the officiating person at their convenience. The coffin/casket may be chosen at this meeting, funeral notices organised, and registrar of births, deaths and marriages form can be completed. Flowers, after-service gatherings, clothes, and any further details relating to the funeral can be worked out at this meeting, if convenient to you.
This can take place at one of our offices or in a home, if preferred. At that meeting, the attending family members or friends will arrange for the time and place of the funeral, whether cremation or burial is preferred, whether a service will be with clergy or an officiating celebrant, and what wording and or songs/ music is to be played.

If the family wishes to have a photographic tribute to help celebrate the loved one’s life, the photos can be brought to us as soon as possible for editing. Another important consideration will be to decide whether to have a viewing of the deceased before the funeral.