Funeral Pre-Planning2021-02-11T12:34:11+10:00

Plan Your Funeral

When you need the services of a Funeral Director to arrange a service for a loved one it is often under trying and very emotional circumstances.

Our hope is to bring you peace of mind by having plans set in place well in advance of when they will be needed.

When you don’t wish your family to have to make emotional decisions at a difficult time, Newhaven Funerals NQ can help you through the process of recording your wishes, leaving your family well prepared for when the time comes.

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Funeral Personalisation

When it comes to pre-planning your funeral, there are a few key areas of consideration. While Newhaven Funerals NQ is happy to run through this checklist with you from the outset – you don’t need any prior knowledge of funeral arrangements before speaking to us; we’re happy to explain anything you’d like to know. However, having a rough idea of what you’re looking for, and what to expect, might put your mind at ease.

At Newhaven Funerals NQ, we prioritise recognising individual value above any other facet of our services.

In simpler terms, this means we care about you, and how you are unique to this world. Too often, funerals are without the personal touches that signify the impact an individual made on friends, family and beyond – which is so important in preserving someone’s memory and giving them the send-off they deserve.

Please reach out to Newhaven Funerals NQ. We would be honoured to assist you during this time.

Here, we’ve listed some key considerations for your funeral pre-planning process. Treat it like a checklist, or use it to help you think further about how much detail you’d like in your funeral, so your family are totally transparent about your wishes when the time comes.


Newhaven Funerals NQ is happy to include prayers, bible readings or any other religion or religious blessing in your service, as you wish.

Make sure you note down any specific favourites, including hymns, for example to ensure they are understood.

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Music says so much about who you are, which is why it’s such a personal choice that is always worth considering when pre-planning your funeral.

If you’re not into hymns, then you can specify a few of your favourite songs or pieces of music to be played, and we will ensure that your request is honoured during your service.

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Would You Consider Asking For Donations?

Oftentimes, funerals involve the family asking for a donation request to a charity as a preference over flowers. When you’re pre-planning your funeral, consider if a particular charity has sentimental value to you, or ask your family that, in the event that you become seriously unwell, donations are made to any charitable cause that helps with respite care for you or assistance for your family.

At Newhaven Funerals NQ, we have a wealth of experience in accommodating charitable donations per the wishes of a person who has passed.

We’d be happy to discuss any nuances of donations with you and perhaps your family, as you deem necessary.

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Please Reach Out To Us

Our team of experienced Funeral Directors take a sensitive approach to all funeral pre-planning, so you can be confident that your wishes will be respected when the time comes.

The above considerations are the beginning of your pre-planning, so for further details and considerations, please don’t hesitate to speak to us to discuss funeral pre-planning further.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions or need further assistance, please contact us.

What if my wishes change over time?

It’s normal that your tastes change over time so it’s best to review your wishes every couple of years. Make sure your family and friends know if your wishes have changed. If you have proceeded to secure your wishes with a prepaid funeral, please contact your chosen Funeral Director for assistance.

Why should I pre-plan my funeral?

You will have peace of mind knowing that once your funeral details have been documented in a contract, the uncertainty concerning your final wishes will be lifted from the shoulders of your family and friends making the time of your passing easier for them.

How much does it cost to meet with a Funeral Director?

There is absolutely no cost to meet with a Funeral Director.They’re there to help and guide you through the process of pre-planning your funeral. If you would like to meet with a funeral director in Mackay, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

What is the first step to planning my funeral?

The first step to begin planning your funeral is to reach out to us. Funeral Directors can alleviate the burden of the unknown by guiding you through the planning process, explaining the services available and the costs involved. We would be honoured to support you in this decision.

What is the difference between a pre-planned funeral and pre-paid funeral?

A pre-planned funeral does not cover the cost and is a tool to help you outline your wishes. Prepaying means you have paid for your funeral in advance and locked in your wishes at today’s prices. For further information, please get in touch with us.

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