Direct cremations provide an affordable alternative to a full service funeral,
without compromising on the quality of care. It can be arranged with the
minimum of fuss and includes the provision of a simple coffin, doctor’s fees
for medical papers, collection and care of the deceased and transportation to
the crematorium in a specialised funeral vehicle.
What is a direct cremation?
A direct cremation is a contemporary choice for people who do not want a funeral service bound
in tradition. It offers a low cost funeral that allows you to bid a respectful farewell in a simple and
This means it is free of the elements some people consider unnecessary when saying goodbye,
such as a minister, procession, limousines and pallbearers. It does not, however, mean that any
corners are cut or the care that you and your loved one receive is in any way less than that of our
usual high standards.
A direct cremation means a Funeral Director’s services are not needed as it is organised directly
by a loved one of the deceased. Instead, many choose to hold a separate memorial event or
celebration of life to commemorate the life of the person who has sadly passed away.
Direct Cremation is typically the least expensive option as it can avoid the need for additional
costs incurred in a traditional funeral service such as embalming, viewing of the deceased, the
funeral service and additional transportation for the family or close friends.
What are the benefits of a direct cremation?
* A direct cremation is cheaper than a traditional funeral
* You can say farewell to your loved one in your own way, without being tied to tradition or ceremony
* Your loved one receives a cremation carried out with professionalism and dignity
* Without compromising on quality, it offers the same high standard of funeral care
associated with the Phillip Tom & Sons name
How does a direct cremation work?
A direct cremation involves no formal funeral service. It is (No provision will be made for mourners
to attend the cremation or burial. The time of the funeral will be selected by the funeral home.)
A direct cremation includes:
* Organising a doctor to complete the necessary paperwork
* Collecting your loved one from the hospital, along with their preparation and care until the day of the funeral
* Transportation to the crematorium in the funeral vehicle
* Scattering of ashes in the gardens of remembrance or the safe return of ashes to the family upon request