Let's Have a Talk of a Lifetime

At Burstows, we say preplanning your funeral can be like having the talk of a lifetime. Yes, preplanning is an opportunity to complete your funeral preferences,  even more importantly, it is an opportunity to share your personal reflections.  Share with generations that will follow you, the people and events that helped shape your life.  Stories and anecdotes that ensure the essence of your character and nature lives on.  

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Understanding Funeral Bonds

Sharing stories with those who matter most isn't just important today; it will be especially significant when it's time to commemorate your life. These reflections will help your family make important decisions about how they wish to remember and honour you.
Through meaningful ceremony - that is, taking time to reflect on the unique life of a loved one and remember the difference they made - families and friends take an important step in the journey toward healing after death.

A farewell that reflects a person's life story, their values, interests, and experience is transformative, healing, and comforting. Meaningful funerals are possible when loved ones talk about what matters most: memories made, lessons learned, and how they hope to be remembered. Completing this today will be so helpful to those you love and will be cherished by generations to follow.

 My Funeral Preferences and Personal Reflections

My Funeral Preferences and
Personal Reflections

Read this booklet online or download a PDF.

You may also contact us to request a copy.

Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead

It is very clear that those who preplan their funeral do so out of love and concern for those who will survive them.  “I want to reduce the burden,” is said by many.

It is true, prepaying funeral expenses and noting family historical information certainly reduces an element of burden on surviving loved ones, and noting funeral preferences can be helpful also.  I would just propose a thought to consider, funerals are for the benefit of the living. Your funeral will be about you, but it will be for those who survive you.

A funeral that is unique and personal and planned carefully with consideration for the mourner's needs helps families begin healing.

Let our experience help you put in place instructions and plans that will balance the important benefits of noting your thoughts and preferences while ensuring your future funeral really helps your loved ones begin healing.

Please consider downloading this PDF, completing and using it as a cover letter to the plans you complete.  

Our experienced staff will be happy to discuss options for preplanned and prepaid funerals with you. Consultations can be made at our premises or at your home if that is more convenient. There is no charge for this service.

In my experience, remembering the past is the very thing

that eventually makes hoping for the future possible. Mourners’

lives will open to renewed hope, love and joy only to the

extent that they first embrace the past. Those who fail to go

backward before marching forward after a loss often find

themselves stuck in the morass of carried grief.

Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt

“Yes I do. But the care and compassion we received is without price. To me your service is exemplary, you were so easy to talk to and were so understanding of our needs.”
-Helen Hall (Toowoomba)

Support & Resources

How can simple words convey the overwhelming range of emotions that you feel when you lose a loved one?

Contact Us

In the event of a death in the family, contact Burstows without delay. A funeral director is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will provide help and guidance from the first contact.