Dual Service Funeral – Cremation OR Burial
Discover premium personal service and care, all made easier.
You too can discover why people consider us one of Melbourne’s leading bespoke funeral providers.
You can learn more about the Services we offer, by visiting Our Services.
You will find it easier than expected to plan your funeral experience with us. You simply choose the style of Service you need. Pick the Service as is, with all the common inclusions other people choose. Or you can tailor the Service to meet your family’s needs.
You Too Can Have Warm, Professional And Understanding Support
Dual Service Funerals are more of a traditional choice. Our Company Director is a Second-Generation Catholic Funeral Director. He has a lot of experience with Dual Services from Churches and other Venues. He is also well known for his warm, professional and understanding approach.
The Dual Service funeral involves two parts. You attend the main Funeral Service at your choice of Church or any special Venue. And we arrange a second “Committal Service” to farewell your loved one. This will be at a Crematorium Chapel or Graveside. Or the second part may be private with no family attendance at the Cemetery. You’re free to choose.
And costs shouldn’t have to be a deciding factor in your time of need. Our fees are competitively priced. So, you don’t have to settle for less than the best for your loved ones.
The only thing you really need to add are the Cemetery fees – Cremation or Burial.
Your List Of Inclusions In Our Dual Services (Cremation OR Burial)
You will receive everything that families most commonly choose. Then, our extensive range of service options lets you tailor your funeral up or down to meet your needs.
You choose the Venue, and we see to everything else for you. Or you can choose to have more involvement if you wish, to make the Service more personal.
The only thing you really need to add are the Cemetery fees – Cremation or Burial.
Your inclusions are :
- Our Professional Service fees and extensive qualified experience (Value of $3100)
- Additional staff / time to support you with extra needs of Twin Service (To Value of $275)
- Transfer of your loved one into our care after they die (staff available 24/7) (Value of $330)
- Qualified / professional mortuary care (including viewing at Service if required) (Value of $375)
- Traditional style Coffin with a variety of finishes (To value of $900)
- Cremation / Burial authorisation forms (To value of $77)
- Professional / Quality third party Celebrant / Clergy (To value of $660)
- Beautiful seasonal flowers for the coffin / casket (To value of $250)
- An online tribute page and funeral notice for your loved one if required
- Newspaper Funeral Notice (tells people funeral details – To Value of $250)
- 2 copies of professionally presented, personalised DVD photo presentation (Value of $250)
- 50 premium quality order of service booklets (Value of $200)
- Personalised Music CD (up to 3 songs)
- A memorial book for mourners to sign at the Service (Value of $55)
- Registering your loved one’s passing with Births, Deaths & Marriages (Value of $55)
- One copy of certified death certificate from Births, Deaths & Marriages
- Returning your loved one’s ashes to you after a cremation if required
- We pay the G.S.T for you
Total value of individual items above of $6,777 for the Twin Service – Your price just $6115
- Cemetery Fees Charged At Cost.
- External Venue Fees Charged At Cost.
And what’s important is we learn about your loved one, and your family’s needs and wishes.
The benefit to you is a more fitting celebration of your loved one’s life. We ensure a good fit between your family and the chosen Celebrant or Clergy. We arrange the best person for that role only after we have met with you. We do not have “in house” (aka “part time”) Celebrants as many do. Instead, we work with the best professional Celebrants in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.
As one of Melbourne’s leading bespoke Funeral Directors, the funeral you arrange with us is your choice. No strict list of “Package” options to wade through and be restricted by.
If you’d like more information, or need immediate no strings attached assistance, now is the perfect time to call:
– Montrose / Eastern Suburbs / Yarra Valley (03) 9761 8494
– Or Mobile 0447 727 263
Alternatively, feel free to send us a message via our secure contact form if you don’t need to talk with us on the phone just yet.
D.V.A Pensioners / R.S.L Funerals. Returned service men and women (old or young) deserve nothing less than the very best in professional assistance. You will also receive special considerations / savings on our funerals. Feel free to call to discuss your R.S.L Funeral Services needs with us.
Our Clients Appreciate Our Warmth & Care
Listen To What Our Clients Have To Say
As you are sitting here reading this, you may be wondering how on Earth to cope with a death in your family too. This is the position my family found ourselves in when we lost our sister. We still think of how much peace of mind we lost finding it so hard to make a decision. Imagine how much easier it is, and how much better you’ll feel when you find a Funeral Director who just gets it. We hadn’t been to a lot of funerals as a family but could see that there were a lot of options available. My mother feels that you get what you pay for, and we were leaning towards a large well known Company we’d been referred to. That was when we happened across Crane Funerals. We were so glad we made the call. From the first contact the team helped us so much. They spent the time to get to know us and we knew they genuinely felt for our situation. We didn’t feel this same ‘connection’ with the larger Company we talked to, which really was important to us. Although we hadn’t heard of Crane Funerals before using their services, we were so glad we did. In the event of needing more funeral assistance in the future, our family will not hesitate to use Crane Funerals.
We prepaid for my parent’s funerals 2 years ago. We chose Cranes based on reviews, and after meeting Damien when he came to discuss options at my parent’s house. When mum passed away recently, we called Damien and it was so reassuring to have him advising us and taking care of arrangements at a very difficult time. He was so patient and helpful in coordinating things and consulted us all the way. He was contactable at any time of the day and responded to calls and messages. The service went so well, and the respect shown by Damien and his team was so appreciated. Financially there was no surprises. My family would recommend Cranes wholeheartedly.
Peter Kennedy, Rye
We attended an RSL Service held by Crane Funerals recently. Everything on the day was done with the utmost respect and professionalism. Their personal service and attention to detail was amazing. Our whole family was so appreciative of the care and support shown by Crane Funerals. They made the whole situation so much easier to deal with and gave us a beautiful sendoff for our loved one, with everything exactly as we wished for and had discussed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for any DVA / RSL funeral, or any funeral at all. Thank you all again so much.
It is with much pleasure that I write this reference for Damian Meehan. Damian and I were work colleagues for quite some time with a Melbourne based Funeral Company. I found Damian to be an extremely likeable and caring person. He has built many lasting relationships not only with his work mates, but with the families of deceased persons. Damian has a knack with being able to help people in their time of need. Damian has skills far beyond the basic funeral care. He is a fully qualified embalmer and he takes pride in all his work in the mortuary and on funerals. You can be sure of getting a professional and caring funeral should you decide to employ the services of Damian and his Company. We wish Damian all the best with Crane Funeral Services.
Steve Bell , Somerville, Director, AAA Plaques.
It seems Funeral Directors do nothing but rip people off in their time of need but not CRANE FUNERALS. Damian put our minds at ease by taking over all our funeral problems and leaving us to mourn. After a sit down with him we felt a great weight life off our shoulders. The care he showed just put us a little more at ease. We knew it was going to be a hard time but somehow we managed to get ourselves through. Thanks Damian for all that you did. You went above and beyond what the last funeral director did. You were so caring and patient with us and really took the time to listen to what we wanted. We will never be able to thank you enough.
Annabelle, Wheelers Hill