We’re Here When You Need Care
Your needs always come first.
We know what it’s like to lose a loved one.
It’s overwhelming in many ways. As well as the stress of your loss, those ‘day to day’ stresses of life continue unabated also.
Benefit from warm, professional and understanding experience each step of the way.
We’re experienced and well known for our personal service approach.
We help people across Melbourne cherish and celebrate the lives of their loved ones. You and your family receive clarity and direction through this time of often profound grief.
Experienced Care And Personal Attention
We are Australian owned and independent, with a more personal touch. The benefit to you is this makes us attentive and accommodating to your wishes. And this means we are an ideal alternative to larger, more traditional Corporate funeral homes.
We make the often daunting task of arranging a loved one’s funeral just a little bit easier.
Receive experienced, professional guidance and help during your time of mourning.
Our Principal / Director alone, has vast experience in many and varied facets of the funeral profession:
- He has wide ranging funeral experience since 1996 (arranging, conducting, and assisting with 1000’s of funerals) in Regional Victoria, Melbourne, and the Mornington Peninsula
- Retired Secretary of the Association of Independent Funeral Directors
- Experience during previous employment, in positions of Arranger / Conductor, Funeral Foreman, Funeral Logistics / Staffing, and Funeral Operations
- Award winning mortuary, embalming, and funeral experience (Dux of Embalming/Funeral Services School)
- Retired Director/Owner (in partnership) of a coffin / funeral product supply company
- Discussions pertaining to International joint ventures with Cemeteries and Funeral Directors in China and New Zealand
- Travelling through the United States (each of the ‘Lower 48’ States) meeting Funeral Directors along the way, discussing similarities and differences in our funeral industries / approaches
- Overseas repatriations of deceased
- Interstate transfers of deceased
- Training others in funeral work and mortuary / embalming
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
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