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Recent Loss

Helping You Do The Right Thing By Your Loved One

If you’ve found us due to a recent loss, please accept our condolences.

If you need immediate no strings attached assistance, now is the perfect time for you to
call us at (03) 5977 7198 or 0447 727 263.

As you will understand, the funeral ritual helps us all through our grieving process. Losing a loved one is a deeply personal life experience. We understand the weight of loss. You’re in the right place to celebrate the wonderful life of your loved one. Let us help you make things as easy as possible for your family.

Premium Personal Service To Help Celebrate Their Wonderful Life

At a time like this, trusted care is so important. And you truly need a Funeral Home like no other. Please call us any time. Connect with one of our professionals. And you’ll be gently guided each step of the way. Discover our value for money service tailored to your needs, wishes and budget.

“We understand meaningful events like birth, marriage and death have long been marked by rituals. Done right, the funeral ritual helps you remember good times and share fond memories. In fact, the funerals we arrange can be a powerful way to take meaning out of sorrow. In turn this helps provide peace as you move forward. I’ve been fortunate enough to help thousands of families do this in some way or another over the last 23 years.”
Damian Meehan – Director, Crane Funerals.

Your Next Steps To Working With Melbourne’s Bespoke Funeral Director

Step 1:

You can speak with us any time on (03) 5977 7198 or 0447 727 263.

When you need us, we’re here to chat with you.

Part of our conversation will be asking you a few questions so that we can begin caring for your loved one. You will discover the easiest steps through the whole process. We’ll need to know:

  • The full name of the person who has passed away
  • The location of the death
  • Whether your loved one was under the care of a doctor or is being assessed by the Coroner.
  • Name of the next of kin responsible for the funeral
  • Relationship of the next of kin
  • Whether your loved one is ready to be transferred into our care
  • Date of birth and death of your loved one
  • Whether you, as a family, have decided if the funeral will involve burial or cremation
  • Has a pre-paid or pre-arranged funeral been taken out?
  • We can arrange our team to bring your loved one into our care straight away (when urgent from a nursing home or private residence). We may also set up a time to meet with you, to discuss all the finer details of your loved one’s funeral arrangements.

Step 2:

You can expect a call back to confirm details of our arrangement meeting

Often our first contact with you is during the middle of the night.

You are normally concerned at this stage with having us come pick up your loved one. If this is where you find yourself, be assured this will be promptly arranged. You can then expect a call at some stage later in the morning – usually sometime around 9am.

You may also be asked for your email address. We can then send you information you need to know during the arrangement process.

Total value of $3,415 for Unattended Cremation Service – Your price just $2850.

Step 3:

Preparing for our arrangement meeting

As a family, this is the time to review your funeral options.

You can tailor with us a meaningful funeral to honour and celebrate your loved one’s life. You may receive an email from us to help prompt information you’ll need to know when we come out to meet with you. You won’t be rushed through the arrangement process with us. And you have choice as to when we come out to meet you and your family.

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 (03) 5977 7198 or 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.

Our clients appreciate
our warmth & care

We had prepaid for my father’s funeral. The costs were very reasonable, One phone call to Damian and the wheels were set in motion, He was very understanding and patient with us as we tried to put together content for the Service which was to be live-streamed due to Covid restrictions. He was available to chat at any time of the day and the Service went well despite the obstacles. Crane Funerals has looked after both of our parents funerals and I have no hesitation recommending them to anybody.


Recently we had a sudden loss in our family with a vehicle accident. It was one of the most difficult times we have ever faced. We were advised that there was TAC funeral coverage that we could apply for, but we weren’t sure of how to do everything, especially given our grief clouding our minds. We contacted a few funeral directors and Damian and Crane Funerals was our choice. Everything from the start was made as easy as possible, and they handled the whole TAC funeral application for us. My brothers funeral was exactly as we wished, and nothing was too much trouble for Crane Funerals – they made it simple and it was just so beautiful on the day.


Damian was excellent.We would highly recommend Damian and Crane Funerals. Damian was very supportive and caring, which helped us manage this very difficult time. He was understanding and went out of his way to help us with all our requests. Damian was compassionate and kind. We really appreciated everything he did. There was follow-up after the funeral and this was a nice touch.


Great caring service. Crane Funerals delivered a lovely service recently for our son who was taken from us suddenly in an accident. Damian arranged everything regarding the TAC funeral paperwork etc, and the service was excellent before, at, and after the funeral. Highly recommended for service and care – Crane Funerals handle everything with simplicity, straightforward advice and terrific customer service.