Funerals To Suit Your Family’s Needs
Let us help you meet your Religious and Cultural funeral requirements.
Our multi-cultural funerals in Melbourne are tailored to suit your family’s specific needs.
We liaise with Religious Temples, Churches, and Community Groups. Let us help your family and friends celebrate the life of your loved one no matter what their background.
Religious and Cultural customs are followed as closely as the family wishes. Some people are very traditional – others prefer only a touch of tradition in a more modern Celebration.
Our Director has served the multicultural community of Regional Victoria and Melbourne for many years. Our hands-on approach provides reassurance to families of varied faiths and Cultures.
Families Are Unique And Diverse
We acknowledge people of a certain Culture may not observe the exact traditions as others from the same Culture. We help you incorporate your own unique style into the funeral. Customising the service this way showcases your loved one’s culture or Religion, and also their unique place within it.
Damian Meehan – our Director – has variety within his own family too. Damian is a second-generation Catholic Funeral Director. He had an uncle who was a Catholic Priest before passing away in 2010. He also has a cousin who is a practising Buddhist Monk at a Thai Monastery in Melbourne. Damian is also married to a lovely Chinese girl (Kelly Yang), who also works in Crane Funerals. Families really are unique and diverse in their own way.
You are in control of the role your particular traditions play in the Service. Let us help you with respect, and an accepting attitude. We provide reassurance to your family through personal service and genuine care. We welcome you sharing your customs with us, so we can make your unique funeral ideas reality.
Crane Funerals always seeks specific Cultural / Religious guidance from the family, to ensure the exact service they want.
However, following is a brief rundown of Religious & Multicultural beliefs surrounding death and funerals. This does not fully detail all the intricacies. Individuals and families may wish to be treated differently than what their tradition normally advises.
When considering a dying person’s needs before and after death, the final say should come from the person themselves, as well as their family.
As one of Melbourne’s leading bespoke Funeral Directors, the funeral you arrange with us is your choice. No strict, long list of “Package” funeral 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:
– Somerville / Mornington Peninsula (03) 5977 7198
– 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.
We can help with the following Religious / Multi-Cultural beliefs and more:
- Catholic Beliefs
- Buddhist Beliefs
- Christian Beliefs
- Maori Beliefs
- Greek Orthodox Beliefs
- Jehovah’s Witness Beliefs
- Hindu Beliefs
- Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) Beliefs
- Sikh Beliefs
- Seventh Day Adventist Beliefs
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