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Services With A Difference

At Crane Funerals, we offer Services with a difference.

Traditionally, the final part of a funeral is cremation or burial. However, we can help you with a service instead that involves laying your loved one’s cremated remains to rest. That’s our Interment Service with a difference.

This can be important if you wish to forego a traditional style of funeral. We can arrange a private cremation for you and organise an urn of your choice for the interment.

A Clergy member, or suitable Celebrant, can be provided to help your family with the Interment Ceremony. Alternatively, we may be able to arrange a Celebrant to help with a Service if you scatter your loved one’s ashes instead.

Private Or Open To All

This Service could be for family members only, or relatives and friends can attend the farewell also. We can arrange music for you to be played during the Service, and if you’d like to organise refreshments afterward, we can also help you with that.

This Service is a little out of the ordinary, and not for everyone. However, it is simply an altered version of a traditional funeral where the coffin would normally be present.

And some people prefer this option as it incorporates celebrating the very final act of committal of their loved one.

This is different in a traditional Service where the Ceremony takes place, then a private cremation, and in the following weeks the interment of ashes will finally take place. Sometimes when done this way, only Cemetery staff are present, and some people see that as ‘lonely’ for their loved one.

Share Your Loved One’s Final Committal

Please be aware, we provide this Memorial Service option to families as a means of sharing the very final committal and farewell of your loved one with a gathering of family and friends.

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.

We’re Ready To Help You

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

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.

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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.