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About Crane

Chinese / Asian Funeral Services

Chinese Funerals Traditional Or Contemporary

We cater for all Chinese Religious beliefs such as Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, and Christian.

We are also adept at arranging non-denominational Chinese funeral services.

Our experienced staff are here to assist you every step of the way, no matter what style of funeral service you wish to arrange. We have a native Chinese who can be involved in your funeral arrangements.

Our Director has over 23 years funeral experience, and has been known for his warm, professional and understanding approach since 1996. Our Chinese funerals manager, Kelly Yang (Yang KeMei), speaks and writes fluent Mandarin. This can be an added comfort, especially to the older generation who may prefer to speak in Mandarin.

We Come To You

We come to you in the comfort of your own home to make all arrangements for the funeral. And we commit fully to ensure your family’s specific customs and wishes are followed in a professional manner, adhering to your traditions and requests.

Ceremonies are normally conducted by a Monk. This depends on the wishes of the family.

We can provide multilingual services, effectively bridging language barriers. This can allow extended family and friends to be closer during this time of mourning. Our experience and knowledge help you create a funeral that respects the deceased and allows your family to mourn in a meaningful way.

We Work With You

Chinese funeral rites often follow a complex system of status. In part, older people may not show respect to a younger deceased counterpart. The older people may not even take part in arranging the younger person’s funeral.

The body is carefully washed and prepared once an auspicious day is chosen for the Ceremony. The deceased is normally never dressed in red, as this colour may cause their spirit to become a ghost. Joss paper (prayer money) is often burned, to enable the deceased to have money for use in the afterlife.

Scriptures may be chanted over the casket, and music may be used to help scare away bad spirits on the journey to the graveside. Family members will burn joss sticks and offer prayers for the dead at an altar at home. At least once a year they visit the gravesite for the traditional Tomb Sweeping Ceremony.

After you engage us, you will see our personal service and special touches are sure to make your loved one’s funeral service the best it can be.

Feel free to call us to discuss your needs. Discover how we can help you when you need us.

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

– 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

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.