Preparing to Say Goodbye

The truth is no one wants to even think about a funeral, let alone plan one. But working things out in advance can ease the stresses you naturally feel. Being prepared does, after all, bring peace of mind.

It’s also true that more and more today, families are bringing new values, choices and opinions about how they want to honour their loved one. They are starting to think differently about the funeral industry.

To help you, here is a list of our services…

  • Personal Funeral Plan – beautifully presented document, created in consultation with you to record in detail every one of your wishes for that day
  • Traditional church and graveside ceremony
  • Cremation
  • Non-traditional service (eg ashes scattered by air, at sea or other by arrangement, you’ll be surprised by what’s available today)
  • Transfer of deceased from place of death into our care 24 hrs a day
  • All necessary paperwork and certifications (other than Death Certificate)
  • Registration of death with Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages
  • Ordering a certified copy of Death Certificate
  • Preparation and dressing of deceased for viewings (if required)
  • Wide selection of coffins and caskets, including a comprehensive range of environmentally friendly range of coffins
  • Hiring of mourning cars for family members
  • Organisation of music or musicians of your choice
  • Assistance with wording and placement of press notices
  • Liaison with florist, including collection and return of floral tribute cards
  • Memorial attendance cards for family and friends to sign
  • Memorial presentation book
  • Full audio visual services, including recording of ceremony if required (audio, video, DVD)
  • Stationery, Bookmarks, Cards, Order of services.
  • Catering provisions at venue of your choice
  • Liaison with Monumental Mason
  • Wide selection of Memorial Urns for ashes
  • Referral to grief support if required
  • Interstate and International transfer of deceased
  • Pre-arranged funerals

That covers the “general” information. Now here’s what happens when you choose Thompson’s Funeral and Monumental Services…

In Your Hour of Need: The 10 Supportive Steps We Walk You Through at Thompson’s Funeral and Monumental Services

SUPPORTIVE STEP #1 – First Contact

First contact is usually via phone (you call us). The person you speak to will be the SAME person you deal with for the whole funeral process.

SUPPORTIVE STEP #2 – Your Initial Goodbye

We then contact the hospital (or wherever the deceased may be). If the person has died at home, we establish if all the family members have seen them and said good bye to their loved one. We then arrange a suitable time with you to come and transfer them into our care. In the event that a person dies at hospital, the hospital is contacted and appropriate death certificates are ordered.

SUPPORTIVE STEP #3 – Funeral Arrangement Meeting

We arrange a time suitable to come and see us or we go to your home (whichever you prefer) to carry out funeral arrangements

SUPPORTIVE STEP #4 – Work With You

We discuss options and work closely with you to help you decide what best suits your family and your loved one’s needs.

SUPPORTIVE STEP #5 – Details Taken Care Of

When back at the funeral home we liaise with cemeteries, clergy, newspapers, florist, coffin manufacturers, multimedia
companies to engage their services for the family and co-ordinate everyone so everything comes together for the funeral.

SUPPORTIVE STEP #6 – Ongoing Support and Contact

We are in constant contact with you and your family to let you know everything we do, every step of the way so you are kept informed.

SUPPORTIVE STEP #7 – Detailed Planning

Suitable clothes are supplied for the deceased to be dressed in and music is discussed and selected.


On the day of the funeral the grave is checked before the funeral service so if there are any problems this can be rectified.

SUPPORTIVE STEP #9 – Final Checks

We discuss final arrangements with the celebrant or the minister and await the families’ arrival for the funeral service.

SUPPORTIVE STEP #10 – Last to Leave

We are there for you the whole way through and are often the last to leave to ensure the service is a memorable and loving
funeral for everyone attending.

Join the hundreds of WA locals who rely on us to journey with you through your most difficult time.
For emergencies OR Personal Funeral Plan OR General Inquiries

Call Us (08) 9622 5517