Preparing for funerals in Geelong

We recognise that when a death occurs you might be unsure of what to do, or what will happen next.

After Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service has been notified of a death, our undertakers arrange for the deceased to be transferred into our care.

After transferring your loved one into our care (to our main funeral home, located at 55 Hope Street in Geelong West) our Geelong funeral directors will contact you to arrange a mutual time to meet with you and your family. This meeting to discuss funeral arrangements may take place at one of our offices, or in your home.

When preparing for the arrangement meeting, it may be helpful to:

  • organise some personal possessions, such as clothing or jewellery for your loved one
  • choose some photos that reflect your loved one’s life and personality for the DVD memorial tribute
  • give some thought to the wording for online notices and personal notices to be printed in the newspaper
  • review any pre-paid funeral arrangements that may be in place.

Immediately following the death of a loved one, many people find it difficult to think about funeral arrangements. It is important that you don’t feel rushed into making decisions and remember that the timing of the funeral is entirely up to you.

If a death is unexpected or the result of an accident, your loved one might be transferred to the State Coroner. When a death is reported, the State Coroner will investigate to determine the cause and circumstances of the death. During this time we will work closely with you while waiting for your loved one to be transferred into our care.

To find out more, visit the State Coroner website.

If someone dies while interstate or overseas, our experienced and caring undertakers will work with you and your family to make the necessary arrangements to have your loved one returned home.