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At Sylvan Funerals & Somerville Bros. Funeral Directors, we believe that families are the foundation of every community. In fact, our family provides support, compassion and complete funeral services to families right across South East Queensland.
A Local, Australian-owned family company
We proudly uphold our commitment to quality, meaningful value and professional care for families during what is always a difficult time. We provide a comprehensive funeral service – tailored to your unique needs and wishes, servicing families of South East Queensland – Ipswich, Brisbane and Somerset surrounds.
Our family of staff will be by your side to help you create a truly memorable service. We share with you our vast experience, knowledge and ideas to help plan a distinctively personal and unique funeral service for your loved one.
In addition, we offer a simple and competitive pricing structure to ensure that every family receives quality care with a funeral service tailored to your financial circumstances. For an obligation fee quote, please fill out the online quote request form or contact us on (07) 3812 4000.
Our range of services include:
Let our family arrange the funeral and take care of every detail at your time of loss. With Funeral Homes and Chapel facilities conveniently located to service Ipswich, Brisbane and the Scenic Rim, our professional and caring staff are ready to assist you with funeral arrangements. We invite you to make an appointment at one of our offices, or ask about our mobile arrangement service where our staff will come and meet with you in your home.
Organising a funeral for a loved one can be a challenging but rewarding experience as you plan a service to reflect on their life and their many achievements. To guide you through the process, we have developed 7 simple steps to help you understand the process and how we can help.
Call us on (07) 3812 4000 and we will support and guide you on selecting a funeral service suitable for your family as you celebrate the life of your loved one. Once you are happy to engage us we will confirm a time to bring your loved one into our care.
We will set up a time to meet with you and other family members to plan the funeral.
There are a number of Statutory forms that will need to be completed. This information is required by the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages.
These can be completed via our online form or when we meet face to face.
A Sylvan Funerals Funeral Consultant will meet with you to plan all aspects of the funeral.
They will detail the services we have available and guide and assist you in making the right choices.
Your Funeral Consultant will support and be available leading into and after the funeral.
In addition to the traditional aspects of a funeral families often choose to include some personalised & celebratory ones too.
Such options may be a photo slideshow, printed service booklets, a musical artist or a dove release.
We will be able to assist you in planning the exact style of funeral to reflect the life of your loved one.
Having met and determined all of the funeral details we set about organising and liaising with third parties (i.e. cemetery, florist, catering) to ensure the funeral goes to plan.
We will stay in touch to ensure you know how every little detail is progressing.
Our staff will be there to support and guide you through the day.
All the previous days of planning will be managed by our experiences staff to ensure all aspects of the service are met, ensuring your families wishes are followed.
Births, deaths and marriages will send you a copy of the death certificate.
We will arrange to have any items that we have in our care which have not already been returned.
We are always just a phone call away if you need any additional support or visit our loss and grief resources. Available 24 hours on (07) 3812 4000.
When arranging a funeral there is a lot to consider in terms of planning and paying for the services. To assist you in understanding the most common types of services, we have listed below examples of each. From these packages we discuss your individual wishes and requests to create an special and personal service. Upon doing this we will provide a written fee proposal so that you have a full understanding of the costs involved based on your specific choices. Learn more
An Essential Care (Direct / Private Service) is when no mourners are in attendance. Often this type of service is chosen by families who may wish to hold their own private service or no service at all.
This type of Funeral Service refers to taking place at either a Funeral Chapel, Church or other location, followed by either be a cremation or a burial. It would incorporate fees such as a Celebrant or Minister, Venue Hire, Flowers, Newspaper Notices, and any other services you feel is appropriate.
A Memorial Service is when a Cremation or Burial has taken place prior to the Funeral Service where guests attend. Similar to a Chapel or Church Service, these venues may be used or alternatively a park or other special location may be more appropriate. Incorporated into a Memorial Service would also be Floral Tributes, Printed Order of Service Booklets, Notices, etc.
This type of service is where the burial service resides at the graveside, offering a simple format and can be personalised by floral tributes, special music, service booklets, and more.