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We are here for a reason – then move on

Death and dying… it’s a personal perspective. In over 30 years of working in the funeral industry, I’ve been the last person to have been of service to the deceased more times than I can count. I believe it has been, and still is, an honour to have laid a

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Don’t spend $20k on a funeral

We often hear the question – How much does a funeral cost?  Well the answer does depend on whether you’re determined to have a burial or cremation – that can have a significant bearing on the total funeral cost.  Purchasing a block of land in Melbourne for a family home

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Relationships are Important

I’ve been a funeral director for over 30 years. Wow. It feels like yesterday that I started, such is my love of the industry. Over that period of time, I’ve seen many different funeral companies come and go. I’ve changed my perspective on things and have initiated change within my

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Our Story – Who is behind Kingston Funerals?

Kingston Funerals was established in 1996 by Bob Newbould whose sole purpose was to assist and support families to properly celebrate and farewell their loved ones. How did Bob start out in the funeral industry? Bob started his professional life straight out of University as a taxi driver, which was

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How Coronavirus has Impacted the Funeral Industry

Like many industries, Coronavirus has had a huge impact on the funeral industry, especially for funeral homes based in Melbourne. There are two main areas in which the funeral industry has needed to pivot and shift the way things are usually done. Area 1: The Funeral Home No one could

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The role of the celebrant

Celebrants are an integral part of a funeral service. They are the story teller, the historian and the collector of memories. When a family has met with one of our Funeral arrangers, we then choose a celebrant that best fits the person who’s life story we are delivering. A funeral

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What can be included in Funeral Stationary

We have our own in-house audio visual design who will assist you in designing and bringing together your special memories and outlining the Service in your tribute stationery. For instance in an Order of Service Booklet generally families will include a photo on the front cover with the name and

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Popular Poems

Many families use poems as a way to convey their thoughts on the person being remembered. Whether a family member reads it at the service or if it is included in the Funeral Stationery it is a great way to express what the person has meant to you. We have

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