Funerals at Fawkner by Lincoln Family Funerals
Lincoln Family Funerals are based in the Northern Suburbs however we service all of Melbourne. Being in the Northern Suburbs the majority of our Funeral Services are held at GMCT Fawkner Memorial Park. It is not uncommon for Lincoln Family Funerals to have 5 Funeral Services at Fawkner in one week, ranging from Chapel services followed by a Cremation or a Burial on their site. Some days we may travel to GMCT Fawkner Memorial Park for a No Service Cremation. The first service may have been held at a Church, Reception Centre or in our own Chapel. GMCT Fawkner Memorial Park provide 3 Chapels called, Joyce (Follow the Red Line), Cordell (Green Line) and Crick (Blue Lines). All three chapels are equipped with Audio, Video equipment to enable families to have a Dvd presentation as well as recording the service for loved ones to keep or to pass onto those who were unable to attend. We guide our families through the service respectfully and with a caring nature to ensure this is a memorable celebration of life for their loved one. Prior to the service commencing we set up a table in the Chapel with a beautiful table cloth and white lace table runner. We place a framed poster to commemorate the deceased with an appropriate and loving poem. Lincoln Family Funerals also provide a signing register or book for mourners to sign so the family are aware of who has attended the service. We also provide packets of tissues for mourners to take.
GMCT Fawkner Memorial Park also have two Refreshment Centers for families to conduct their wake after the service. This can be very convenient for our families as they can have the whole service in one place. Lincoln Family Funerals can arrange refreshments on behalf of the families. The Centers are in Northern Memorial Park which is then newest establishment of GMCT and where the majority of burials take place, especially for new graves. Northern Memorial Park is Non Denomination however there are sections for specific religions. They provide various areas to choose from and we at Lincoln Family Funerals are more than happy to explain the differences in each area. The most common areas are, Lawn which can have either a Bronze or Granite Plaque as well as a Headstone. Some areas only allow Plaques and some only allow Headstones. These have a concrete beam at the head of the grave to allow a Plaque or Headstone to be placed. Another area is the Monumental area which has concrete foundation around the grave so a Monument can be erected at a later stage. You can contact GMCT Fawkner Memorial Park to make arrangements to have a Bronze plaque placed which includes the inscription, photo and icon or you can contact a Stonemason who can also arrange Plaque in Bronze however they also provide Granite plaques. Stonemasons also supply and erect Headstones and Monuments. The Mausoleums are situated in Fawkner Memorial Park. The Crypt shutters can be arranged by GMCT or a Stonemason. In order for the Stonemason to proceed with erecting these they must obtain a Cemetery pass from GMCT in order to do any works in the grounds. We at Lincoln Family Funerals can help and guide you through what needs to be done next and also supply you with some reputable Stonemasons to ease the pain of having to make too many unnecessary phone calls.
For any more information on services at Fawkner Memorial Park please don’t hesitate to call us on 9333 0997.