Acting as Your Own Funeral Director For a Family Funeral
for Ceremony, Cremation or Burial, at Reduced Costs 

Two Australian books which each explain funeral procedures from death to cremation or burial. 

Involvement in the funeral of a loved-one is a gift to both the grieving and the departed. Whether your gift is organising, planning or other involvement, such as acting as an usher, it requires knowledge of the procedures.

All stages explained - from Immediate action at time of death, transportation and storage, laying-out the body,  selection of coffin, celebrant, music, flowers, selection and duties of pall-bearers etc.. Explanation of the stages and the part you can play. How considerable savings of funeral parlour costs are possible.

The books also include information on the donation of body for organ transplant or research. Explanation also of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Directives.
A powerful, practical and sensible guide to the most certain thing in life. This is the book you need to read.

Two versionsof this work are available - (an e book and a print edition) which explain and detail the stages from death to departure so that the family can be more involved in the final tribute.

FUNERALS How to plan, organise and conduct a family funeral in Australia e book A$6.99


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Explaining the mysteries involved in the funeral of a loved one. Now available on Kindle e books.







Also available as printed version under title -
'Step By Step Guide To Involvement In A Family Funeral In Australia'.
Includes information on donation of organs and tissue, and also donation of body for research and training. 

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Step by Step Guide ... (Seniors Card) 

New books explain the mysteries involved in the passing or a friend or relative and how to react to them. It explains, from time of death the various  stages which occur and how you attend to them. Even how you  can make your own arrangements for a funeral without engaging a funeral director at very high cost.

Funeral procedures covered include how and why to plan in  advance, recognising death, immediate action required, transportation and storage, laying-out the body, selection of coffin, advantages of burial or cremation, selection of final resting place, choosing the right celebrant, venue for ceremony, music, floral tributes, selection and duties of pall bearers.

Also information on donating body for organ and tissue transplant, donating body for research, making a Will, Powers of Attorney, obtaining Probate, Advance Health Directives, understanding funeral insurance etc.

coffin1 If you plan in advance you will have a list of actions to take, phone numbers to call, names of people to speak with when you need it. 

This is a new production which combines the information you seek with the price you want to pay. For further information phone now 0419 734 584.

When a family member dies the most satisfying way to farewell  your loved one is by conducting the ceremony within your own family or with the minimum possible intrusion of strangers who do not shareyour grief.. This book explains how to obtain he services of a cemetary, a crematorium, a coffin manufacturer,  supplier of funeral material, or a religious body without dealing through a funeral director.. It contains no advertisements but does explain how to find information easily on the web sites where further helpful information is available.

'Funerals. How to Plan, Organise and Conduct a Family Funeral in Australia' is a KIndle e book.
'Step by Step Guide to Conducting a Family Funeral in Australia' is a printed version which allows for study and recording. Content is almost identical. Both. cover the situation from death to departur

Researched and written by the author, Mr. F. T.  Sparrow,  a well respected author of legal kits in Australia it lifts the veil of mystery from the ceremony associated with funerals. It allows and encourages the acceptance of death as a part of life’s cycle and in doing so explains the various stages that occur behind the scene in the funeral parlours.

Knowledge of the processes and who performs them encourages and allows many of the functions which help to swell the cost of a funeral to be attended to by the grieving family who may wish to make the final journey a more personal and devoted occasion.


Here is a list of the section headings in both versions of the book-

Introduction Purpose of Book Time to Start Planning Government Involvement
Actions Preceding Death Making a Will Appointing Executor Power of Attorney
Living Will Funeral Insurance Donations of Tissue and Organs for Transplant Donation of Body for Medical Research
 Funeral Parlour Death Laying-Out Transportation
Storage Registering the Death Responsibility for Arranging the Funeral Matters for Attention
Religion Choice of Resting Place Eulogy Hymns and Music
Floral Tributes Printing of Service Program The Coffin Celebrant
The Wake The Viewing Notice of Death or Obituary Pall Bearers and Journey to the Grave Side
Ushers Reaching the End of the Journey Green Burials Cremation