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Pacific Islander Funerals Melbourne

At Brember Family Funerals, we respect the traditions of the Pacific Islands and help families plan funerals that pay tribute and honour your culture. When your loved one passes, please get in touch with our experienced team to help you with all your Pacific Islander funeral needs in Melbourne. 

Our Pacific Islander Funerals in Melbourne

Our experienced team at Brember Family Funerals would be honoured to work alongside you to plan a traditional Pacific Islander funeral. We take great pride in supporting you to celebrate your customs and beliefs. 

Our Pacific Islander funerals include:

  • Affordable and dignified funeral options to suit your budget
  • A choice of flowers
  • A coffin that's suitable for viewing 
  • Help with all the necessary documentation
  • Readings and music options that fit your faith
  • The extra time needed to cater for longer funeral services
  • Transport your loved one into our care and to the viewing and funeral service
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Planning a Pacific Islander Funeral - The process and steps

If you've recently lost a loved one, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We understand the emotions of losing a loved one, and our team are here to help you through this time and plan a funeral with your Pacific Islander funeral customs.

Once the relevant authorities have been notified of your loved one's passing, please call our caring team of Melbourne funeral directors so we can guide you on the next steps.

Our experienced team will start planning and do the following:

  • Transport your loved one into our care
  • Arrange to meet with you and your family to plan a Pacific Islander funeral
  • Do our best to accommodate any special requests you have
  • Honour your Pacific Islander funeral customs and organise the service, cremation or burial
  • Obtain a copy of the death certificate on your behalf

Having planned many traditional Pacific Islander funerals for Melbourne families, we understand your customs are essential to farewell your loved one.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about planning a Pacific Islander funeral service in Melbourne.

Why Choose Brember Family Funerals for a Pacific Islander Funeral

As a family-run funeral home, we understand the importance of family during this time. We are here to offer you care, compassion and support as we help you plan a fitting Pacific Islander funeral that celebrates the life and legacy of your family member. 

From transferring your loved one into our care to embalming, dressing and presenting them in a coffin suitable for viewing, we can help you with all the preparations you need for your traditional funeral process.

We also understand that you may need to wait for overseas relatives to arrive, so please let us know if this is the case, and we'll guide you on what to do. 

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Affordable Pacific Islander Funerals for All Budgets

All of our affordable Pacific Islander funeral packages can be adapted to suit you, and we can arrange for the funeral to be held in any location.

Our team of highly-rated funeral directors will arrange for your loved one to be transferred to your viewing location, work with you to arrange the funeral, support you during the funeral service and transport the deceased to either their burial or cremation service. 

Here are some of our most popular funeral packages: 

At Brember Family Funerals, we appreciate the trust you place in us to help you plan a funeral that reflects your traditional beliefs and culture. We'd be honoured to be your chosen funeral directors. Contact us today.

Pacific Islander Funeral Locations

Although Brember Family Funerals are based in South-East Melbourne, we can arrange for your Pacific Islander funeral to be held in any location, including Metro Melbourne, Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula.

Our caring team are more than happy to travel to your desired location, so even if your suburb isn't listed here, don't hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your needs.

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Call us Today to Organise a Pacific Islander Funeral in Melbourne

At Brember Family Funerals, we're here to take some of the stress out of planning a funeral with our range of Pacific Islander funerals in Melbourne. Contact us first.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What customs are involved in a Pacific Islander Funeral?

The customs observed in a Pacific Islander funeral will vary depending on the person's beliefs and the culture of the island of origin. A traditional Pacific Islander funeral can be a multi-day event with family gatherings, gift exchange and an animal (usually a pig) roasted in a traditional earth oven for several days.

How does Brember Family Funerals cater to Pacific Islander Funeral Customs?

As highly-rated Melbourne funeral directors, our team are flexible to cater for Pacific Islander funeral customs. Depending on your requirements, we can help with the funeral arrangement, embalming, transporting your loved one, and adhering to any traditional dress requirements you may have for the funeral service.

What types of flowers or decorations are traditionally used in Pacific Islander Funerals?

The flowers and decorations used in a Pacific Islander funeral will differ for the region of the deceased. For example, in Tonga, it's common for tapa mats and banana leaves to be placed over the deceased before it's lowered into the ground. Some funeral attendees will be seen waving leaves and branches as the coffin is carried to the gravesite.

Is it customary to bring gifts or offerings to a Pacific Islander Funeral?

As family is the central unit of life for many Pacific Islanders, it's customary to give gifts at a funeral. Traditional gifts include tapa cloths and woven mats. Other gifts or offerings often bought for a Pacific Islander funeral include money, kava, food, quilts and baskets.

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