At Brember Family Funerals, we respect and honour Fa'a Samoa and cherish working with Samoan families to plan cultural and traditional funerals for their loved ones. It's our duty as your funeral directors to help you plan a Samoan funeral that celebrates God's Will and is a fitting farewell to honour your loved one's life.
At Brember Family Funerals, we would be honoured to help you plan a traditional Samoan funeral. As one of the highest-rated funeral homes in Melbourne, we take great pride in creating memorable funerals that follow all of your ancient traditions and beliefs.
When we coordinate a Samoan funeral, we offer:
Firstly, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We understand this is an emotional time for you and your family, and our role as your funeral director is to help you with everything you need to plan a Samoan funeral in Melbourne.
When your loved one passes, the relevant authorities must first be notified of their death. When this is done, call our caring team of Melbourne funeral directors, and we'll guide you on the steps to take next.
Our experienced team will start planning and do the following:
Having planned many traditional Samoan funerals for Melbourne families, we understand your traditions and rituals are essential to farewell your loved one.
Please contact us with any questions you may have about planning a Samoan funeral service.
As a family-run funeral home, we value how important it is to care for your family as if you're one of our own. You, your family and your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect and care while we help you arrange a burial or cremation funeral that follows your beliefs and traditions.
Our funeral packages can be adapted to suit your needs, and we can arrange for the funeral to be held in a location of your choosing.
Please feel free to openly discuss with us what your family needs, as we understand you may have certain Samoan funeral traditions and rituals you'd like to follow for a Samoan funeral service (e.g. wearing traditional lavalava, muumuu, puletasi or white attire).
When it comes to choosing a traditional Samoan funeral package, please feel free to contact us. We have a range of affordable Samoan funerals for all budgets.
Here's a list of our most popular packages that we can explain further to you when we meet in person:
Planning a funeral that celebrates life and follows your traditional beliefs and culture is what we do best. Contact us today, and let's honour God's Will.
Brember Family Funerals are based in South-East Melbourne but travel to all areas of Metro Melbourne, Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula. Our caring team take great pride in a personalised service, so we are more than happy to travel to meet you and your family and help you arrange a Samoan funeral.
You can view a comprehensive list of our Melbourne funeral locations here, but please contact us if your suburb isn't listed.
While planning a Samoan funeral, a family member is selected as the orator chief (tulafale), who is the storyteller and funeral leader who informs family and friends about the death of a loved one. They lead a ceremony called saofa'i, where funeral arrangements are made, and they share a feast. A Samoan funeral is usually held at a church or a location chosen by the family.
A Samoan funeral service includes a lot of praying and singing. Often, the Moomooga Samoan funeral song is performed to say goodbye to the deceased person. The service can last anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours, and depending on the person's beliefs, they will hold a burial or cremation funeral service. The casket is open for viewing but often closed during the Samoan funeral service.
Brember Family Funerals take great pride in accommodating specific Samoan funeral traditions. When the family holds their meeting, we enjoy attending to hear all the stories about their loved one. Our team are also happy to wear appropriate attire, including a lavalava (wrap skirt), a muumuu or puletasi (dress), a white shirt, jacket and tie to match Samoan funeral traditions.
When a Samoan person passes away, gift-giving ceremonies (fa'alavelave) are held where people visit the Samoan family to bring gifts. Common gifts given to Samoan families include corn beef or chicken boxes, money or hand-woven mats.