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Memorial & No Service Options

Families have more choice than ever when it comes to farewelling their loved one. Most want tradition and ceremony, while other prefer to keep it simple. Durdin & Forgie have always offered a No Funeral Service option, though now we have given you even more choice and made it more flexible to adapt to the needs and wishes of individual families. As with any of our services, they can be tailored to suit your requirements.

There are generally four main costs:
Professional Service fee +
Cemetery or crematorium costs +
Choice of coffin & legal documentation +
Also you are able to select other optional choices.

Have you already had a private burial or cremation elsewhere for your loved one and would like to host a separate memorial service for family and friends? Have a look at our Memorial Service options.

Sometimes it hard to compare or work out what you want from a list of items or services that you may have never heard of before. So, we have written some scenarios based on the No Service options that we have provided in the past.

Family 1
Mum has passed away in the Lyell McEwin Hospital, she didn’t want a service, but I would like to say goodbye, just myself and my brother. She didn’t want anything flash or expensive, and wanted us to hold a family gathering at her favourite restaurant later. So, we would like to get her ashes back as soon as possible.

Professional Service Fee (includes the arrange during business hours, Basic Mortuary Care, Identification x 2 people only) $ 1190.00
Cremation Fee (NRC) $660.00
Cremation Permit $64.35
Death Certificate $64.35
Coffin (basic particle board) $745.80
TOTAL $2,724.50

*Administration Fee of $ 440.00 applies if account not paid within 14 days. (Total $3,164.50)

Family 2
Mum has passed away at the Nursing Home she doesn’t want a service, I don’t want to see her I just want the cremation and her ashes back so I can scatter them. She didn’t like the idea of a coffin, we would prefer something more environmental like a shroud. We have limited funds and would like to go on a payment plan.

Professional Service Fee (includes the arrange during business hours, Basic Mortuary Care) $1190.00
Cremation Fee (NRC) $660.00
Cremation Permit $64.35
Death Certificate $64.35
Bamboo Fibre Shroud (non coffin alternate) $745.80
Doctors Certificates for Cremation (up to) $220.00
Administration and Payment Plan fee $350.00
TOTAL $3,294.50

Family 3
Dad has passed away (2.00 am) at home. The palliative care team have been and said that we can call the Funeral Director. We would like to see Dad, but we don’t want to have a formal service but would like to make a toast to him with his favourite beer and play his favourite song, Always Look on the Bright side of Life. We had Mums service at the Balaklava Chapel and would like it in the same place. Dad has a lot of brothers and sisters who would like to see him too, and as they are travelling from all around, it would be nice to also have some light refreshments and time to catch up.

Professional Service Fee (includes the arrange during business hours, Basic Mortuary Care, Identification x 2 people only) $ 1190.00
Cremation Fee (NRC) $660.00
Cremation Permit $64.35
Death Certificates $64.35
Doctors Certificates for cremation (up to) $220.00
Coffin (basic particle board) $745.80
Use of Chapel (1/2 hour) $484.00
Lounge (1/2 hour) $495.00
Drinks and Additional catering At Cost
(Lounge and Chapel x 1 hour total may be used concurrently)
TOTAL $3,923.50*

*Administration Fee of $440.00 applies if account not paid within 14 days. (Total $4,363.50)

Family 4
My son has passed away in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, we would like to have him cremated. His grandparents, aunty and uncles are interstate and would like to spend some time with him before the cremation. We are planning on having a memorial service in our church later but we would like to be there when the cremation takes place, are you able to come tonight for us to sign any paperwork. We would also like to choose an Urn.

Professional Service Fee (includes the arrange during business hours, Basic Mortuary Care) $1190.00
After hours arrange $220.00
Cremation Fee (NRC) $660.00
Cremation Permit $64.35
Death Certificate $64.35
Coffin (basic particle board) $745.80
Use of chapel – Cowan Street Chapel $484.00
Urn (tree of life) $450.00
View the coffin placed into the chamber at the crematorium $165.00
TOTAL $4,043.50*

*Administration Fee of $440.00 applies if account not paid within 14 days. (Total $4,483.50)

Want to look at all the options and see what suits you? Continue below.

Please keep in mind the cost consists of the Professional Service fee + cemetery or crematorium costs + choice of coffin/legal documents + other optional choices.

Professional Service Fee – includes – $1190.00
– Arrange during business hours
– Mortuary care (basic)
– Legal identification for 2 persons only for 1/4 hour.
– Transfer of deceased from place of death (24 hours)

Cremation Fee (NRC) $660.00
Cemetery Fees – At cost
Coffin – basic particle board or Bamboo shroud $745.80
– Other choices At cost
Cremation Permit $64.35
Doctors Certificates for cremation (if required) $220.00
Death Certificate $64.35
Late payment Fee $440.00 (if account not settled within 14 days)

OTHER VIEWING CHOICES
Use of chapel for larger gatherings for 1/2 hour at our Balaklava or Cowan Street Chapel only $484.00

OPTIONAL CHOICES
View the coffin placed into the chamber at the crematorium (NRC only, others at cost) $165.00
After hours arrange $220.00
Lounge including Light Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits) for 1/2 hour (can be combined with Use of Chapel. Total 1 hour) $495.00
Other catering – At cost
Embalming – $660.00
Mileage over 30 kms from nearest office -$1.65 per km each way
Ashes dispersal or placement with celebrant up to 1 hour – $660.00
+ $150.00 per hour after that.
Beach Service inc Celebrant up to 1 hour – $660.00
+ $150.00 per hour after that.
Sea Scattering – VikingYachtCharters.com.au
Glass Globes – EternityMemorials.com.au
Urns – At cos

Instalment Plan fee $350.00 (Setup within 14 days)

Payment Terms

  • $500.00 deposit required prior to the cremation or full cemetery fees.
  • A $440 late payment fee is added for accounts not settled within 14 days or when a payment plan is selected.
  • Payment plans are available if setup within 14 days.

Durdin & Forgie Family Funeral Directors offer all aspects of funeral services in Balaklava, South Australia. Whether your need is immediate or you’re just planning ahead, our friendly staff are here to help.