Most families have a good idea of their loved one’s wishes, but even if you don’t, we’ll be able to explain the options to you so you understand.
Cremation or burial is a highly personal decision, and we respect your right to choose based on your loved ones’ preferences, your religious beliefs or cultural rites. Either way, we have great relationships with cemeteries and crematoriums all across Sydney, and regardless of what you choose, we’ll be by your side to help arrange it all.
Many people choose cremations as part of their cultural or religious beliefs, others choose it as a preferred method for personal reasons.
Cremation is generally considered as a cheaper alternative to burial, but whatever you choose, we’ll show you how the two options add up before you make a decision.
If you choose a cremation you will require an additional Medical Certificate which has been verified by a second doctor, and we will help arrange these on your behalf.
We are able to arrange cremation at most Sydney crematoriums, with modern chapels for a professional send-off.
At Timmins Funerals we can arrange internment at any cemetery within the Sydney Metropolitan Area. There are still many options for families to choose burial sites, and if you don’t have one in mind we will help you find one.
Currently, all cemeteries in NSW have unlimited tenure, which means that once a grave is sold it can only be used by one owner, and once full with either one, two or three burials it can never be resold or used again.
Burial may work out to be more expensive, but we will walk you through all the costs involved so you can make an informed decision.
If you don’t already own a gravesite you will need to visit your chosen cemetery to select one, which is a very important and emotional part of the process.
Since the 1950’s we've been honoured and privileged to share in the most difficult time for more than 20,000 families, and to ease their loss in some small way. Read what they say about Timmins Funerals:
" Thank you for making dad's funeral easy and smooth. You did a great job and it was noted by many. We all appreciated your kindness"Amanda
" Please accept this card as a small token of my and my brothers appreciation for the kindness and respectful way you assisted us with the passing of our brother Ray. Frances is a credit to Timmins Funerals and her generosity of spirit is a wonderful trait."Peter
"On behalf of our Aunt Vera's extended family we would like to express our thanks for all your assistance in making this sad occasion pass with minimal stress and maximum professionalism. Vera deserved the dignity and respect shown on that day and we are all so grateful to you. Should the occasion arise we will have no hesitation recommending your services. Your good care helped ease our pain on that very sad day."Lesley
"To the operations manager Timmins Funerals, Yesterday I attended workmate Don's funeral service conducted by your group. What a respectful and comforting experience it was for me- from the initial greeting at the door, to the sensitive and useful (again) thoughts of the celebrant, finishing with your conductors kind strength. Thank you"Michael
" I would like to thank your for organising of mum's service. It all went very smoothly which is actually what is needed at such a difficult time for the family. Your professionalism and attention to detail was excellent. The printing of the service was lovely. The addition of the photo of the Hawkesbury River made it more special."Janene
"Thanks so much for the brilliant job you and your men did for Mollie. We all felt it was a perfect burial for her and appreciate your tact, warmth and generosity."Jonathan
Speak with us and we’ll help you go through the options today. You’re welcome to either call us on 02 9630 9688 or simply fill in the form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
For priority service we recommend phoning us directly on 02 9630 9688. We respond to
ALL enquires, however, regrettably it is sometimes difficult to reach families via email.