Adelaide Memorials Online

A Caring Presence for you and your family so you can Celebrate a Life

 

 

 

There has been a death – what do I do now?

Call us on 0428 766 580 (Deanne) or 0409 107 372 (Trevor) any day and any time 24/7.

We will assist you in all aspects of preparing a personalised memorial for your loved one.

A summary of our service:

  • Full funeral service with 24/7 phone support for the transfer of you loved one, preparation and cremation.
  • A warm and personalised live streamed / recorded memorial service in the location of your choice (including graveside).
  • For family members to attend, and keep to the current distancing guidelines.
  • For others to watch the service from any location in the world.

By simply scrolling down our site, you will find out more about our service to you, including:

When a loved one dies, is it possible to achieve a balance between the warmth and space to remember for funerals and memorials, while at the same time, truly celebrate the life that was?

If you are visiting our site, and a loved one has died, we are truly sorry for your loss.

The person you have loved, deserves nothing less than the best send off, as you say goodbye. As the care of your family, is at the very centre of all we do, to be truly present, we believe by truly listening and working with you, to fully understand your wishes, this balance of warmth and celebration is possible.

You want warmth, respect and sensitivity, as you rekindle memories, for people to gather to support you and your family in your time of sorrow. It is in this time of togetherness, we not only feel supported in our grief and sadness, but also have the space to truly celebrate the life, and reflect on the memories that become part of us.

With access to our fully equipped studio, Adelaide Memorials Online offers an online memorial service, either live streamed or pre-recorded in a location of your choice. Family members are able to attend, in line with current restrictions on memorial gatherings. Backed by a full Funeral Director service, we will arrange for the care, preparation and cremation of your loved one, giving them the ultimate respect they deserve, and to provide you and your family with peace of mind.

As the time of death cannot be predicted, please call us at any time. We are just a phone call away, 24/7. From the very ‘first call’ to us, you and your family can be assured of complete guidance through the Adelaide Memorials Online Journey.  

Please feel free to call us on 0428 766 580 (Deanne) or 0409 107 372 (Trevor) to discuss your requirements, or if you have any further questions.

 

Trevor Hayley Life Celebrant

Please call us to discuss your requirements

24/7

Phone Deanne
 0428 766 580

Phone Trevor
0409 107 372 

Trevor Hayley Conversation cafe

What happens? – Your Adelaide Memorials Online Journey

It is important to us, you know a little about the ‘process’ before you start. Rest assured we will guide you through your journey, and be available to answer any questions you have along the way. We invite you to see your journey as a sequence of steps, which will ensure all details are taken care of, while at the same time, creating a warm and personalised memorial. 

  1. Death to be certified – when the time arises, before calling us, a doctor will certify cause of death.
  2. First call – once the death has been certified, please call our 24/7 number – 0428 766 580 (Deanne) or 0409 107 372 (Trevor) – arrangements will be made for your loved one to be transferred into our care.
  3. Transfer – while you are waiting for our transfer staff, unless you require a further viewing, this will be the opportunity to say farewell. Once our staff arrive, your loved one will be transferred to our mortuary for preparation.
  4. Funeral Director Arrangement – we will contact you, to discuss your wishes for the memorial.
  5. Celebrant Meeting – our Celebrant will make contact to discuss your specific requirements.
  6. Memorial Studio – an opportunity for music and slides for the visual tribute to be uploaded, as well as the eulogy. A secure link will be provided, for your security and privacy, to our online platform.
  7. Online Memorial Service – this will take place at the designated time, either pre-recorded or live streamed. Our studio will have your professionally edited recording available online, as well as providing you with a hard copy.
  8. Cremation – your loved one will be transferred to the crematorium. The Ashes will be ready, within 3-5 business days, in readiness for collection. Alternatively, if the Ashes are being interred into a chosen keepsake urn (optional), arrangements will be advised by our Funeral Director.
  9. Death Certificate – Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages will post the Certificate, within four weeks.
Trevor Hayley Conversation cafe

Please note these steps are for our full service. These steps will change if we are engaged in the cremation only or memorial only options.

If the Coroner is involved, our Funeral Director will advise you on your options.

Pricing

* Additional Cost Considerations

Although we are keeping our costs to a minimum, please consider these in light of your circumstances:

  • Transfers greater than 60km from Adelaide GPO – $1.80 per km extra
  • After hours or weekend transfers – $250
  • Registered Doctors Certificate may be required depending on circumstances – $180
  • Location Memorials outside of Adelaide Metropolitan Region beyond Willunga, Strathalbyn, and Gawler – please consult with your Funeral Director.
  • Memorials outside of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday – please consult your Funeral Director.
  • Private Viewings. A dedicated space for you and your loved ones to say goodbye, place a flower or tribute and have the privacy and safe environment to grieve – $250.
  • Death Notices – please consult with our Funeral Director
  • Venue Hire – please factor in for specific venues.
  • Keepsake Urns – please consult with our Funeral Director.
  • Any other requests – please consult with our Funeral Director.

 

About Us

Deanne Edwards, as our principal Memorial Arranger, has served in half a dozen funeral homes in South Australia. Her core value is to be present and dedicated to the grieving family. She has engaged in numerous roles including Funeral Director/Conductor, Mortuary-care, Hearse driver, Celebrant, and general undertaking roles, whether memorials, funerals or burials. She brings a wealth of experience to Adelaide Memorials Online.

In her own words “I will continue to put the family first, and to assist families in a modern, better, unbiased and independent way: a truly respectful, compassionate, caring and understanding manner of service, with you and your family; and only you and your family in mind.”

If you would like to find out more about Deanne, feel free to go to her own website https://deanneedwardsfunerals.com

“Thank you for your understanding manner at our meeting and the comfortable, professional and compassionate way you helped us through our bereavement.”

 

Trevor Hayley, as our principal Memorial Celebrant, has performed memorial and funeral services for the last five years, in such locations as the Old Willunga Courthouse, Hindmarsh Island, Sporting Car Club, Funeral Homes, Belair National Park, Rural Cemeteries and graveside services. No two memorial services are the same, as families deserve nothing less than a personalised memorial experience. He brings his own unique and warm delivery style to Adelaide Memorials Online. Trained in pastoral care, including grief and loss, he will bring understanding to your family.

In his own words “It is a privilege to be present with families in their initial stages of loss, and to hear the stories and memories that made their loved one unique, and to discover the true essence of who they were. When I meet with you and your family, rest assured you will have my undivided attention. Families deserve nothing less.”

If you would like to find out more about Trevor, feel free to go to his own website https://trevorhayley.com.au

He also has a blog, where you are invited to share in his thoughts about grief, and other observations. Jottings from one fellow traveller in life to another. It can be found at https://trevorhayley.com.au/blog/

“Trevor conducted a Memorial Service in honour of my Mother. He visited us several days prior to the service and we were impressed by his kind and caring manner and how thorough he was in covering all aspects of the Service. On the day he conducted a very sensitive and personal ceremony – with support and understanding for family members. He understood that we wanted to celebrate Mum’s life and it was a joyous occasion.”

Our Story

Trevor Hayley Funeral Celebrant

Thank you for visiting our site.

In the beginning, there was initial coffee meeting between Deanne Edwards, an independent Funeral Arranger, and Trevor Hayley, Life Memorial Celebrant. Deanne had extensive experience in the Funeral industry, knowing all there is to know about the interaction of families with the funeral process. Trevor, who is trained in pastoral care, including grief and loss, had been officiating funeral and memorial services over the last few years, bringing a balance of celebrating life and empathy and compassion.

In the ensuing conversation, a resonance; where the care of families and being truly present with them, emerged. They found in each other a true compassion and empathy for families, and caring for them in their time of loss. This value of presence, left a lasting impression on each other, and they committed to see what would unfold.

A little while later, the time had come, to consider a new offering for Adelaide. Deanne and Trevor reconnected; a vision for a completely new online memorial service, together with a respectful and dignified funeral service; Adelaide Memorials Online was born.

At the very core of Adelaide Memorials Online is absolute presence with families, who in their time of loss, deserve nothing less. In addition, families will be assured of absolute transparency upfront, knowing all costs beforehand. We do no apply any mark-ups from our suppliers within our Adelaide Memorials Online Family, keeping these at cost for families. Our offering is to keep costs as low as possible, without compromising on Service.

 

Contact

Adelaide Memorials Online
Servicing Greater Adelaide and Regional South Australia

Phone Deanne: 0428 766 580
Phone Trevor: 0409 107 372 
Email: memorials@internode.on.net

ABN 35 785 836 775

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