Planning Ahead

When you plan ahead you can ease the burden for your family of making many complicated decisions as well as what can be a large and unplanned expense of a funeral.

Why pre-plan?

  • Design your service the way you want to be remembered
  • Remove difficult decision making away from your family
  • Pay at today’s price, beat future price rises
  • No age or health restrictions
  • Pension benefits – pre-paid funerals will not affect your pension entitlements

Working with Foresters Friendly Society, Grace Funerals offers you different pre-planning options:

Pre-Arranged Funeral: With one of our funerals consultants we help you plan the funeral you would like, however no money is paid and at the time of need your family will be able to use what you have planned but will have to bear the full cost of the funeral at the current day prices.

Pre-Paid Funeral: You plan the funeral service that you would like to have and then you fully pre-pay this at today’s prices. At the time of need your family will have no additional expenses (unless they choose to add anything to the service). Your funds are then safeguarded by being submitted to Foresters Friendly Society. For more information please see

Funeral Bond: This works in conjunction with a pre-arrange funeral, when you don’t have sufficient funds at the time you make the arrangement to pay for the pre-paid funeral you can start a funeral bond where you can either leave it to earn interest or you can continue to pay money into it on a regular basis. This can then be used to convert it to a pre-paid funeral at a later date or your family can use this bond to pay for your full funeral or part of it if the bond doesn’t cover the full amount. This bond is safeguarded with Foresters Friendly Society. See details

Contact us to request more information on pre-planning. Or call us on 02 4735 6900 to speak with one of our team who can talk you through the options available to you.

Dear Asha and Team,


When my son suicided it was the darkest time of my life. Your care, love and compassion helped to carry us through. You seemed to know exactly what we wanted and everything was handled with understanding and delicacy.


The service was a perfect tribute to his remarkable life. Your ability to accommodate our unusual requests (people signing the coffin and posting photo’s on it) meant that Sean received the farewell that I am sure he would have wanted.


Thank you all so much.

Linda Campbell
May 2017

It was such an emotional time for us but your professionalism and compassion helped enormously.

I haven’t been through this process before but it wasn’t upsetting as both Julie and Jo gave us such support and nothing was too much trouble.

I would definitely recommend Grace Funerals after our experience.

Carol & Rob
January 2017

The team at Grace Funerals, especially Asha and Tom, are wonderful people to work with. They provided professional, compassionate guidance through the funeral planning process, and my dad’s service was exactly how we envisioned. I would recommend Grace Funerals to anybody who finds themselves in the unfortunate position of needing to plan a funeral.

Nat Wells
April 2016

Not only were you all very patient but showed compassion in this difficult time. Tom we thank you and all your wonderful staff. The women looked so beautiful on the day and we were all touched at how everything fell into place. We think Dad would have been honoured.

Marie Walcott
July 2016

“Your professionalism, graciousness, love, comfort & support show to us at this most difficult time of losing our beautiful mother will never be forgotten. Every detail was handled with perfection, everything was very well co-ordinated in a very tight timeframe.”

April 2016

Words cannot express our thanks and gratitude to you and the staff at Grace Funerals. You kindness and assistance made the day a beautiful memory for us to reflect back on.

January 2016

The funeral service that you put together was absolutely perfect and was exactly what mum would have wanted. Please know that if I ever need a funeral director again you will be my first call.

Steve Nicholls

Grace Funerals were professional, compassionate and showed immense understanding throughout the whole process of my grandmother’s funeral. They came highly recommended by our Bishop and entire church community – and know I know why! Their service was outstanding and they showed show much attention to detail. Asha went out of her way to make sure the funeral was as beautiful and memorable as our nan while also carefully considering our budget and highly unique needs. The facilities had a wonderful ambiance and the day felt intimate, warm and welcoming. We had several extenuating circumstances that could have proven extremely difficult and stressful but Asha and her team really took us by the hand and handled everything for us. We can’t thank you enough. I would never go anywhere else now! I can’t recommend you highly enough!

Michelle Said
June 2017

To the team at Grace Funerals,

The family send our appreciation for the beautiful funeral service organized for our dear Mother. You worked seamlessly in the background so that everything ran smoothly and she had the best send off possible.
Kind Regards,

Flynn Family
September 2018

The team at Grace funerals helped us through the difficult time with the sudden death of our son. They were patient, caring and professional. The fee was reasonable. A great support helping us through this journey. 

August 2018


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