All the ways we can help

Funeral planning

Planning a funeral can be an overwhelming and emotionally draining task – particularly at a time when you’re already dealing with the loss of someone dear to you. But we’re here to help. Just say the word and we’ll take on as much – or as little – of the responsibility of planning the funeral as you’d like us to.

Conventional or unconventional – it’s up to you

You might have an idea that feels right for your loved one’s funeral – but you’re worried it might seem a little unusual. Please, don’t hesitate to talk us through your ideas! You may be surprised by some of the more unique funerals we’ve planned in the past.

We have arranged burials at sea and on private properties. We’ve traded hearses for everything from horse-drawn carriages through to a much-loved old ute.  The fact is, we’ll go to almost any length to make their day a fitting tribute. It’s this helpful attitude and flexible approach that makes William Cole Funerals different.

Burial and cremation

Whether you’re planning a burial or a cremation, we can take care of everything. That means we’ll liaise directly with your chosen cemetery or crematorium, so there’s one less step in the funeral planning process that you’ll need to worry about. If you’d like to know more about Canberra’s local cemeteries and crematoriums, we’ll be happy to discuss your options.


If you’d like flowers at the service, we’ll make sure their favourite flowers are there to brighten the day. We can also organise for donations to be made to a charity in lieu of flowers.

Cars and hearses

Our beautifully maintained fleet includes a selection of hearses, as well as cars to take family members to the funeral. Of course, if you have a particular vehicle in mind for the service – a classic car, a horse and carriage, even a motorcycle – we’ll be happy to organise it for the day.

Coffins and caskets

The task of selecting the right coffin or casket for a loved one is often a difficult one – but we’ll be there to guide you. Just like the service, we’ll help you make an informed decision about which coffin or casket from our considerable range is best for the occasion, and best for your loved one.

Green funerals

After losing someone dear to you, worrying about the environment is probably the last thing on your mind. But it’s a fact that traditional funerals – both burials and cremations – have a significant impact on the environment.

At William Cole Funerals, we offer a range of green options, including cardboard and wicker caskets and coffins, bush burials or biodegradable urns.

So whether your loved one was a dyed-in-the-wool greenie, or they just cared about doing the right thing by the planet, a ‘green’ funeral is a wonderful way to celebrate their love of nature.

Free Consultation & Quote

Call us on (02) 6253 3655 or fill in the form below, and we can discuss your needs one-on-one.

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