In Perth, 80% of funeral services are cremations and all are undertaken by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board at Fremantle Cemetery, Karrakatta Cemetery and Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park.
Many cremations are preceded by a service held in one of our chapels. The service culminates in the committal of the casket.
Each chapel is complemented by condolence lounges in which families may host mourners for light refreshments once the funeral service has concluded.
Cremation is the reduction of a body to ashes by fire conducted in a purpose-built crematorium. The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board owns and operates the latest and most energy efficient cremation equipment available.
Each crematorium is complemented by several purpose built chapels and condolence lounges in which families generally hold a remembrance service followed by the provision of light refreshments.
Cremation is less expensive than burial. Also, burial takes up valuable land and for this reason many people consider cremation to be more environmentally friendly.
Cremation also offers families a broader range of opportunities to commemorate the deceased in a fittingly appropriate manner following the actual cremation.