Local, Family Owned Funeral Directors
At Sylvan Funerals & Somerville Bros. Funeral Directors we believe that families are the foundation of every community. Our family provides support, compassion and complete funeral services right across South East Queensland. We are proud to be Ipswich Funeral Directors, and also service Brisbane, Scenic Rim, Lockyer and Somerset Surrounds.
About Our Services
We are committed to quality, meaningful value and professional care for families during what is always a difficult time. Our services include: Cremation Services, Burial Services, Funeral Repatriation, Prepaid Funeral Bonds and Memorial Products. We also offer a range of Coffin and Caskets, Cremation Urns, and personalised printed keepsakes.
Vic & Gaylene Salomon
Planning a Meaningful Funeral
When arranging a funeral there is a lot to consider in terms of planning, and our family is here to guide you through the decisions and choices to make. To assist in planning, our website contains information regarding your choices and what information may need to be gathered.
Funeral Service Options
Funerals are personal and each person is different. For this reason we offer individual and personalised funeral options.
Whether a Traditional Church Funeral Service, a Cremation Service held in a chapel or an intimate service of close family and friends, we will discuss your options for either a Burial Service, Cremation Service or Memorial Service. This gives you a choice for what suits you and your family.
If you are arranging a burial, you may already know the cemetery that is to be used. There may even be a pre-purchased or existing cemetery plot.
All cemeteries are different and knowing the options available are important when making a decision, and may include.
Lawn Burial plots where the plaque is either recessed into the lawn or on a raised sloped desk.
Headstone Burial plots where a more traditional upright headstone is erected from Granite on a concrete strip or within a garden.
Monumental Burial plots where a traditional monument is constructed to cover the grave, and this is generally made by a qualified mason.
Cremation is a respectful, dignified and affordable funeral option, with flexibility for the type of service you may wish to plan.
Chapel Cremation Service, being a service held either in our Chapel or the Crematorium Chapel.
Church Cremation Service, where we would liaise with your church and clergy.
Private Cremation, where no formal service is held, or perhaps a memorial service is to be held at a later date.
Options for ashes memorialisation may include options from our cremation urn selection; placement at a cemetery or scattering in a special place.
Personalising a Service
Each person is different, and personalising a funeral to reflect them is our aim. We offer a range of additional service in house, so you don’t need to deal with anyone external to our small team.
Order of Service Booklets, we have a range of existing designs, but love to create unique and custom designs with family’s images.
Photo Slideshows are an important time to reflect, and if you are unable to create this, we can help do this as one of our services.
Funeral Celebrants are here to guide you, and we have in house celebrants to make it easier during an emotional time.
These are a few of our additional services we offer.