Goodall & Bourne

Our Services

Cover for the Unforeseen

More often than not, the death of a loved one is the most unexpected event we face in the cycle of life. It is not easy to think about planning for a funeral.

Taking a little time now and choose from our funeral insurance packages can give you great peace of mind, ensuring that you can have the funeral you want without placing a burden on your loved ones. Please feel free to contact BM Assurance our in house funeral policy service provider.


Goodall and Bourne provide transport for human remains from the place of death to the place of rest.

Registration of death

You would need to register the death of your loved one within 5 days. Contact our offices for assistance.

Caring for the Deceased

Once you entrust your loved one with us, we take care of them with respect and professionalism. We provide embalming services if required.

Telling others about the Funeral

Goodall and Bourne can help you place a funeral notice in the local or national newspapers. We can help you draft wording and sending it to the publications, send an SMS, Email or Fax to the family members with an announcement.

Assistance with administration of Policy Claims

We can help you with the submission of your required claim documents, our friendly office staff will assist.

Meeting your Needs or Special Requests

The funeral arranging officer will guide you as to what is important in arranging a funeral event, from arranging the church, to the burial or cremation, and the memorial. Goodall and Bourne will communicate with the various entities and inform them of the funeral.

Arrange the funeral event of your loved one

Special needs for the funeral can be discussed with the Funeral arranging officer from music, religious requests, cultural, preferred flowers etc. let us know and we can arrange it.

Burial Services

After the service at a church or chapel, the family proceeds to the graveyard where Goodall and Bourne will assist with the burial. Should you already have a family grave or plot, we can arrange to have it re-opened. After the burial you need to consider a memorial headstone or a new inscription on an existing one.

Cremations and the handling of Ashes

Goodall and Bourne will arrange Cremation Services for families who prefer cremation to a burial services. We arrange for those families who want to see the Cremation to burial services process. We also assist families who want to scatter ashes.


Choose a headstone or memorial to Preserve the memory of a loved one.

Coping with Grief

Normally it is only after the funeral that the family and close members feels the extent of the loss. Visit our website for useful information on how to cope with grief and a list of organizations that can support you emotionally.

Grave Removals or Exhumation

We assist with the removal of a body from a grave and reburial. 

Casket Selections

Funeral homes have a number of caskets that you can choose from. Choose from cloth caskets, wood caskets, metal caskets and others. Customize many of the caskets to pay a fitting tribute to your loved one.

Cremation Containers

If you have chose cremation, a casket is not required. A cremation container to hold the body of your loved one is an alternative to the casket. If you choose to have a viewing with the body present, you can rent or purchase a casket from the funeral home.

Vault Selections

Outer Concrete Burial Vaults

Outer burial vaults are used primarily for two specific reasons:

1.    To support the grave, we have all walked in cemeteries, and have found the ground to be very uneven in many areas. The use of a vault eliminates the settling of the grave. Many cemeterians prefer the use of burial vaults for obvious maintenance reasons.

2.    To protect the casket and remains: For many families this is extremely important and to some families it is not. The choice is yours, although many cemetery’s and their maintenance people wish you to have an outer concrete burial vault at the time of disposition, the choice is always yours

Outer burial vaults range from the standard gold coloured vault, which is a non-lined outer burial vault and serves as basic protection from the gravesite elements, to Lined outer burial vaults which are designed for families who wish a more permanent protective burial vault, lined vaults are constructed with a combination of concrete cores, steel reinforcement and with inner liner materials ranging from ABS plastic, Polystyrene, Stainless Steel to the maximum lining for the maximum protection available such as a Copper or Bronze lining. All of the above outer burial vaults have a unique tongue and grove design in the lid and the body of the vault. A special sealant is applied before the lid is moved into place. All outer burial vault lids have the deceased’s name, year of birth and year of death inscribed on a special plate. The vault companies have the ability to personalize the lid of the vault upon the request of your funeral director.

Lined Vaults

Lined vaults are designed to protect the deceased and the casket against the entrance of any water or foreign grave elements.  Professional installation, a gravesite canopy as well as the grave dressings and custom lowering smoking device are all included in the price of the vaults listed.

Urn Selections

When cremation occurs generally the cremated remains are placed in a permanent urn.  The urn may be present for services, used for the final interment or kept in a special place in the home.  Urns are made of numerous materials generally in categories of hardwood, metal or stone. Many families have appreciated the option of personalized engraving.  This may include an inscription of the deceased’s name and dates of birth an death.  A wide selection of symbols is also available which may reflect hobbies, interests or affiliations.  Engraving is completed in order that the urn may be sent overnight from the manufacturer to our facility so no delay in arrangements is involved. We also offer a smaller selection of temporary urns for those selecting scattering, and miniature urns also called “keepsakes” which will hold a token portion of the cremated remains, a lock of hair or earth from the gravesite.

The value of an urn is determined by the material from which is it made and the craftsmanship involved in its production.  A wide range is offered providing choices in all price ranges.