Special Funeral Features

Special Funeral Features

Rankins can help personalise the ceremony with some extra touches. 
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Display your loved one’s favourite items and possessions. For example, the avid golfer might choose golf clubs leaning against the coffin, while a child might have a favourite teddy bear sitting on the casket.
Special Releases:

Rankins can organise a beautiful dove or butterfly release. The symbolic nature of a white dove offers a moving finale to a funeral ceremony. The symbolism of a butterfly release is much the same, only with a more colourful flair.
RSL Services:

Rankins Funerals can conduct or assist with RSL Services.  We can liaise with the RSL to be in attendance. Some special touches to honour those who served might include:
Flag place over the coffin, Poppies, The Ode, Guard Of Honour, Last Post / Reveille.

In addition to a traditional hearse, Rankins provides the option for families to have their loved one carried on a Harley Davidson motorcycle hearse-perfect for someone who loved a touch of the wild side.
Life Story Presentation:

A Life Story Presentation is a collection of photos of your loved one’s life journey, accompanied by music of your choice. The Life Story Presentation is viewed at a suitable time during the service and makes a memorable keepsake for the family.

Our chapel has a camera discreetly built into the ceiling to record the service and is presented to the family on USB thumb drive.
Live Music:

Music plays a large part in a funeral service. We often use music to express intense feeling and emotions. Songs of your choice played through our in house or portable sound system or we can organise a musician.
  • Organist            
  • Opera Singers
  • Harpist
  • Brass Bands
  • Buglers
  • String Quartet
  • Bagpipers
  • Vocalist
  • Violinist
Rankins Ladies, you may choose to have the Rankins Ladies arrange and conduct the funeral service.
Services for a Child:

Rankins can add those touches that are especially for a child's service.
  • Children's Music selection       
  • Balloon Release
  • Plaster cast of hand or foot     
  • Ink or clay prints of hands
  • Remembrance and personalised candle
  • Lock of hair
  • Use of teddy bears in hearse and during service
  • Fill the hearse with balloons and release the after the service.
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