Our support begins with the very first contact. We will make arrangements to transfer your loved one if you need it. We’ll also arrange a private meeting at your home, office or other preferred location.

At this meeting, we will talk about your needs and wishes. We will guide you through your options, advise you on all aspects of the celebration – both practical and celebratory, from what to do in the first 24 hours through to the funeral service.

  • Timing
  • Location, whether it be in our chapel or another venue of your choice
  • The celebrant
  • The type of funeral services, including eulogies
  • Music and audio visual requirements (including recording the service)
  • Vehicles
  • Obituaries and funeral notices
  • Flowers
  • Coffin or casket selection and urn
  • Burial and/or cremation
  • Booklets or other remembrances
  • The post-funeral celebration
  • Fully detailed costs

We will also leave you with a clear outline of your arrangements so that you can review it and share it with others. After the meeting, your funeral director will continue to support you by seeing to the arrangements and liaising with clergy or celebrants, florists, the church, newspapers and other parties. We can involve you in as much or as little of the organisation as you wish. It’s completely up to you.

At William Sheahan Funerals, we understand that this is a time of remembrance; a time for family and friends. The goal of our funeral directors is to create the celebration you desire and make the arrangements as simple as possible for you.

The First 24 Hours

William Sheahan Funerals at Drysdale has prepared the following information to assist you when someone dies and what to do in the first 24 hours. When someone dies in a public hospital Contact William Sheahan Funerals who will deal directly with the hospital. The body will be kept in the hospital mortuary until all paperwork...


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Coffins & Caskets

Your choice of coffin or casket is one of the most personal decisions you will make. It is also usually one of the largest expenses you will incur in arranging a funeral. William Sheahan Funerals, based in Drysdale and servicing the Greater City of Geelong, the Bellarine and the Surf Coast, offers a wide range...


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The Funeral Service

Commemorating the life of a loved one is a deeply personal, individual experience. For that reason, we are committed to ensuring your personal choices are reflected in the service we provide. We can: Conduct the funeral service at our Chapel within our funeral home in Drysdale or at the venue of your choice. Our Chapel...


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