For Over Thirty Years
Gateway Funerals has built their reputation in the community as the most compassionate and kind funeral directors in the Bayside and Mornington Peninsula area of Melbourne.
With our focus on bringing the extra compassion and understanding to services we conduct, Gateway offers a personalised and extremely high standard of service, which is why we are held with such strong regard thirty years and counting.
Our staff are all highly trained, and members of the community that they service, bringing a sense of calmness and gentle support throughout the funeral planning process and service. Our staff ensure that all those left behind by the loved one who has passed, are able to say goodbye knowing they have been taken well taken care of by Gateway Funerals.
The Stages of The Journey
The process of arranging a funeral can be a daunting and emotional one and in order to help you find the information you need during this difficult time, we have broken up The Funeral Journey into 5 key stages. Each stage is designed to provide important and relevant information when you need it most.
Remember that no matter what stage of the journey you are in, our team of dedicated and understanding professionals are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to guide and support you in any way we can.
While no-one wants to think about their death, pre-planning your funeral gives you the peace of mind to know that when the time comes, your family will be guided with professional support, providing a much-needed sense of comfort.
Time Of Death
Few of us are prepared when a death occurs and we often need support and assistance both at the initial time of death and throughout the funeral planning process, as well as continued support as we come to terms with the loss.
The Funeral Arrangement
A funeral service is the customary way to recognise death and allows us to honour and show respect for the dead as well as to help those left behind begin the process of grief recovery.
The Funeral Service
A funeral ceremony helps to publicly acknowledge the reality of the death, and when shared with friends and family it encourages the expression of grief.
After The Funeral
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s important to remember that grief and mourning is a process and not an event.
Two Melbourne Locations
Serving The Melbourne Bayside & Dandenong Areas For Over 25 Years.
From the first phone call, to inquire how to take our Dad from the nursing home into your care, and then the appointment with you, the whole sad occasion has been seamless and thoroughly professional from the outset.
We are glad we chose Gateway to handle the funeral, as every detail was taken care of, and the service was just the best and your choice of civil celebrant, we could not have wished for a better send off for Dad.
The car was on time. The Aussie flag on Dads coffin was a great thought, and the way you all helped Isobel, to and from the service was first class.
I will recommend your company to anyone that has to go through the sadness and loss and then arrange a funeral, for a loved one, your professionalism and attention to detail, took all those arrangements out of our mind at such a sad time.
Thank you again to everyone.”