Saying goodbye

In death as in life, we have an opportunity to express ourselves authentically.  For some of us, the comfort of conventional funeral care helps us come to terms with our loss.  For others, it is important to be personally and intimately involved in the care of the person we have loved and accordingly, we are looking for more choice and empowerment in death and funeral care. We are honoured to support you in whatever form of care you choose to honour the person who has died and to respect the needs of the living.

Home-based care

Whether you live in Melbourne, Country Victoria, the Surf Coast Region or beyond, with our carefully selected equipment we can support your decision to care for your family member in your own home. By keeping your loved one’s body cool, you can comfortably care for them yourself, knowing we are right there with you, supporting you through every step. Taking all the time you need to adjust to the death and to gently begin the preparation of the body for the funeral. With our discreet assistance, you can wash, dress, and prepare the body in your own time and in your own way. Our gentle professional team can be as involved as much or as little as you desire. We are on-call 24 hours a day if you require urgent assistance with the care of your family member.

Natural care in our premises

You may choose to have the body transferred to our premises, The Sanctuary, here in the beautiful and peaceful Macedon Ranges. We will naturally and gently care for the body in our carefully designed and purpose-built sanctuary.  You may participate in the preparation of the body if you wish, and you are welcome to visit and spend time with your loved one. Our lounge is comfortable and fully equipped for you to make a home away from home as you begin the planning of saying goodbye. Please talk with us about holding a vigil.

Our Macedon Ranges Sanctuary is located at 65 Urquhart Street, Woodend and we offer sacred shelter for the dead, and gentle guidance for the living. You are welcome anytime!

Family-led funerals

You may want to choose to arrange the funeral yourself. This choice is legal and very beautiful. At Natural Grace we are passionately committed to supporting families who make this choice and are pleased to offer any assistance that you may require.  Our products and services can be broken down into ‘per item’ costs and you are welcome to select as much or as little help as you need.

All-inclusive low-cost option

A funeral does not need to cost the earth. We offer a natural, respectful and affordable range of products and services. From beautiful home-based ceremonies or shrouded burials and cremations to sustainably sourced coffins; we have many choices to help you keep to your budget. By involving your community to cater for a wake or contributing homegrown flowers and greenery; we strive to help you find meaningful and memorable ways to honour your loved one.

Victorian consumer law requires all funeral directors to offer a low-cost all-inclusive option. Please contact us at Natural Grace to discuss our dignified and no-fuss offering.

You can shed tears that she is gone and you can smile because she has lived.