Being a funeral director is a challenging but rewarding career and it is not a static role.  The most humble task is being able to assist a family to arrange a service that reflects their loved ones.  It not only gives immense satisfaction of being trusted to support them at such a difficult time in their lives, it is also very fulfilling.  Every service is unique, as is each families needs, but being honored and entrusted with many people from different walks of life and cultures adds all the more richness to Carol & Terry’s own lives.

WHAT IS.. Carol + Terry Crawford Funerals?

Carol & Terry Crawford Funeral Services is a locally owned and operated family funeral home, offering funeral care, pre-paid or pre-arranged funerals and bronze plaques for Memorialization needs.  Carol & Terry Crawford Funerals is unique to Geelong and district.  We offer a beautiful chapel nestled on manicured gardens overlooking the Bay towards the You Yangs.  We believe our chapel offers a warm and inviting environment for families to farewell their loved one.

EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS AN ADVISER… who is it that you turn to?

Terry and I believe a good adviser is essential and would be impossible to run a small business without one.  Danny Grigg is the person we turn to constantly for our accounting needs together with Krystine Canny-Smith.  More recently we have been seeking Samantha Butcher’s assistance for our financial planning needs and are looking forward to continued work with her and the start of this exciting venture together.

DO YOU ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PLAN… when it comes to thinking about their funerals?

The concept of pre-planning a funeral has been with us for quite some time with families having the option to pre-pay their funeral, to pre-arrange their funeral without payment until the funeral is required or to partially pre-pay their funeral, for example covering the cemetery or cremation costs only.  There is no cost or obligation to discuss pre-paid or pre-arranged funeral needs.

We also encourage families to think about estate planning in tandem with their pre-planning their funeral as this can be very beneficial in so many different aspects.

IF YOU HAD TO PICK ONE THING… what do you love the most about your job?

Being a funeral director is a challenging but, rewarding role.  Being able to assist a family to arrange a service that reflects their loved one, gives immense satisfaction that we have been able to help people at a very difficult time in their lives.  Funeral Directing is not a static role.  Our day constantly changes as each funeral service is unique, as is each family’s needs.  We also engage with many people from different walks of life and cultures and this adds a richness to our own lives.

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE… what are your plans for Carol + Terry Crawford Funerals?

Covid-19 had been a huge upheaval for our society, leaving many people confused and unsure about their futures.  At the moment, we are assessing what this means to us.  However, the one constant is being there for families when we are needed, just as we have been in the past.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE… + get in contact?

P // +03 5248 5500

E // admin@crawfords.net.au

W // www.carolandterrycrawfordfunerals.net