In the Care of
Carol & Terry Crawford Funeral Services
Carol & Terry
In The Care of
Welcome to Carol & Terry Crawford Funeral Services.
We are there to support and guide you at possibly the most difficult time in your life, by providing an exceptional level of caring service 24 hours, 7 days a week.
We will help you to honour your loved one in a meaningful way, by guiding you through the many and varied choices available when making Funeral Arrangements. Our attention to even the smallest detail can make a difference to how you farewell your loved one. Our commitment is to accommodate your requirements with care and dignity, reflecting your values and customs.
Carol & Terry Crawford Funeral Services has a strong connection to community, through local sponsorship.
Carol Crawford has been a Funeral Director for 21 years and has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to help families through some of the most difficult times in their lives. For this reason Carol decided to undertake further study completing a Graduate Certificate in Health Studies in the field of Loss and Grief from the University of Queensland in 2004. Carol began her professional career as a Primary School Teacher reflective of her passion for professions that allow her to give back to the others.
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love becomes a part of us" Helen Keller.
Terry Crawford has been a Funeral Director for 33 years, and has also furthered his knowledge ad expertise studying a Certificate of Funeral Management and Bereavement Studies. Since then Terry has used his caring and creative nature to help many families in the Geelong Region. Terry is also extremely hands on and has taken the lead in cultivating and maintaining the extensive gardens and grounds, working hard to create a unique and tranquil setting for families to share the more intimate of moments during a farewell.
"Alone we can do so little;
Together we can do so much" Helen Keller
The Crawford Difference
Carol and Terry had a vision to create and deliver a holistic approach to funeral care, evident throughout both the Service and care provided by all team members and extensive park like gardens which provide a warm and inviting environment for families and friends. Carol and Terry wanted to relieve some of the apprehension and uncomfortable feelings often associated with funeral care and approach a person's farewell as part of their journey. Their vision for this was to create both a beautiful warm and tranquil physical environment as well as a comforting and inviting essence, within the grounds and chapel.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart" Helen Keller.
Prefer to talk to someone?
Prefer to talk through your options? We are always available to have a quick chat or a detailed discussion about your queries or concerns. You can also call and make a no-obligation appointment to sit down with one of our friendly staff. We are always here to offer gentle and supportive guidance.
Whilst the way in which we express our condolences and support during a difficult time has changed, the importance of these messages of support and sympathy remains the same.
Notices & Tributes
When a loved one passes away it can a very emotional and challenging time. For some families arranging the Funeral Service can often seem daunting and overwhelming.
We are here to gently guide and support you through these arrangements every step of the way, providing clarity and direction on the many and varied choices available to you.
Carol and Terry Crawford Funeral Services strongly believe that every Service should be unique. Whether you're planning a simple Farewell or a more elaborate Service we can help you to tailor your choices to reflect your family's needs and style, providing your loved one with a respectful and personalised farewell.
To speak to one of our friendly staff members please call 03 5248 5500 for a no-obligation discussion about how we can help you.
Pre- Planned Services help bring peace of mind and ensure your farewell is a true reflection of the life you lived. Prepaid Funeral Services can also help to provide financial peace of mind to your family with the knowledge that they can say goodbye to you in the way that you wished without the added financial burden.
Funeral costs are fixed at today's prices and your selected choices are not affected by any future price increases.
You are able to determine how you want you life to be celebrate and honoured.
You are able to discuss your wishes with your family.
Decisions and wishes are able to be recorded without the challenging emotional effect of a passing
Your family will not have to worry about the financial burden of funeral costs.
Your family will not be left with difficult decisions of how to best reflect and celebrate your life.
Pre-Paid & Pre-Arranged Services
Carol and Terry Crawford Funeral Services is the only Funeral home in Geelong that can help you with the important task of organising a commemorative plaque. Sometimes finding the right wording, design and style is difficult and we can help you with this, providing a visual proof to ensure you are happy with your final design.
Chapel & Gardens
We understand a Funeral Service is about more than just the tangible moments you see, its also about the feelings evoked from reflecting on a life loved and lived. Our Premises is designed with this in mind providing a warm, comfortable and inviting space both in and outdoors to share memories, reflect or even smile and laugh, whilst celebrating your loved one's life.
Our Chapel has an indoor seating capacity of 110 and standing room for another 40. A private family room is available for the immediate family to gather along with a private viewing room, for the more intimate moments.
For larger Services, an indoor/outdoor area which includes a screen and speakers can accommodate a larger crowd. Along with our beautiful gardens, gazebo, and large car-park, our facilities provide a warm and relaxed environment.
My precious Mum was given the most beautiful "send off" by Terry, Carol, Madeline & staff. Nothing was too much trouble, they listened & made it all happen.
Terry is amazing...such compassion & understanding.
I have beautiful memories from a perfect "Goodbye"
Thank you...so much.
~ Jennifer ~