- Appointment with the family
A moment to confide and share with your funeral advisor. Talk to them about the person who has passed away; they will know how to best assist you so that you can respect both the wishes of the deceased and your needs in this first and important stage of grief.
- Choice of farewell ceremony
Whether it be a religious service – of any faith – secular service, musical service, simple vigil at home or in a chapel of rest, organise the funeral that is right for your loved one.
Choice of location for the grave
Either burial in a cemetery or cremation followed by placing the ashes in a columbarium or urn grave, or scattering the ashes in a garden of remembrance, we will offer you advice based on the wishes of the deceased, your desires and the options available.
- Choice of funeral objects
Our showrooms display our coffins, urns and other pieces for you to select. Prices are displayed for full transparency.
- Preparation of the body
The deceased will be washed and dressed, their hair will be brushed, make-up applied (only when desired) and placed in the coffin.
If you wish, you may take part in the preparation of the body.
- Embalming (when requested and authorised by the family)
Practised by a professional, embalming can help restore the deceased’s appearance and give an impression of peaceful rest. The process is carried out with the utmost care.
We can also perform reconstructive surgery, if deemed necessary.
- Viewing the body
You have the choice of several spaces to place your loved one before the funeral service: a chapel of rest, parish or commune crypt and also at home (under certain conditions). We encourage you to personalise this space with flowers, photos, drawings, personal belongings and memories.
We have spaces for you to decorate and personalise the coffin before the body is placed in it. You can paint the coffin, leave written messages, and place stickers, drawings and photos, etc. (Please note this material is not provided.)
- Ordering flowers
During your appointment, you can choose your flower arrangements from our fresh flower catalogue. Your usual florist can also take care of this if you prefer; they know you best.
- Death notice
If you like, we can write the death notice that will appear in the newspaper or newspapers of your choice.
- Creating an online space
We offer the opportunity to create a free and intimate online space for you to share all the information about the funeral. Your loved ones can also send their condolences and share memories and photos, which you can then transform into a beautiful book, put together by an artisanal printer.
- Administrative tasks
We will take care of the administrative tasks relating to the death: registering the death at the registry office, requesting the death certificate and all the formalities regarding the funeral arrangements.
At the end of the appointment, we will prepare a detailed and clearly explained quote. You will be given a copy of all the documents you signed and the summary of the funeral arrangements to take with you when you leave.
After the appointment, we will remain at your complete disposal.
IN CASE OF FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please be aware that Pompes Funèbres Générales Genève SA has been an authorised provider for 18 communes in the canton of Geneva since 1950.
Do tell us about your difficulties so we can make a request for aid from the commune where the deceased lived.
We are an authorised provider in the following communes: Aire-la-Ville, Bellevue, Bernex, Carouge, Chambésy, Chêne-Bougeries, Dardagny, Genthod, Jussy, Lancy, Meyrin, Onex, Plan-les-Ouates, Russin, Satigny, Vandoeuvres, Versoix and Veyrier.