Funeral Procession – Hearse – Funeral Cars
A funeral procession or funeral cortege is a procession, of motor vehicles carrying the loved one and family and friends of the departed loved one for a funeral. The funeral procession symbolises the final journey for the departed. The funeral cars or family mourning vehicles that form the procession normally would have the Hearse as the lead car, followed by vans and sedans and sometimes limousines that will travel bumper to bumper.
Traditionally the funeral processions Cortege starts at the home of the person who has died, with the hearse, cars and vans then travelling to the one or multiple venues where the Service will take place. This final procession of family mourning and funeral transport allows family groups to travel together and helps bring closure for the grieving.
The funeral procession may drive together with their headlights on at a slower speed through Perth and encompass the following services and venues:
The Funeral Day – Funeral Transport for Mourning Services
Family Home of departed (normally the starting point for the day of the funeral and the procession)
Viewing of departed (this may be in the family home or a funeral home)
Funeral Service (this may be a graveside service, in a church or chapel, within funeral home office or chapel, cemetery function room or similar).
The family mourning vehicles will drive the family back to a home or venue for a wake after the completion of the funeral service.
There is no set procedure for a funeral and the wishes of the family can be unique and can be catered for by the funeral director, staff and funeral transport limousine service.