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Welcome to Great Goodbyes

Each of us is one of a kind. So too should the funeral and memorials be when we die. That's why we created Great Goodbyes – a place with everything you need to arrange a truly unique end of life celebration.

But as the world hunkers down amid the Covid 19 pandemic, families may no longer be able to hold a funeral and must approach things differently. Great Goodbyes has everything you need to make burial and cremation arrangements online. You can browse all your options, compare pricing and connect with a funeral home, all from your computer.

Arrange a Funeral With Great Goodbyes

Get quotes

Funerals can be expensive, but asking about prices can feel disrespectful and .undignified A simple quote process and upfront explanations helps you understand all the options so you avoid being caught out by mounting costs. Get quotes from several funeral homes. Connect only when you're ready.

Find a professional

From funeral directors to celebrants, musicians to florists, find the local professionals who can help you create a Great Goodbye. Discover trusted vendors with the experience you need.and links to contact details and websites all in one place.

Search products

Discover a great range of caskets and urns you can purchase direct from the supplier. Accepted by every funeral home, there are stunning eco friendly woven caskets and urns through to more traditional styles. You'll find something that perfectly reflects the Great Goodbye you're arranging.

Saying goodbye is hard, don't let it be ordinary.

Discover how to create beautiful funerals and end of life celebrations, 


Get the facts

Don't let common misconceptions get in the way of a Great Goodbye. When it comes to arranging a funeral there are far less rules than you imagine there might be. These must read articles dispel common myths and show you options you may not realise you have.

Make it personal

It’s the little things that turn a funeral into something special. Discover how to create the perfect funeral, whatever that might mean to your family. A unique venue, flowers from home, great music and so much more. We’ll help with great ideas, a range of brilliant suppliers, and tips to bring it all together beautifully.

Sharon's blog

Thought-provoking and inspirational articles that reflect and challenge how we view death and celebrate life. Sharon shares stories of how others have shaped unique end of life celebrations and in doing so encourages us to take the extras steps to create a special farewell when we lose someone we love.

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Get the Facts

Make it personal


It’s one of the first questions we get asked when someone has died. Where is the funeral? And when will it be? Nothing sets the

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When it comes to creating a Great Goodbye, the only music that’s inappropriate are sounds that have nothing to do with the life of the

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Funeral flowers were originally used in pre-refrigeration era use to mask odours. Alongside scented candles and incense, flowers were selected for the strength of their

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Find a funeral home

Mt Scott Funeral Home

We’re dedicated to providing personalized, professional and compassionate services to help lighten your burden and support you through the difficult times that follow the loss of a loved one.

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Crown Cremation Burial

We specialize in low cost cremation, burial, funerals and memorials, with six convenient locations to serve the entire Portland and Salem areas, including all surrounding communities. Privately owned and operated Cascade cremation facility.

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Find a venue

Abernethy Center

We partner with our clients to create an event that is expressly yours – whether that be an epic love story, a nonprofit fundraiser, or a celebration of life. We’re in the business of creating extraordinary memories!

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Loft at 8th Avenue

The Loft at 8th Avenue is an exciting, modern event venue and headquarters for VT Group. We are located in the Central Eastside Industrial District near the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.

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Rossi Farms

Our farm is available to rent for festivals, corporate, and private events whose proceeds help benefit the local community and Parkrose High School athletic programs.

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Does Great-Goodbyes charge for the service?

No, you do not pay anything to connect with the product and service providers on Great Goodbyes. You will pay anyone you connect with according to the quotes you received and standard industry terms.

Do I need to start right now?

That depends on what stage you are at. The quote tool allows you to get organised ahead of time if you wish. Or you can let us know if you require the quote urgently and want to connect with a funeral director straight away. Then you might want to pause, and consult with family and friends before coming back to Great Goodbyes to arrange all the details for the funeral service.

Do you employ funeral directors?

No, Great Goodbyes doesn’t  employ funeral directors, or any other vendors.  What we do is  connect you with a range of highly experienced professionals to take care of as much or as little of the funeral as you wish. 

When do I have to pay?

After completing the Great Goodbye quote tool you will receive quotes from several funeral homes in your area. You will pay the funeral home you choose to work with according to standard industry terms which is usually 30 days after the funeral. Other vendors can be paid according to their usual terms.

What's the difference between Great Goodbyes and a Funeral Home?

Great Goodbyes is an online platform that brings a wide range of funeral professionals, funeral homes and other suppliers into one easy to browse place. You can search, compare and connect with a variety of people who will help arrange a memorable and personal funeral.