There is no legal requirement to have a funeral service, however, it is a legal requirement to be either buried or cremated. Some families choose to have this option and then a memorial service or gathering with no coffin present at a later date when everyone can be together. Some families also choose to have no gathering at all. Glenelg Funerals will take your loved one into our care and assist you with all the appropriate paperwork. It is important to communicate your wishes to your family.