A funeral is both for the deceased and for the bereaved.
The last farewell is an important ritual of life that enables those who are grieving to express their loss and sadness, and it is imperative that the needs of the family are met with compassion, empathy, dignity and sensitivity. It is also important that the deceased and much loved family member is remembered not only for what they did but also for their qualities, values and the memories they have left with us.
A funeral ceremony brings family and friends together to truly celebrate and honour the life of those who have passed, to celebrate and affirm their life and to acknowledge the impact their life has had on others. It is also a time to share the burden of loss and be the beginning of the healing process so those left behind can begin to move forward with acceptance, hope and inspiration.
Grieving families are given time to consider their personal options to ensure the funeral does represent the life of their loved one. You do not have to adhere to a particular way of conducting a funeral. For these very reasons, a truly professional celebrant will ensure every funeral ceremony is unique and personalised in a way that is meaningful and conducted with compassion and dignity for the deceased and for those who mourn their passing.
There are a variety of options available for you, from traditional chapels and funeral homes, to garden, beach, sea or garden settings. You may not want a religious service, but you still want a meaningful ceremony that displays absolute respect for those who have passed, so with the help of family and friends I can help you create a service that is professional and personalised to your loved one.
There have been times where I have been asked by families to help them write their eulogy, I would be honoured to assist you in creating a meaningful timeline of life events that is personalised and meaningful for family and friends to share