No-one likes to think about the sadness of losing a family member or friend, but there comes a time when we need to farewell a loved one, a time to accept that the journey has come to an end.
There are many ways of saying goodbye, and we will each do it in our own way. There are also many cultural and spiritual rituals which guide us at farewell time.
A funeral, or a farewell or memorial service, is an event that celebrates and acknowledges life. It is a time to remember and give thanks that we have known someone and have shared our life with them. It can and should be a special and meaningful time, a time of comfort and healing. It can help with the grieving process as we remember and are grateful that someone was here.
One of the most difficult aspects to planning a service is simply knowing where to begin. There is no legally prescribed format for a funeral service, except for honoring and celebrating the life of the deceased. A well-designed, personalised ceremony can help us express our grief and facilitate healing. I will assist you in this process and help to create a ceremony that will be meaningful, so that hopefully you can rejoice that someone was here, not just grieve because they are no longer with us.
I will meet with you at a time and place that suits you, and take the time to really listen, so that together we can create a ceremony that truly remembers and celebrates the special person you have lost.
" Do not weep that I am gone, but rejoice that I have been"
Eileen Dunstone, JP
3 Portus Place
0411 332 963 / 6251 4323