Firstly, may I say, that if you are in need my services please know that I feel for you at this time of your loss, but also know that I am here to help in any way that I can. I understand that you may be overcome with everything that is being expected of you in at this very emotional time and this is where I can help. You see, I can create a fitting final farewell for your loved one by piecing together a special story from your memories of them to create a calm, commemorative ceremony. One that will not only be respectful but will remembered with love. I have many resources available to you and together we can find the right words to honour their memory. If you already have a Funeral Director, I will work both professionally and personally with them to ensure that every aspect of your wishes is upheld. It would be my honour to stand with you and by you at this time, whether the venue be a Funeral Home, Crematorium or Grave-side or even if you are in need of ‘that something more relevant to their personality’ such as at the local Hall, under a marquee, in a garden with their flowers in full bloom, or even in a hay shed with the tractor parked nearby, please give me a call and we will discuss your needs. Memorials are ceremonies that are carried out after a private family burial or after a cremation when the ashes of your loved one are either placed or scattered. They can be performed at the placing of a plaque on a bench seat or the planting of a tree in the memory of your loved one. Memorials can be relaxed, can be musical and be joyous but above all will reflect your wishes. Whatever your choice is, my aim is to create a Celebration of Life. My services include:
Family meeting (and as many phone calls/emails as required)
Preparation of Ceremony
Ceremony presented with PA system & music if/when required
Presentation of Ceremony for the family in a booklet
Ongoing support when needed after the ceremony
For you: Before, you get ‘isn’t that all a bit weird?’ on me, please consider this. Have you ever been to a funeral and thought ‘I just don’t want all this for me when I it's my time?’, (and no one knows when that is!) well put simply, this section is for you forward thinking people among us. Maybe you want balloons and want everyone to wear multi-coloured clothes. Maybe you don’t want hymns or sad music, maybe you do want the Dolly Parton and Brad Paisley song ‘When I get where I am going’ song to play. Maybe you hate roses but would love sunflowers on your coffin or none at all with all the money to go to your favourite charity. Maybe you don’t want a wooden coffin but one of those LifeArt ones that everyone can either write or create artwork on & even have your favourite footy team logo on. Maybe you don’t want either and just want a shroud with a flag draped over it (you can have that you know!) Maybe you want a horse drawn glass hearse (provided you fund it before you go, you can have that too) Maybe you don’t want a service in a church or a crematorium but in your garden, or down the back paddock with everyone to enjoy an outdoor get together afterwards where they can tell warns and exchange recipes or crack whips. There may be special poems or words of love and gratitude that you really want some special people to know and remember. Or you may wish to leave your body to science and simply have a memorial watching the sunset over the ocean followed by a gathering at your favourite restaurant. If any of this interests you, let’s meet for a calm, happy get together and I would be happy to create and put in place your wishes to create and write the final farewell that you (and only you) really wants to be remembered by. So, those who are left behind (who will be all so sad) that they possibly cannot think clearly can give you the final farewell that you really do want and wish for. I love a laugh and humour, so please ONLY if you do too, please take a look at this link. https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/npcw17 Titled - Dying to Talk - Three things that are important to me. (5.53) It is on the Palliative Care Facebook page (which I love) and gives insight to a topic that we more often than not choose not to discuss.