Loved ones Funeral Service
‘Love never Dies’ in the words of John Keats – ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness’
When we experience the death of someone we love, a funeral service fills several important needs. Firstly and most importantly it provides for the dignified and respectful care of the person and allows us to express on the outside, the pain we are feeling on the inside; a big step towards healing.
I have been so very honoured to have been conducting funeral services with empathy and professionalism for some 18 years. I can promise you, your loved ones funeral service will be rich in personal stories, a true reflection of the history, experiences, moments and milestones of their life’s journey.
Organised and conducted meaningfully and eloquently
the service will create a moving and fitting tribute that begins with...
At times I get to meet the person when their time is limited. This is often done as it’s the last act of love they can do for their family and will take much of the arrangement stress from their spouse when the time comes. For me, this is a treasured powerful time I am humbled by and always leave the meeting with and overwhelming sense of admiration for the terminally ill person’s remarkable strength of character.
One of the loveliest compliments I receive from mourners is when they say ‘the service has been the most beautiful and meaningful celebration of a person’s life, they have ever attended’
The following are just 5 of the many treasured letters from my lovely families…
Mum and I would like to sincerely thank you for officiating as Celebrant at Dad’s funeral and for doing such an outstanding job.
We didn’t know how everything could be pulled together in 2 days but the end result was a lovely funeral which really honoured Dad.
The eulogy you wrote captured Dad’s life, achievements and personality – we greatly appreciate your efforts.
Many thanks Trudy & Ngaire
On behalf of the Climo family I would like to thank you so very much for the service you delivered for our dear Mother at Woodhill.
It was a great comfort to us that you depicted the very essence of her life and times so respectfully and with the loving memories we all share for her.
I felt a real connection with you when, together, we were scripting her eulogy, and maybe this was because your Mother, being the exact same age, would have similar historical experiences that undoubtedly shaped their lives, and were therefore a part of both our lives too.
Lighting remembrance candles was especially poignant, allowing the family to share a practical and demonstrative role in the service.
I shall personally cherish the loving memories you celebrated that day and I’m so honoured that it was you Carol, who took care of our Mother’s tribute.
Kind regards Colleen Arnold
We sincerely thank you for the outstandingly beautiful farewell service you gave for our Mum. We had so many comments about it.
Your support, kindness and guidance made this terrible time for us so much easier.
Grant, Angela & Paul
Please accept my most heartfelt thanks for the wonderful service you conducted for our mum recently.
Being a rather shy person myself, I was truly in awe of your composure, confidence and total control of everything.
My mum would have warmed to you immediately and I know she would have approved of such a lovely service.
I will always be grateful to Sharon for recommending you to us.
' Creating memories to cherish ' - yes - you have certainly done that, and I thank you again most sincerely.
My warmest thanks to you again Carol and it was so nice to know you - if only for a short while.
May I express our sincere gratitude for all you did for us 4 girls both before and after Mum's send-off. The service was just as she would have wanted and with your personal touch, you proved that compassion, caring, happiness and sadness can all be combined to make for a very memorable occasion.
Kindest Regards Sue