Funeral Service
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Celebration of life

From funerals with a company, to funerals at your home, I will assist you in the service to say goodbye to your loved one.

Most of my  celebration of life/ Funeral's have been in the comfort of the home or garden, this isn't to say that I can't work with the Funeral parlour of your choice, just know that a celebration of life can happen anywhere.

 

Get in touch to discuss further. 0409937713

All about the process.

My service starts with a consultation with the family to develop a personalised structure for the service, which I will leads on the day.

A civil service usually features a tribute/eulogy and/or a review of the deceased’s life and times, presented by me or a family member/friend.  

It may also include a reflection period, often accompanied by music, and/or an audio visual presentation.

Once the data has been collected the process can then move to email and phone conversations to have the script and details approved.

An order of service my look something like this:

 

Funeral/Celebration of Life

 

Celebrant: Welcome

Acknowledgment of country (optional)

Entry instructions (carry in, coffin in situ, etc)

All guests and family seated

Music 1 to be played as family/close friends assemble

Introduction by Celebrant 

Reading/poem 

Eulogy

Tribute 1

Tribute 2

Tribute 3

Tribute 4

Introduction to conclusion- Final words: Last 20 or so words before the slideshow is to be played.

Reflection slideshow 

Including Song Title, Artist

Conclusion by Celebrant

Final words: Last 20 or so words before the closing music is to be played, so the AV person can listen out for them.

Closing music.

Commital by Graveside or Cremation

Introduction by Celebrant 

Committal instructions (lower casket, close curtain, wheel out, etc)

Music 2. Title, Artist

poem/reading by Celebrant or family/friend (optional)

Conclusion by Celebrant

Final words: Last 20 or so words before the closing music is to be played, so the AV person can listen out for them.

Closing music.

Poems 

With a Smile

Remember Me With A Smile

Now my life on this earth is done

My dreams have all been fulfilled

And a new life has just begun

 

Let’s be Thankful we shared precious love

Keep the memories warm for a while

Let them bring peace to your heart and 

Remember me…with a smile

Remember Me

Don't remember me with sadness

Don't remember me with tears

Remember all the laughter,

We've shared throughout the years

Now I am contented

That my life it was worthwhile,

knowing that I passed along the way

I made somebody smile.

When you are walking down the street

and you've got me on your mind,

I'm walking in your footsteps

only half a step behind.

So please don't be unhappy

just because I'm out of sight,

Remember that I am with you

Each Morning, noon and night.

Plant a Tree

“If when I am gone
Thou would’st honor me
Then plant a tree.
Some highway, bleak and bare,
Make green with leaves.
So radiant and fair
And full of leaves my monument will be,
So ever full of tuneful melody.
My monument will be
A sight most rare –
Trees planted everywhere.
A highway broad from city to the sea –
Plant this in memory of me.

By David H. Wright”

She/He/They Is/Have Gone

-David Harkins

You can shed tears that She/He/They is/Have gone

Or you can smile because She/He/They has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that She/He/They will come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all that She/He/They has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her/him/them

Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her/him/them and only that She/He/They is/have gone

Or you can cherish her/him/their memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what She/He/They would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

The Comfort and Sweetness of Peace

– Helen Steiner Rice

After the clouds, the sunshine,
after the winter, the spring,
after the shower, the rainbow,
for life is a changeable thing.
After the night, the morning,
bidding all darkness cease,
after life’s cares and sorrows,
the comfort and sweetness of peace.

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