Your Life Matters and so does your funeral

“The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love: it is perhaps the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment. To ignore this fact, or to pretend that it is not so, is to put on emotional blinkers which leave us unprepared for the losses that will inevitably occur in our own lives and unprepared to help others cope with losses in theirs.”

– Dr Colin Murray Parkes.

Grief is the price we pay for love and people need time to mourn the loss of a loved one. A funeral ceremony fills this need and provides people with an important place to share in their grief. No two lives are the same, no two funerals will be the same.

Funerals allow us to remember and celebrate a life lived and lets us acknowledge that your life mattered to us. Funerals offer finality and understanding that loved ones have died.

Sometimes we feel that by denying a loss or shielding our families from it we can ease the hurt or stop the feeling of grief. This isn’t so, grief is hard, sometimes unbearable but certainly doesn’t go away if we try to deny it happens. All our significant life events are shared with others. Birthdays and weddings provide an opportunity to come together and share. A funeral does the same, it allows those who knew us to show that our life mattered to them.

A funeral is not a fuss; it’s saying goodbye with dignity and purpose, a symbolism of our love and a meaningful life event.

Your journey becomes your story;

it matters now,

it will matter in the future,

it’s the legacy you leave behind.

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realise they were the big things“

– Kurt Vonnegut.

Do those that matter the most to you know about all the little things that make up your life? Do you know what matters the most to them? We all may know parts but not the whole.

Every story deserves to be told. It’s what makes us unique. Have the conversation now because it cannot be had once you’re gone.

Download our brochure HERE to find out more information.

Sharing stories and talking about life and death can ease the burden on our family, why don’t we do it more often?

Complete the “Your Story” booklet together or simply complete the details yourself. In a way, it can become your memoir, an insight of who you are and what shaped your life. It will certainly be a treasured family memento and will make sure those that really matter to you will never say “I wish I knew more” or “if only I had the chance again to ask”.

‘Your Goodbye’ is about your farewell to family and friends. It’s about the final pages of Your Story, but like any good book it takes input and help from others. Your Goodbye should be a collaboration between you and those you love most, so that when the ink dries on your last page; you can all close the book with a sense of ease, understanding, pride and unwavering love.

Your life matters to your loved ones,

they need to honour it,

mourn the loss of it.

Your Resources

It’s your goodbye.