Celebrating the life of a loved one can be made more memorable by personalising the funeral service. No two lives are exactly the same and no two funeral services should be the same either. A funeral service that is both meaningful and memorable should be as unique as the individual being celebrated. It should be a ceremony that enables family and friends to mourn the loss of their loved one. It should also reflect personal values, cultural traditions, interests and experiences – all of the things that form the rich tapestry of a life worth celebrating.
There are many ways to celebrate the life of your loved one and we will guide you through the options available.
Here are some examples which you might like to consider:
- Providing an officiating minister or civil celebrant with details about the life of your loved one so that fond memories can be shared throughout the service (for example; interests, achievements, family background, country of origin, etc.)
- Involvement in the service by friends and family whether by being pall-bearers, eulogists or musicians (family and friends often think that it is an honour to be asked to recall memories at the service). For more information on preparing a eulogy, you might like to read our suggestions
- Utilising our website to provide the funeral details online. On our website we can also include a personal obituary as well as the lodging of tribute messages. The page includes an interactive map to the funeral service location.
- A life celebration DVD to be played at the service. Hills Family Funerals can produce this for you and welcomes your input into choosing the photographs and accompanying music.
- We can record the service at our Hills Family Funerals Chapel or a crematorium chapel and with your permission, make it available to friends and relatives unable to attend.
- A choice from our music library of over 2,000 recordings and if we do not have a particular recording we will endeavour to source it for you.