When a loved one dies, there is often a sense of shock, even if the death has been pending for months or years. However there may be other feelings of relief, deep sadness, fear, guilt or anger, all very natural reactions to death and can be felt all at once.
Please know there is no rush to start organising a funeral straight away. For those who have nursed a loved one at home, the law in NSW supports you to also take care of them at home for a few days after death, if you choose.
Funerals have come a long way over the past few years, and, as an independent funeral planner, I can assist you and the family, or empower you all, to make those arrangements; providing support with designing a funeral that is personal and affordable.
How help is available :-
~ mortuary support whether at home or offsite - support with viewing, washing and dressing, vigils, blessings, rituals, family involvement.
~ venue for the funeral/memorial - assist with organising a meaningful location that is a true reflection of your loved one, eg, beach, golf club, community hall, surf club, home, chapel or church.
~ assistance with flowers, coffin, shroud, hearse, slide show, order of service booklet, catering, photographer, webcast for family and friends unable to attend.
~ celebrant or clergy booking, or assisting with ceremony design and eulogy.
~ legal paperwork required for cremation or burial. You may also consider a direct cremation with a memorial to follow.
~ return of ashes and applying for the death certificate from BDM
Whatever your wishes, I look forward to helping you create something very special.