Personalising a Funeral

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Personalising a Funeral

A funeral is an important occasion where family and friends can farewell a loved one just as they would have wanted.

It is important the funeral allows family and friends an opportunity to share special memories, as well as acknowledge the life and accomplishments of the deceased.

10 easy ways to add a personal touch

1. Include favourites of your loved one - such as their favourite music or flowers
2. Share special details & fond memories with the minister/civil celebrant - to add to the service
3. Involve family and friends - in the eulogy, religious readings or singing, or as pallbearers
4. Personal items - place items that reflect the life of your loved one on or inside the coffin
5. Photo collection or DVD - a tribute to show what a wonderful life they have lived
6. Video record the service - so that friends or relatives who are unable to attend can still take part
7. Hand out memorial cards - as a special memento for those attending the funeral
8. An after funeral gathering - for family and friends to share memories of your loved one
9. Relevant clubs or associations - arrange for them to attend and pay their last respects
10. For ex-servicepersons we can arrange for:
        - the Australian flag, or the flag of the deceased's home country, to be placed over the coffin
        - an army/navy/air force service flag to be placed over the coffin
        - a guard of honour
        - the last post to be played
        - an RSL service

You can also send out thank you cards after the service to show your appreciation to those who attended for their support.

Talk to us about your own ideas to personalise the funeral service

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