A funeral service is made up of various elements which families can combine to make the perfect service that meets their spiritual and emotional needs.
Funeral services are formal gatherings, often presided over by a member of a church or a celebrant. They can be traditional or modern, religious, spiritual or a celebration of a life with all the contemporary touches you may like to include. One often underestimates the importance of a funeral service.
Mareena Purslowe Funerals specialises in tailoring the funeral service to your spiritual, cultural and emotional needs so if there is something you would like to discuss with us, we will do our best to make it part of your meaningful farewell to your loved one. This includes your choice of venue, special requests to personalise the funeral service and a range of accessories to create a service that will be remembered by all who attend.
A service at the graveside can be an important time to say goodbye. Graveside services can be in addition to a funeral service held at another venue or can be the sole service.
There are many options available to you should you wish to hold a graveside service to honour your loved one, and we can help make it perfect; for example through the release of balloons, doves or butterflies.
A witnessing service is held when a permanent memorial is complete. It can be a chance to say another goodbye, and gives family and friends who were unable to attend the funeral service an opportunity to pay their last respects. Your Mareena Purslowe funeral director can help arrange this for you.
After a cremation has taken place, some families choose to remember their loved one in a special way and scatter their remains in a place that was special to the deceased. It can be a place that their loved one spent time at, such as a river, a golf course, a beach or garden.
If you plan on scattering ashes in a public space then it is important to check whether permissions are required. Your Mareena Purslowe funeral home can assist to create a meaningful and personal ash scattering.
If you are planning to scatter ashes, it can be a good idea to keep some aside for permanent memorialisation as this can be very helpful in coping with grief.
Family Gathering Or Wake
Your Mareena Purslowe funeral director can help arrange a family gathering because you shouldn't have to worry about this task.
From venues to menus, we can help bring together a gathering that makes all your guests feel welcome, and which leaves you free to be there for your family.