For thousands of years funerals have been a means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts and feelings about the death of someone we love. As you enter into the planning process, you may find it helpful to remind yourself why we have funerals.
The funeral ceremony:
The remembering, deciding, and reflecting that take place in the lanning of the service are often an important part of the process of grief and mourning. And ultimately, this process of contemplation and discovery creates a memorable and moving funeral experience for all who attend.
(Extract from Alan D Wolfelt, Ph.D. brochure “Why We Have Had Funerals Since the Beginning of Time”)
For more information, please contact us on 09 426 7950, to make a time to come and talk with one of the funeral directors.
Forrest Funeral Services
39 Riverside Road Orewa
Phone: 09 426 7950 E: email@example.com
Do your children, grandchildren and friends know the defining moments of your life? Do they know the day you laughed so hard you cried? Do they know your proudest achievement or your favourite teacher? Do they know that when you grew up you wanted to be an astronaut?
The sharing of your life story isn’t something that has to be done in your absence, don’t leave it up to someone else to tell your story - do it now, when you can enjoy being a part of the conversation.
We plan for so many events in our life, but sadly New Zealanders don’t appear so keen to plan for their funeral. As Funeral Directors, every day we see the struggle families have when trying to make the decisions which will best honour their loved one’s life.
Why not take one piece of stress away from your family by letting them know your story and wishes ahead of time. “Share your stories with your loved ones to keep your memories alive - Take the Time to Talk - A meaningful funeral supports healthy grieving”
For more information, please contact us on (09) 426-7950, to make a time to come and talk with one of the funeral directors. Or, one of our funeral directors will be at the Whangaparaoa Library on the second Wednesday of every month between 10.00am and midday.
Forrest Funeral Services, 39 Riverside Road Orewa Hibiscus Coast. Phone: 09 426 7950 E: firstname.lastname@example.org - W: forrests.co.nz
We love the Hibiscus Coast, the beaches, the community feel and the wide variety of things to do and places to go and this isn't diminishing as the Coast grows, although we are finding there are rather too many sets of traffic lights than the old days!