Funerals & Memorial Services
Funeral and memorial services conducted with dignity, compassion and simplicity.
If you are in the sad situation of having to arrange a funeral for a friend, family member or partner who has passed away, you may want to consider a humanist funeral. This type of service is perfect if your loved one was not religious or did not want a religious funeral.
We can help you to create and conduct the farewell service that reflects the feelings and beliefs of your departed loved one.
This can be a very stressful and traumatic time for you. Our Celebrants, Fiona and Gray, are here to assist. Neither of them wish to add to that stress, but whomever you choose to have conduct the service will be needing to talk with you. Both are patient and caring, and will treat you, your family/friends with dignity and respect as will listen and quietly and sympathetically gather the information needed to perform the funeral or memorial ceremony. The celebrant will ask you questions which will allow him/her to represent your loved one exactly as you wish. Both widowed, Gray in 2013 and Fiona in 2016, they will assist with great compassion and empathy and will be there for you.
Should you choose to prepare and read the eulogy yourself, the celebrant will offer the support of various resources that he/she will make available to you.
Alternatively, should you request your celebrant to prepare the eulogy, he/she will do so with great care and pride, in order to authentically represent exactly the person that they were - their personality and their life. Your celebrant will encourage you and others to be as involved as much as possible as he/she feels this can often strengthen and enhance your connection to the moment as well as offering the beginning of the closure process.
There are no rules and you can represent the deceased in many different ways. In the past, nearly all funerals were conducted in a church. Today, a funeral can and is conducted just about anywhere.
Saying farewell to the flesh is just the beginning of saying goodbye. Releasing his/her soul will be your way of letting go and this will make the journey of your dearly departed easier. A customized service can be nondenominational, interfaith, or civil.
Our service includes:
A variety of ceremonies - Non-denominational/Interfaith/Humanist/Civil/ Spiritual
Unlimited planning meetings at our home office in Ballito
Travel to the venue of your choice or the use of our venue (Little Tuscany Ballito)
Officiate the proceedings
The key part of the preparation for the ceremony is to meet with you to gain a complete understanding of what you want. There are no rules. We will make suggestions that build on what you want to help you achieve your aims.