A funeral service, at its most basic, is a way for people to say their final goodbyes to their loved one; however, it’s much more than that.
It’s also a way to help people come to terms with and overcome their grief at losing their friend or family member. It’s a type of closure that helps the living move on with their lives.
Funerals bring people together to express their feelings, remember the deceased, and spend some time with like-minded people who are also grieving and can benefit from the support.
The Ritual of a Funeral Service
Rituals and ceremonies mark important events in our life, and in the case of a funeral service, it marks the end of a loved one’s life while reminding us that we must move forward and find a way to live without them.
A funeral is a symbol of our love and respect for the deceased and can be a public acknowledgement and a way to find closure while expressing our grief and loss.
Concede the Finality of Death
It’s one thing to learn of the passing of a loved one, but it’s quite another to fully accept the reality. It takes time to realise that the person is gone forever.
A funeral service, one that reflects the unique life of the deceased, is a way to acknowledge their passing and to pay your final respects and say goodbye for the last time.
Remember the Deceased
Although it can be painful to remember the deceased, it’s an important way to help you overcome your grief.
Seeing other people who are grieving as much as you can help you share your pain and feel less isolated. Sharing memories, stories and anecdotes can also give you a different insight into the life of the deceased person.
A gathering of people who’ve all come together to celebrate the life of your loved one is a valuable support network, during the funeral and afterward.
You may get to see people you haven’t seen in a long time or meet people you’ve only heard about in stories told by your loved one.
This gathering of people all has one thing in common and they understand your grief and loss because they genuinely feel it too. It’s also a chance for you to offer your support to others who need it.
Help to Move On
Seeing your loved one buried or cremated, or even attending a memorial service for them, helps everyone there to acknowledge death and find a way to live without this important person in their life anymore.
You can share fond memories and celebrate their life with others who feel the same. You can express your feelings and your grief and loss, and reflect on the meaning of life and death, and especially the significance of the life of your loved one. This is How Funeral Services Heal the Living.
Arranging a Funeral
As a family owned and operated funeral home, Personalised Farewells understands the importance of family, and we’re here to support, guide and help you choose the right funeral service and a meaningful farewell for your loved one.
We offer a range of budget friendly funerals to help you honour and celebrate their life, with genuine compassion and personalised services to suit your individual requirements.