My Funeral Wishes
Give your loved ones the gift of peace of mind.
We know that most people don’t want to think about the ‘D’ word, let alone talk about it. But as Nanea Hoffman put it;
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an afterthought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth you're carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There's no time for anything else.
Organising a funeral can be an overwhelmingly daunting task. One of the greatest concerns for a family member organising a funeral is the feeling that they are doing the right thing by you and that everything will be “as you wanted it.”
My Funeral Wishes takes away that concern and insecurity by documenting your wishes for the type of funeral that you want. By leaving your wishes for your loved ones after you have died, you are leaving them a gift; the gift of insight and inner peace that they are doing the right thing by you. Whether you are eighty or eighteen, My Funeral Wishes can give both you and your relatives comfort, knowing that your wishes are in writing.
I am so grateful that my Mum left me a guide to what she wanted at her funeral, without it I would have been lost. I feel like I did right by her. I am so grateful to Kate and Craig for sitting with Mum and making this plan, it made things so much easier for my family
We hold private, intimate sessions with you, and with a family member if you choose, where we sit and talk about your wishes and work through all the choices you can make, so your family doesn’t have to. Once you nominate someone to execute your funeral plans, you’re My Funeral Wishes book stays with all your other personal files until the time comes, when that person/s will have the peace of mind knowing that all your funeral wishes have been laid out for them, alleviating the pressure at such an emotionally trying time.
My Funeral Wishes is your key to the type of send-off that you would like.
Writing your final wishes can seem like a depressing and daunting task, but it needn’t be. Armon & Smith Celebrants wish to help make this journey a little easier. We offer two separate ways to do your Funeral Wishes with us, either one to one or in a group session:
How did My Funeral Wishes start?
A couple of years ago my Mum was taken ill and during her stay in hospital she asked if I would come in and sit with her and write her funeral wishes for her. I was completely overwhelmed and thought there was no way I would be able to complete the task. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
As I sat there with her talking about what she wanted, I realised it was so different to what I had imagined she would have wanted! It wasn't a morbid affair at all, we laughed, we joked and sure we had a cry, but it is now one of the most precious memories I have.
I don’t know whether my Mum realised but she gave her family a wonderful gift that day, the gift of knowing with certainty we would do the right thing by her, something that nearly every family wants when they are planning a funeral for a family member.
I am happy to say I got to file it away in a cabinet to be used at a later date as Mum made a full recovery, but if I had to pinpoint the day we decided to start My Funeral Wishes it was that day.