In the Funeral Ceremony Book which I offer for
sale, there are 14 complete services, covering non-religious and
There are 58 readings or prayers and a step-by-step
guide of what to do when you are asked to conduct a funeral service.
Plus several pages covering Funeral Traditions.
After looking at what else is available this book is very comprehensive
and has plenty of detailed information, both for the beginner and
the expert. Also the bereaved family can also find this book most
useful, as it gives plenty of ideas of what happens within a funeral
Here is an example of one of
the Funeral Ceremonies or Services in the book. . . .
All names, dates, locations are fictional and are inserted as
an example only.
On behalf of Tom's family I would like to thank you all for
attending this service of respect and dedication for their beloved,
Tom. This ceremony of love and respect for their beloved Tom.
Death in a number of ways unites us all, and Tom's death for
a time demands that each one of us put aside our toil, our cares
and pleasures to unite ourselves with everyone here, mourners all
who share in the common bond of love and friendship for Tom.
With our last thoughts and respect for Tom, I think it is fitting
that we should reflect on Tom's time with us and the influence
he had in your lives.
Tom was born the fourth child of 8 children to parent's David
and Susan on the 1st of June 1963, in Swan Districts Hospital,
Western Australia. He was educated at Lockridge Primary School
and then at Fremantle High School. Tom enjoyed the friendship of
many school mates and his love for sport such as Aussie Rules Football, athletics particularly, the high jump.
It was during his days at Fremantle High School that he met, Elaine
Short, who was later to become his wife and mother to his two children, Donald and Cassandra.
Tom tried several jobs when he left school, working hard in
various trades such as cement works, carpet cleaning. He also became
interested in the gas industry where he met Robert Smith.
Robert was to become a father figure to Tom and was highly
respected, as it was Robert who taught Tom the trade and eventually
to own his own business.
Life was never dull with Tom around, his family recalls their
times with laughter with love for Tom. This was very special
as Tom was known always to be the life and soul of any gatherings
of family and friends. Above all Tom was a loving, caring family
man. Elaine recalls him busy gardening just when food was on the
table and how much he enjoyed being outside in the garden. At Christmas
when he cut the traditional roast, often eating more than he was
Tom's mother, Jean remembers the time when Tom decided to
fly his kite off the family house rooftop, along with himself!!!
Tom's father, Harold recalls the time that Tom loved riding
his little trike and how he once rode it on a farm at Kalgoorlie,
when Tom called out to him, "Come here, there's a monster',
and to find out it to be a Bungarra lizard and Tom laughing.
He loved herding up the sheep, despite getting knocked down and
also ridding on the tractor. He loved his footy, drawing and hopping
around imitating a kangaroo.
I would like to read a poem that is written by Tom's father
of his love for his son.
The joy of his birth filled our hearts with joy. We named him
Tom, his smile, his cheeky face, unfolded like satin lace.
My heart is heavy now, the sorrow the grief will grow. I lost my
son, his smile and cheek. God only takes the best, my love, my
memories will never cease.
I am happy I was chosen, to be your Dad, I will never let you
go, my son Tom.
Anne and Alan, his in law's, will always remember the time Tom
wanted to enter Elaine into the midget throwing competition with
the words, "we'll win no worries".
Alan recalls, how his love and respect grew through the years
for a man that he is proud to call son-in-law. Their chats about
cricket, football although arguing always ended up with laughter
and a beer.
Tom's mates will always remember him as a fun loving guy, who
loved darts, football, indoor cricket and his always forever-willing
This tragic end to someone so full of life is sad, because we
grieve most for the passing of the young.
This very grief is a token that death cannot take from us, the most precious of treasures namely LOVE. It is the tear of love that flows the fullest.
The pain of love that aches the deepest.
The thoughts of love that
move most actively.
The intense feeling of loves that grieves for
one so young.
That nature it 'self is teaching us to keep hold
of something, something that is truly worth keeping.
For of all
the memories, the memory of the young moves us more deeply than
any other memories.
You may like to take a few moments before we say farewell to Tom,
please think of him as you remember him, the loving person he truly
was, and also his influence he made on your life, whilst we listen
to one of his favourite song's.
To Tom's parents, Harold and Jean, his wife Elaine and his children
Donald and Cassandra and all the close family we offer our deepest
sympathy and thank you most sincerely, for your love and support
at such a tragic time of their lives.
Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen
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Plus I am available as a free consultant so that I can assist
you regardless wherever you are situated.
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