Funerals fill an important role for those mourning the loss of a loved one. By providing surviving family members and friends, a caring, supportive environment, in which to share thoughts and feelings about the death, funerals are the first step in the healing process. A funeral service that is both meaningful and memorable should be as unique as the individual being remembered. It can reflect their personal values, interests and experiences. Since you need to organize an event that honours and highlights the life of your loved one, planning a funeral service requires making many decisions during a difficult time.
Highly qualified staff, can provide the family with knowledge, quality service and the experience necessary to help you plan the best funeral possible.
The ritual of attending a funeral service done by Mossel Bay Funeral Services, provides many benefits including:
- Providing a social support system for the bereaved.
- Helping the bereaved understand death is final and that death is part of life.
- Integrating the bereaved back into the community.
- Easing the transition to a new life after the death of a loved one.
- Providing a safe haven for embracing and expressing pain.
- Reaffirming one’s relationship with the person who died.
- Providing a time to say good-bye.
It is possible to have a full funeral service even for those choosing cremation. The importance of the ritual is in providing a social gathering to help the bereaved begin the healing process.
Thinking about your own funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but more people are finding that pre-planning a funeral offers great emotional and even financial security for them and their families. With pre-planning, families find comfort in knowing that the funeral reflects what their loved one’s wanted. It also gives them peace of mind to not have to make important decisions at a stressful time.
If you are considering pre-arranging a funeral, Mossel Bay Funeral Services can walk you through the pre-arrangement process free of cost.
Once you’ve made these pre-arrangements, keep a copy of the plan and any pertinent paperwork in a safe place. Also, inform a close friend or relative what arrangements have been made and where the information can be found.