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The Role of the Funeral Celebrant

the role of the funeral celebrant

The Kingston logo is: “Stories of Everyday People”. 

The modern funeral has evolved into a celebration of the deceased’s life, and so it should – that’s what we are here for!

The 1980s & 1990s were still doing 1940s & 1950s funerals, whereby the “dirge” was the main emphasis of the funeral ceremony.

Nowadays with the help of modern technology, funerals are about celebrating lives, whilst acknowledging the sadness of a loved ones passing death. The deceased lived and loved you in their special way – their stories are special and are for us to celebrate their lives.

Hence, the role of the Celebrant is of the upmost importance. Our funeral arrangers are skilled at recognizing a family’s needs and of getting a “feel” for the very essence of the deceased’s personality. Over the years they have built up a wealth of knowledge of the various funeral celebrants. Combining their perception of your family, they are able to “best fit” a celebrant to cater to your requirements.

The funeral celebrant will arrange a visitation/interview with your family. At the visitation he/she will ascertain who your loved one was and acquaint themselves with the essence of that special person. It is important that you feel comfortable with them – they lead the funeral service and they tell the story according to your wishes.

All of our preferred celebrants are story tellers and should be prevented with the good as well as the bad – the humorous, the mundane, the silliness, the bad habits and the laughs along the way, the trials and tribulations you overcome and faced together.

To the rest of the mourners, not family related, it should appear that your loved one was well acquainted by the celebrant, this is the special talent in doing a celebrancy. Most celebrants genuinely recognize the gift you give them – the honour to tell your loved one’s story.

Indeed, Kingston Funerals tells stories of everyday people!

When it comes to arranging a funeral, every detail and decision matters. For that reason, a funeral celebrant is one of the most essential people needed to create a farewell that is planned well, so you don’t have to lift a finger. To ensure the best farewell, it is paramount that you select a funeral celebrant that suits your needs in all aspects. 

Thorough Funeral Planning Expertise

At Kingston Funerals, we specialise in celebrating lives with dignity and respect. Our funeral celebrants are understanding leaders who can pull together all the bits and pieces of a ceremony to create a masterpiece sendoff. Not only are they professionals, they are also creative and empathetic individuals who envision with you what you envision for your loved one’s farewell ceremony. Through this collaboration, we plan tribute services that are not only above your expectations, but beautiful too — something your loved one truly deserves.

Expert Help Amidst a Busy City

Because Melbourne is a vibrant city, our Funeral Directors ensure guiding hands throughout the entire preparation for farewells. This saves you from being overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done — from the traffic on the way to burial to the grooming of the deceased — especially when you want to have a peaceful farewell amidst a busy city. We work alongside you to ensure every bit of the service reflects the unique character and journey of the departed.

Choosing a Funeral Venue in Melbourne

When looking for appropriate funeral venues in Melbourne or putting together personalised funeral packages in Melbourne, rest assured that all necessary arrangements will be made by our celebrants, depending on what family wants. Whether you need traditional services or contemporary celebrations of life, we ensure every moment is planned with sensitivity and tactfulness.

Helping You Choose the Best Burial Option

Our experts can also help you decide the best burial option for your deceased loved one. Cremation has become increasingly popular amongst many families today given various changes taking place around burial customs. Our celebrants are knowledgeable on these matters, so we offer guidance and support especially when making such highly personal decisions that require consensus from multiple relatives.

Get the Best Funeral Celebrant Assistance

As a result of training, talent, and experience, a funeral celebrant understands what people are going through emotionally during this difficult period. With this in mind, we create an atmosphere for families to find comfort while mourning their loved ones. At Kingston Funerals, we honour your family’s ancestors by entrusting their final tribute into the hands of our caring officiators.

Let our celebrants help you plan and execute a farewell that you can remember every moment of. Contact us today.

Bob Newbould

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