Many people don’t know that a funeral in the Northern Beaches region, NSW does not have to be held at a crematorium chapel or church.
According to Northern Beaches Funerals, Owner Kathryn Booth, ‘More people in the Northern Beaches area are starting to consider their funeral options beyond just traditional venues.
In this article, Kathryn Booth provides some examples where Northern Beaches Funerals have helped bereaved families create personalised and magnificent farewells to reflect and celebrate a life.
Consider the beautiful lady who had lived and raised a family at Church Point, Pittwater, for over 60 years. We held her funeral at McCarrs Creek Reserve, beside the water she so loved. A huge fig tree gave privacy and shade and the winter sun shone down upon her coffin, decorated with flowers from her own garden. Her family gave tributes, both spoken and musical, and as the tide reached full, she left her beloved waterfront for the last time.
Another gentleman had loved Narrabeen Lake, so there we went (including full outdoor catering for the wake). The attendees of this funeral included someone very unwell, so we set up a camp bed amongst the chairs, and as the afternoon sun dipped, blankets came out to warm everyone, and family and friends felt connected, loved and included in this very respectful lakeside ceremony.
Several of our local surf clubs, golf clubs and yacht clubs in the Mona Vale/Newport/Avalon area also welcome funeral and memorial services which, with the right guidance, can be completely private, respectful and real.
Many of our families feel most comfortable in the more traditional setting of a church or chapel – but even then, it is so important to choose the right venue , and to take the time to personalise it.
Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery is very tranquil, with the beautiful Lorikeet Room being a space where one can decorate the room, hang artwork, take memorabilia and even (by special request) include the family dog. Macquarie Cemetery is another venue that offers the stunning indoor/outdoor Lotus Pavilion.
Let Northern Beaches Funerals help
Northern Beaches Funerals will help you find the right location to farewell your loved one respectfully, sincerely and at a cost you are comfortable with.
Northern Beaches Funerals serves the following areas: Allambie Heights, Avalon, Balgowlah Heights, Balgowlah, Bayview, Beacon Hill, Belrose, Bilgola, Bilgola Plateau, Brookvale, Church Point, Clareville, Clontarf, Coasters Retreat, Collaroy Plateau, Collaroy, Cottage Point, Cromer, Curl Curl, Davidson, Dee Why, Duffys Forest, Elanora Heights, Elvina Bay, Fairlight, Forestville, Frenchs Forest, Freshwater, Great Mackerel Beach, Ingleside, Killarney Heights, Lovett Bay, Manly Vale, Manly, Mona Vale, Morning Bay, Narrabeen North, Narrabeen, Narraweena, Newport, North Balgowlah, North Curl Curl, North Manly, Oxford Falls, Palm Beach, Queenscliff, Scotland Island, Seaforth, Terrey Hills, Warriewood, Whale Beach, Wheeler Heights.
Call Northern Beaches Funerals today
32 York Terrace, Bilgola Plateau NSW, Australia
Call Kathryn Booth on 0416 178 129 to start the conversation.