Every life has a meaning and every person has made a contribution to their family, friends and communities.
It is important to gather and take the time to remember and honour their contribution.
Remembering can take many forms from verbal contributions, photos or slideshows, music, mementos – the list is endless.
What is important is we take the time to remember a person’s life.
Funerals are personalised to reflect the essence of who the person was.
A meaningful funeral captures the person’s whole life and shares their life journey with those in attendance at a funeral.
The funeral, the days before it, and the burial or cremation are important steps in coming to terms with the death of someone close.
The funeral and farewell process allows mourning
and will assist in the grief journey.
GATHER – REMEMBER – CELEBRATE
Plant a tree program
The crematorium at Clareville is a local cremation facility owned and operated by Richmond Funeral Home.
As part of their commitment to caring for the environment and acknowledging the wider community Peter and Jenny Giddens have made a commitment to provide funding to plant a native plant/tree for every cremation the Clareville Crematorium carries out from April 2014
How does this work?
Presently an arrangement has been made with the Carterton Council Parks and Reserves team to provide plants once a year in line with their planting program to be used in planting up areas at the Clareville Cemetery that are been prepared ahead of time for future use.
In 2016 through the Carterton District Council Parks and Reserves Department,
some of these seedlings were provided to and planted in a new area being developed at Sparks Park.
While these plants and areas will not be individually identified in any way it may be comforting to families to know that a plant has been provided in this way.