Those of us that have experienced the unconditional love and companionship of a beloved pet also know the heartbreak that comes with their loss. It’s something which will affect most of us at some time, and often when it happens it takes us completely by surprise. A professionally delivered pet funeral ceremony is a perfect way to say goodbye.
Our pets are as much a part of the family as anyone, and bring us the same laughter, and comfort as our partners and our children. They teach us many lessons and are an excellent discipline for our young children.
The relationship between people and their animals is a unique and wonderful thing. Any one who has ever had a treasured pet will remember their foibles, their particular personality, their transgressions, their heroisms. Our society has a love affair with our pets that is beneficial to both owner and pet (although cat people will tell you they are the pet and the cat is the owner!)
When a pet dies, especially a child’s pet, the grief for the pet can be quite intense. This may often be the child’s first experience with death and it can present as an opportunity to talk about death to the child and introduce them to the concept of reverent burial. Children and adults benefit emotionally from taking care of their pets body and burying it with love and care.
A Funeral Celebrant can help you bury your pet with stories befitting the life you led together, which greatly assists the grieving process and acknowledges the benefits you both received from the relationship.
As your Civil Funeral Celebrant, Tuirenn Hurstfield and For Life’s Journey will ensure you are looked after every step of the way during this difficult time, and will provide you with a personal ceremony that truly reflects your loved pet, and provides a beautiful ritual to finalise the farewell.
First you need to check the details of the Pet Funeral Ceremony to see if you’d like to book us for before you get in touch. There are more details on these opposite.
Once you’ve confirmed the booking, Tuirenn will get started on writing your ceremony straight away. With his experience he can make suggestions, and together you’ll create something that feels right for you. This may include possible readings or personalised tributes for family and/or friends. This is especially useful for families with children.
As soon as possible we’ll send you a script for the ceremony. You will have lots of input and your feedback is welcome. We’ll work together to ensure you’re 100% happy with the result.
On the day Tuirenn will conduct your ceremony as planned, delivering a personal service for your pet, you and any family or friends you have involved. Afterwards you’ll get a beautifully bound copy of the ceremony script as a keepsake.
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Most of our ceremonies designed & delivered in Cheshire East, South Manchester & North Staffs