Creative ideas to personalise a farewell
Imagine the possibilities
Funerals are about honouring lives – and just as every life is unique, so too can every farewell be unique.
Our local community is remarkable in its religious and cultural diversity, and the team at Walter Carter Funerals provides service and care of the highest quality in a way that meets the full spectrum of needs. Whether it’s a traditional religious service or a celebration with a modern, quirky twist that you’re after, our team is on hand to craft the most fitting of farewells.
Here are some ideas to spark inspiration and help you make the choices and decisions that are right for you and your family.
We look forward to working with you to bring your vision to life to honour your loved one.
One of the most memorable services I’ve been involved in was for an internationally well-known musician. Even though it was a traditional Catholic requiem mass, we were still able to bring elements of creativity to the service.
Keepsake guitar picks were attached to each order of service. The priceless guitar on which he wrote many chart-topping songs was positioned at the front of the church. A full-scale bagpipes’ band led the funeral cortege down a busy city street in a salute to his Scottish heritage.
It was the perfect farewell to a man beloved across the world.
– Christopher Anson, Funeral Planner at Walter Carter Funerals
I had the honour of working closely with a wonderful lady as she put plans in place for her final farewell.
Diagnosed with breast cancer, she knew she was unlikely to live beyond the end of 2018. Knowing this, she decided to put plans in place.
To say she had a strong vision for her service is an understatement. From the stunning location and classical music to the horse-drawn carriage and the release of doves, our team left no stone unturned to ensure her vision became a reality.
– Richard Gosling, Funeral Planner at Walter Carter Funerals
Living homeless on the streets of Sydney for 39 years doesn’t normally bring celebrity status. But it was different for one special man.
When he died, even Sydney’s Lord Mayor paid tribute.
We were honoured to be asked to conduct his funeral, which was an open air service in a local square. The service featured a plain coffin and people were invited to write messages on it with markers in a tribute to his well-known penchant for expressing himself by writing one-word graffiti. And with lots of other personalised touches, the service was truly a fitting way to farewell a much-loved local identity.
– Steve Widdop, Funeral Planner at Walter Carter Funerals