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Funerals & Memorials A way to honour the dead And celebrate their life.

Planning a funeral / memorial service is never an pleasant time but it certainly can be a time to bring family and friends together to honour and celebrate the life of the person who has passed. Holding a memorial service on the water can add a touch of happiness to an otherwise sombre and sad situation, that sense of coming together to share the love and the memories and the stories together some to be passed down through generations. There is no better way to celebrate one’s life than to hold their memorial service on a boat. A boat charter is available for families or funeral planners in which they can host a funeral or memorial service on. This is a creative, personalised, and exclusive way to bring everyone together and remember the one who was so deeply loved and cared for. Celebrating a life on the water brings together the people who perhaps long to mourn together bringing a breath of fresh air and closure to one’s grief . Many times, having a traditional funeral within a funeral home only makes the event that much more difficult to handle. Renting a boat for the memorial service of a loved one is a extraordinary way to celebrate their life. When you charter a boat for a memorial service, sprinkling the ashes into the open lake is a great way to release love back into nature. 

Some Other things to consider when hosting the beautiful water memorial service/funeral are:

  • Bring a picture of your loved one and items that they cherished.
  • Deciding a theme
  • Selecting a date
  • Writing the obituary Or perhaps playing or singing their favorite song
  • Reading a poem or a story that they loved
  • Choosing a leader for the service, this can be a family member or a religious celebrant
  • Playing their favorite music
  • Candle lighting (Environmentally friendly only )
  • Flowers can also be a beautiful way of creating a presence as you watch them float away
  • Sharing a drink that your loved one preferred

Missing the one who has passed is never easy, funerals can also be seen as a celebration of one’s life. Family, friends, and visitors should be encouraged by the to bring photos and memorabilia onto the boat. This will add a touch of personalisation to the funeral and will be a conversation starter amongst attendees, cultivating conversations and reliving good times and memories. When the boat comes back to shore, invite all the guests out for snacks back at your home or at a local nearby restaurant. We can help you to arrange this and or put you in contact with the appropriate restaurant or bar . Everyone will be anxious to chat with one another and move past the sadness that evolved throughout the funeral. Celebrating the life of a loved one through snacks and drinks is a way to take the ease off of a terrible thing. Having a memorial service upon a vessel is a great way to Remember the one who has passed, especially if they had a true love of being on the water, or fishing or general water activities.

Your attendees will find it refreshing to attend this service on something that is distinguished from the standard.

We will happily assist you to plan have this celebration of life contact us to discuss your plans call 0868142424