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We offer sureplan gold funeral bonds. What is a funeral bond?. A funeral bond is a safe, simpple and effective way to put funds aside that grow in a secure and tax effective environment to help meet the expense of a funeral.

Funeral Bonds also have significant advantages for means tested Centrelink and Department of Veteran's Affairs pensioners. Most of us plan ahead - we plan holidays, marriages, the future education of our children and of course for retirement.

Dying is a much of life as being born, but most of us avoid funeral planning. Why? Because most of us do not spend much time thinking about our death.

Guiding Light Funerals is proud to be endorsed by Sureplan Friendly Society Ltd, serving Australians since 1935.
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In 2006 Guiding Light Funerals was born. Within 6 months and initial setup costs of $230,000.00, we were told basically straight to the face by our competitors, we will not last and will shut down, we were told we were bag men in other words running out of a brief case, we had no assets, etc, how mistaken were these people and they are still in this industry.

As time went on, there was all sort or talk, slander, defamitry comments, etc, even to the point where one funeral home took it upon themselves to register a business name (similar to ours) and hit the papers and social media, the end result? Our Barrister did an outstanding job. And so it goes on and on till this day.

The bottom line is, we are here in 2020 and still going strong. Are we controlled by any corporation? no. Are we a true independant funeral home? Yes. At the end of the day, we continue to serve all denominations, we are proud of our brand name and have taken steps to protect it legally. Would we take legal action on anyone or other competitor that breaches our TM, most definately will without hestitation. It has been a roller coaster since the beginning and until now, but we have one thing that we stand proud off, we have and continue to serve with a heart.

As for costs of funerals? it is what it is, we do not play games as others who will no doubt undercut our estimates, that is there issue not ours. We continue to be open, dependable, sincere and remain truly professional and caring and we will always offer any family an affordable and dignified funeral for their loved ones without costing the world, in fact, we will go out of our way, as we are sure there are families we have served in the past and they continue to visit our FB Page and no doubt these famalies wouldnt hesitate to vouch on this and support our comments. We are truly proud of our staff, our suppliers, providers.

Why did we post this? to make people aware that this industry is not what it appears to be, the internet can be used to others advantages and can mislead people to think of things that are true or whatever the case may be. Even with testimonials. At the end of the day, we continune on doing what we do, serving our clients and the community in their time of need, with a genuine heart and soul. Should anyone wish to visit us to inspect our facilities, we are more than happy to take you through the entire premises, including the mortuary and refrigiration unit, at least one can then see where their loved ones were or will be should we ever be engaged in funeral arrangemenst. Now the question is, will some of our competitors do the same? we don't think so, just our personal view, that is all we need to say on that topic.
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In Loving Memory: The Late Tim Katsimardos Aged 54, passed away suddenly and in the presence of family members on Christmas Day (25/12/2019). A very tragic loss for the family and the circumstances surrounding Tim's passing. Firstly allow us to say, Guiding Light Funerals has in the past has served the family, firstly with the passing of Tim's father, then his mother and now, we received the devesating news from the the Brother, informing us of Tim's passing and the tragic circumstances surrounding this. We have in the past and on many occassions made mention that death will come to all, the time and place nobody knows, as death will not descriminate on age or gender. For most people Christmas day was celebrated and those who are religeous as we are, celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ, others who are not, just celebrated a commercial christmas and lets see what present we got. That is fine, each to their own, however, let us take one step back and think about this, the tragic passing of Tim and the circumstances could have been on any of you or your family or friends. Why do we say this? some may say we sound harsh, in fact we are not harsh, we speak reality, life comes and goes, and to pass on a such a holy day for most in fact is a blessing. We believe that Tim's soul will venture to a better place, were there is no pain or sorrow, just enternal life, peace and happiness and he will be with his beloved parents once again. Yes, we are sad by the news, and we now have been placed with the funeral arrangements for Tim, to prepare and lay him in rest. To John and family and friends of the late Tim Katsimardos, we extend our deepest and sincerest condolences, may Tim find the peace and happiness he deserves, Rest In Peace. May his memory remain enternal and never forgotten to all that knew him. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy New Year To All. May 2020 bring you and your loved ones good health and happiness. May we also never forget our loved ones whom have passed and let their memories always remain enternal. Stay safe, God Bless. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done Ezifunerals. Another great educational read for the public.A GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT FUNERAL DIRECTORS
In our latest guide, we explain outline why using an independent funeral director can help you save time, money and unnecessary grief, compared to using a corporate brand. ezifunerals.com.au/a-guide-to-independent-funeral-directors-in-australia/ #funeraldirectors #seniorliving #funeralservices #funeralcelebrants #funeralhomes #funeralplanning #inhomecare #nursinghomes #endoflifecare #agedcare
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The principals of Guiding Light Funerals and Guiding Light Lady Funerals, as most are aware, are of Orthodox Faith and Greek Heritage. We are one of the very few Greek Funeral Homes in Sydney, operated by family and are truly independant from Corporate Firms. As such we are now extremely proud to announce that Guiding Light Funerals and Guiding Light Lady Funerals, are expanding its operations to the following States, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland. At this stage with South Australia and Northern Territory to folllow in 2020. Our main focus is on the Greek Orthodox Community in these states, however, we have and will continue to also focus on all nationalities and religous denominations with the service we provide and have provided here in NSW since 2006 in which we proudly continue to do. Our branches consist of fully operational funeral homes and chapels and mortuary facilities with experienced, caring personnel whom can and will provide our clients an affordable and dignified funeral for their loved ones. When dealing with our interstate branches, rest assured you are dealing with us. ... See MoreSee Less

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We lose our loved one, the heartache of arranging the funeral, we want something special and unique to honour the memory of our loved one who has passed away. For the Greek Community we offer custom wrap coffins, which are becomming very popular with most other forms of denominations and communities. Some of the custom coffinwraps available for the Greek community are shown below. There is no limit in the imagination or design. They can be from a place of birth, it may be one's favourate place, religous style wraps are also available. Grave Markers are also available in wrap style. We are the first to introduce this product to the Greek Community of Sydney. We are also in the process of expanding this product and service to other states, where we can proudly serve the Greek Community in their time of need. Unique and dignified, memories for life. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Totally agree, we can offer any family unique and personalised products or services and most importantly, dignity, to cherrish the life and memory of a beloved loss.
We have, do and will always serve with a heart.INSIDE THE NEW WORLD OF FUNERAL STYLING
People spend months and years styling big events in their life: weddings, birthdays, celebrations, etc. But what about their funeral? ezifunerals.com.au/inside-the-new-world-of-funeral-styling/

#seniorliving #funeralservices #funeralcelebrants #funeralhomes #funeralplanning #funeraldirectors #nursinghomes #ageing #agedcare
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We are proud to announce Guiding Light Funerals, Guiding Light Lady Funerals, have been selected as a distributor of unique styled coffin wraps supplied by coffinwraps.com.au

Part of the selection process has allowed us to gain exclusive rights to various Greek and Orthodox designs and becoming the first and only Greek and Orthodox Funeral Provider being able to offer this exclusive product. Not only can we provide coffin wraps, but also allowing us to offer unique grave markers, and other personalised printed materials of your loved one. We lose a loved one and we celebrate their memory with dignity and with a personalised unique touch, lasting a lifetime of memories at an affordable price. This service is offered to all denominations for cremation or burial or repatriation. Feel free to contact us for further information.
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Guiding Light Funerals extends its sincerest condolences to Mary Jane So for the passing of her beloved husband Michael. We have been entrusted with the Repatriation of Michael back to his homeland, The Phillapines. May he rest in peace. ... See MoreSee Less

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