Today we laid to rest the late John Poulos. It was indeed a large turnout of friends to pay their last to a very well known and respected man who touched many people, especially his grandchidren. We are aware that family and friends have visited our FB page and we use it to again extend to all our sincerest and deepest condolences for the sad passing of your beloved father, grandfather, great gand father uncle, friend, etc. We sincerly thank the family again for entrusting your beloved late John to our care. We are deeply touched with the kind words we received after the interment service. May his memory remain very much loved by all and be enternal. ... See more
The Late Jeannette Edith Greenhalgh Aged 33 Years. To The family and friends of Jeannette, we extend our sincerest condolences for the tragic passing of your beloved daughter, sister, friend. To often we are faced with such a tragic loss in life at such a young age. There can never be any words from us or anyone to say or reflect to the family that we feel their pain and grief. This is not true, the pain and grief that the family, friends and especially Jeanette's mother is not comprehendable, we all will grieve different and our pain is different, but the mother's loss of her baby girl is one that we can never come to terms with. The passing of Jeannette at such a young age and in the prime of her life, to no longer be here, will leave a big impact of pain and grief to her family and friends, especially her mother. As for us, we at Guiding Light Funerals have been entrusted to the repatriation of Jeanette back to her family so they can hold her funeral and lay her to rest. May Jeannette's memory always remain in the hearts of her friends and definatley will with her family and may she now be at peace. ... See more
In Loving Memory - The Late John Poulos Aged 91 years. We extend our sincerest condolences to the family of the late John Poulos, a husband, father, brother, grand father, great grand father, who passed passed away recently. Mr Poulos was a remarkable man, spending much of his time in his later years as a writer. He wrote several books and was in the process of finishing another when he suddenly passed with his beloved wife next to him. The entire family devestated by the news, as he showed no signs of illness, are comming to terms of their loss. Guiding Light Funerals are honoured to be entrusted with the funeral arrangements and to all the family and friends, we extend our deepest condolences. May your beloved's memory remain enternal. ... See more
The Late Bent Vestergaard Jensen, a citizen of Denmark, tragically passed away in Australia whilst on holidays. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Bent Jensen. A tragic loss and whilst on holidays in Australia. The family requested that their loved one now be repatriated back to his beloved homeland of Denmark. Guiding Light Funerals, is extremly hounored that we have been choosen as the official funeral home for the repatriation services and assuure the family, we will provide the dignity, be professional, sincere and above all continue to serve them with a heart and have the human remains of their beloved Bent, returned back to Denmark, so he may be laid to rest. May your beloved Bent rest in peace and his memory remain enternal. ... See more
The Late Maria Mavrothalassitis Aged 45. We extend to the entire family and friends our sincerst condolences to the tragic loss of their mother, sister, friend, Maria. At just 45 years of age it is a tragic loss as many even us would comment that she is in the prime of her life, yet to be taken at this age, leaves many in shock and disbelief along with hear felt pain. Guiding Light funerals have been entrusted with the funeral arrangements and she (Maria) is now in our care. Maria will be laid to rest later this week. The family have requested a private service, so any information regarding the funeral will be kept private. The only thing we can remind everyone is, life has no boundries, can and will deal viscious blows when one least expects it. Again as you will see from perivious notices on our FB Page, Maria is one of many whom has tragically passed at a young age, leaving her children behind and her family. Her family, as with others will now live their lives in grief and sorrow. Life continiues for eveyone and also for this family, however, for them it will never be the same. Death will come for each and everyone of us, when? nobody knows, so take each day you awake as a blessing and be grateful, live your life and enjoy it, do not worry about anything, have the care free attitude, as life is more important than anything or anyone, apart from your immediate family. May The Late Maria Mavrothalassitis Rest In Peace and Her Memory Remain Enternal. We are honoured for the trust placed in us by the family to take care of their beloved Maria and lay her to rest. ... See more
Guiding Light Funerals Social Media Policy. How our policy applies to all staff, irrespective of position, etc. Guiding Light Funerals is "TM". "Social Media" is the term commonly given to websites and online tools that allow users to interact with each other in some way - by sharing information, opinions, knowledge and interests. As the name implies, social media involves the building of communities or networks participation and engagement. Generally, what staff do on their own time is their own affair. However, staff should consider carefully the impact such activities may have on their job performance or upon Guiding Light Funerals business interests. Staff should be aware that their actions captured via images, posts, or comments can reflect on our funeral home. Blogs and social networking sites often attract the attention of the news media. Staff should remember that ther are legally responsible for any personal opinions or commentary aired via a blog or social networking site and take steps to protect their privacy. This policy has been developed to help each staff memeber to monitor their personal coonduct. Violation of this policy or policies may be handled in accordance with progessive disciplinary actions by senior management. * Personal Blogs should have clear disclaimers that the views expressed by the author in the blog is the author's alone and do not represent the views of Guiding Light Funerals. Be clear and write in the first person. Making your writing clear that you are speaking for youself and not on behalf of Guiding Light Funerals. * Information published on your blog(s) should comply with Guiding Light Funerals confidentiality and disclosure of proprietary data policies. This also applies to comments posted on other blogs, forums, and social networking sites. * Social media activities should not interfere with work commitments. * Under no circumstances is staff to make representations on any social media or networking site as to their positions or qualifications within the company or industry, which is seen and deemed by management to be false and untrue. Staff need to be very cautious on false represntations, which may cause conflict, harm, or as the case may be to their credibilaty and to our company image, etc. This may cause us to place the matter to our legal department. * Your online presence reflects on Guiding Light Funerals. Be aware that your actions captured via images, posts, or comments can reflect that of our funeral home and company. * Do not reference or cite Guiding Light Funerals clients, our partners, or customers without their express consent. In all cases, do not publish any information regarding a client family. * Guiding Light Funerals trademarks may not be used under any circumstances without writtern consent. * If you have images contained on social networking sites that could be unfavourably viewed by the public or our customers, please take the necessary precautions to restrict these images from the public domain. Some images of you on social networking sites may be deemed by management to be inappropriate and may reflect on your professional role with our company which may also cause loss of clients. * Electronic Images (photos or video) from the workplace have the potential of disclosing confidential funeral home information. Therefore taking such images in the workplace is strictly prohibited unless approved by management. * Your personal actions and blogs, photos, etc, on social media and networking sites, may be seen by you to be harmless and innocent, however, this may not be the case with senior management of Guiding Light Funerals. This policy is not intended to restrict a staff member's right to discuss work conditions and other work-related information with fellow co-workers. Guiding Light Funerals wishes to ensure that its client families, staff and vendors are not defamed or injured through use blogs and social media and networking sites. For that reason, Guiding Light Funerals, will take a stong stance against any staff member, irrespective of their position or their employment status with the company, to their blogs or social media or network sites that may contain false information or false accusations and to their general conduct, as this may reflect on the image of our company. Where no policy or guidlines exists, staff should use their professional judgment and take the most prudent action possible. Consult with senior management if you are uncertain. Guiding Light Funerals reserve the right to make ammendments or additions to this policy at any given time. Guiding Light Funerals - Management ... See more
Jan 23 - 2018. We are pleased to announce that the technical issues concerning our emails has finally been resolved and are now operational.
Jan 22 - 2018. Update - our web site is back on-online after the transition to new provider, however, due to unforseen technical issues, our emails are still down. Our engaged technicians are working on the problem and it is hoped that by the end of business day as of today, our emails will be up and running again.
Warning - Some people may find this disturbing. We at Guiding Light Funerals an independent company have catered for multi-cultural. We have so many times made mention that in life, life must end and death does not discriminate on age, gender, etc., and in this regard, we have been faced with a young baby. Young baby "Seth" lived for several days after birth and tragically passed away. His distraught parents and family members of African origin, took the comfort and trust in us to take into our care, their baby. Their first contact was as a result of our company name, the second and most important was, they felt instint comfort and trust in us during the initial call. Whilst not easy for anybody, even us, we face times where the most difficult funeral would be that of a baby or child. In baby "Steth's" funeral, we took him home where the family stayed in vigil for some time as seen in the photo, the mother sitting next to baby Steth's white coffin. At the burial, a very moving interment service was conducted by the Pastor. This all reminds us of one thing, nobody knows what the next 5 minutes of their life holds, for this, we give thanks and to whatever our belief is and we take each day as it comes, for at the end of it, not one of us will escape what is pending. We served this family with a heart, sincere and dignified, for this alone the gratitude shown to us by the family and the mourners and the Pastor after the interment of baby Steth, was overwhelming to us. ... See more
19/01/2018 Web Site & Email Disruptions. Due to an upgrade to our web site host and emails, there will be disruptions and our emails will be down for several hours and possibly our web site. We hope to have everything sorted out by the end of business day today. Thank you.