No matter how many times we have mentioned this on our posts, Death does not discrimate on age or gender or location. It is a reminder that we all remain in this world for a period of time, which the end is unknown to any of us. We all take each day as it comes and enjoy life, however, life itself is not meant to be easy, and never is, so we take it as it comes and deal with the issues it gives us, whether good or bad... in all life continues for all of us.
To the family of the late Joshua Paroce who tragically passed away whilst on Holidays in New Zealand, at a young age in his 20's, we extend our deepest condolences. The family are currently travelling to New Zealand and we at Guiding Light Funerals have now been asked for assistance in the Repatriation of the deceased back home to Australia.
Nothing is more tragic than to receive a call during the night, from distressed family members , informing us that their youngest child aged 2 Years has passed away after being admitted into Hospital with a fever. To attend the hospital and to face the parents was heartbreaking, to view the young deceased child was heartbreaking to say the least. The passing of young Siam is yet to be determined pending pathology outcome, at that stage we will take young Siam into our care. To the Parents and family and friends, we extend our sincerst and deepest condolences for such a tragic loss. It is never easy for us or any of our people to handle young children, especially when life has not even started for them, yet life dealt the most vicious blow of all, it allowed death to come as such an early stage. "Rest In Peace Beautiful Soul & now an Angel" ... See more
Again, life will deal a vicious blow, not one of us will know when death will come, at what time, day, or place. Here at Guiding Light Funerals, we are again been entrusted with the repatriation of the Late ANANTACHAIPRUK, Phatcharin Australia to her homeland of Thailand. We are aware there are family members in Australia and as such, we extend to each and everyone of them, our sincerest condolences.
The Late Athina Kostopoulos - sadly passed away on 14/5/2018. Aged 84 years. It is with great sadness that we at Guiding Light Funerals announce the passing of Athina Kostopoulos. Athina was very well known to us, a remarkable lady, always greeted people with a huge smile, warm and sincere, loved to share a joke, and enjoyed life with her children, grand children and great grand children and her family. We extend to the entire family, her son and daughters, Elizabeth, Avra, Chris and Patricia, and to her grand children, our sincerest condolences and thank them for entrusting the funeral arrangements with us. May Athina's memory remain enternal. For information regarding the funeral service for the late Athina Kostopoulos, please contact us. ... See more
2018 review so far, the year started off with a busy period, then we hit a low period one that we have not seen in many years, the industry has its moments, it is as we call not the right thing to say, but we only remain in business on serving a grieving family, we understand that this statement may not be seen favourable for some, however, it is the truth of the matter, not only us but for all other funeral companies. Now, we are faced with a busy time and it has come, the Month of May is an extremely busy period for GLF, we are dealing with a repatriation in Japan, we have in a space of 4 days just recently been hit with 5 more repatriation estimates, there has been pre-paid funerals taken on, we are currently on stand by for several families with their loved ones not doing well, we are in the process of reviewing our marketing of the company and we are making changes accordingly. We now can announce that we have sub branches in most states, and we are looking into a venture on the central coast as we have been approached by a third party with a proposal. The main part of this is we have opened up new doors which are there and now only wait till this time next year before we implement more exciting ventures that await... however, one point that we stand by is, that the Industry seriously needs to be regulated. We are proud to be members of our association and we follow their strict guidlines. Guiding Light Funerals will only employ or engage professionals and our agents or staff must meet strict criteria and hold the requirements that continue to show the public we deal with, that we are sincere, we do serve with a heart and we are professionals and care for the families that entrust us with their loved ones. ... See more
This industry is unpredicatble at most times, we at Guiding Light Funerals within a space of 48 hours are now in the process of providing estimates for several repatriations, some of the deceased persons are currently in Australia, having passed away whilst on holidays or whatever the reason was whilst others are overseas and will need to be brought back home. It only again serves us with the fact that death does not disciminate to age or gender and wherevere the person may be. Life can deal viscious blows to some famalies whom will never be the same again as a result of the tragic loss of their loved ones. We are at Guiding Light Funerals are proven professionals in Repatriations, whether on a national or international basis, we have established over the years a vast network of agencies throught the world. We pride ourseleves to bring closure to the famalies in the shortest possible time and we serve with a heart. ... See more
We take this opportunity to extend to the Featherton Family, and friends, we extend our sincerect condolences for the tragic loss of your beloved Jane. Jane was only 40 years of age and whilst in Japan, she tragically passed away. This tragic loss and great pain which her family now feel is beyond words. It only serves a reminder to everyone of us, that our life has no time limit, we do not know what the next 5 minutes holds. We at Guiding Light Funerals have been entrusted with the repatriation of Jane from Japan, back to her homeland, Australia and to her beloved family. Rest In Peace Jane, a tragic loss at such a young age. ... See more
We are proud to be the AIFP NSW State Representative. Our job is simple, to assist the association with state matters and invite all Funeral Companies, Embalmers, Suppliers, any business that has dealings with Funeral companies, such as Hire Car, Florist, Printers, Celebrants, the list goes on. By joining the AIFP, you become part of a family network of professional funeral directors and companies Australia wide. This alone creates a vast network. Feel free to contact the AIFP for membership forms or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ... See more
We are recruiting new members to the Association of Independant Funeral Professionals! Do you provide products or services to the funeral industry? Whether you live here in Australia or you are located internationally, you are welcome to join us! Do you want to network, share ideas and discuss innovative ways to get what 'you do' in front of more people? Want to improve your skills and be a better business person? Whether you are a funeral director, a celebrant, a mortuary transfer person, an embalmer, death doula, grief counsellor, coffin manufacturers, urn importer, limousine company owner, shroud maker, funeral director supply company, venue operator, tree planting service.. book-keeper, electrician, plumber, marketing expert, Human Resources expert, insurance expert, business coach, musician, singer anyone who contributes to this amazing and fascinating industry!! We would love to have you on board with our mission to be the most innovative and forward thinking group of independant operators in the funeral industry. To find out more about our membership click this link! We encourage your contact, welcome your inquiry and look forward to speaking with you soon! https://www.aifp.org.au/membership/ ... See more
As proud members of the AIFP, we applaud the great work underatken by the association. One of the functions being arranged. All welcome.