Death affects us all and is an integral part of life. We will all die and we will all, at some time, face the death of beloved family members and friends. Despite this, as a society we rarely discuss it and often very little is known about the options available
for death care and funeral planning.
In times gone by, the family was responsible for the preparing of the body and other rituals associated with death.
It was considered an honour – the definitive mark of respect and compassion – and also a very natural and important
part of the bereavement process.
Tender Funerals is part of the community movement towards reclaiming the rites around death and dying, one of life’s most important experiences. For those who want to participate in this last significant rite of passage, it can be an enriching and life-affirming experience. We hope to empower people to take control of their dying, their deaths and their funerals.
We offer a caring, compassionate and highly personalised approach to after death care, funeral/celebration arrangements and body disposal options and can assist you to carry out these loving, time-honoured practices either in your own home or somewhere else with personal significance, or we can care for your loved one on your behalf at our premises in Port Kembla.
At Tender Funerals, we believe funerals and funeral care should be meaningful, authentic, healing and beautiful.
Every person is unique and their funeral should reflect this. We provide a range of services – many based on sustainable principles – which enable you to have a much greater say in how your loved one is treated in dying and death.
We are a community venture. We will operate in ways they do not leave community members with large debt. We don’t take short cuts and always put people and relationships first.