A Non-Religious (Free-Thinker) Funeral Service, though devoid of specific and mandatory ceremonial guidelines, share some similarities with religious based funerals such as the commemoration of the deceased’s life on Earth, providing support and comfort to those grieving the loss of their loved one, and an opportunity to honour the deceased. The funeral ceremony signifies the deceased’s family’s last act of service for the deceased, to express their loss and grief, as well as to encourage mourners to offer their condolences to the family of the deceased.
How to Prepare and Plan for a Non-Religious (Free-Thinker) Funeral
Non-religious funerals in Singapore are usually free from any structures and are planned according to the way that mostly fulfils the deceased’s preferences. It is very personalised and it consists of these common sights:
- Casket Viewing
- Eulogy by family members
- Speeches and stories by closely related parties to the deceased
- A moment of silence to reflect and to pay respects to the deceased
These commonalities are intended to invite the guests to reflect and remember past memories, to honour the deceased and to offer condolences to the family of the deceased. The funeral celebration is meant to bring guests together and to mourn the death of their loved one.
Most non-religious funeral services in Singapore are tailored to fit the ideals of the deceased’s wants and how they prefer to be honoured after death. It is not mandatory to have an elaborate and expensive funeral celebration. A simple and small celebration can equally justify the importance of the deceased to their loved ones. It can also be twigged to portray elements that are closer to the heart, and could even be more meaningful.
There is more freedom in the structure and procedures of a non-religious funeral as there is no religion or traditional customs tied to it. When it comes to preparing and planning for the deceased’s funeral ceremony, it is advised to consider aspects like the deceased’s likes, lifestyle, hobbies, things that he/she treasures, superstitions, beliefs, and even family. Such elements should play a part in the theme and style of the funeral ceremony.
Importance of a Funeral Director at a Non-religious Funeral
An experienced Singapore Funeral Director to assist in the execution of your plans is essential in ensuring the ceremony runs smoothly and the exact way you envision it to be. We understand that grief may be hard to deal with in times like this and as such, you will want a Funeral Director you can trust to assure that the event will be special.
Why Solace (安祥殡葬礼仪)?
The Tee Family has been in the funeral trade since 1965, helping bereaved Singapore families of all race and religion with all types of funeral arrangements. And with Solace, being helmed by our founder, Damien Tee (a third generation Tee family funeral director), you are assured of an experienced funeral services provider whenever you hire us. With us, you can expect a memorable and dignified farewell for your deceased loved one.
In addition, we are affordably priced, with our Non-Religious funeral packages starting from only $4,000. More importantly, you do not have to worry about hidden charges, as all items included in our funeral packages are transparently listed.
At Solace (安祥殡葬礼仪), we understand your grief and know that this is a difficult time for you. Hence, all our staff have been trained to be extra sensitive and attentive to your every need throughout the wake and funeral proceedings. By leaving the funeral logistics to us, you can have peace of mind knowing that every minute detail will be taken care of, and that the end result is always a smooth running, stress-free and well arranged funeral.
Getting in Touch with Us
Our Funeral Services Consultants are available 24/7 to assist you. To reach us, simple call our helpline at +65 6631 8411 or email us with the contact form on this page. At Solace (安祥殡葬礼仪), help is always only a phone call away.
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