I first began working with Traditional Funerals mid-2011 as a funeral assistant and through nearly 8 years,
some changes to our team, our company, and our facilities, I have consistently been very happy to call this my workplace. A group of people who genuinely care. As one of the younger and more tech-savvy members of our team at the time, I naturally migrated toward running the audio and visual presentations that have become a main-stay in the modern funeral service. I quickly recognised that the media played at services had become an integral part of how we remember those we have lost. Music that has been special throughout someone’s life, photographs that help to tell a story that may otherwise be known only to the closest friends and family, can help to sum up the life of a unique individual in ways that words can sometimes fail to do. After a few years of being hands-on with the equipment on services, I was offered the opportunity to begin working behind the scenes to lead the multimedia team. I helped to develop the print and digital media for funerals and establish a process to ensure each farewell not only runs smoothly, but reflects the life and personality of each person we care for. Through this role, I have found (as a somewhat introverted person) my way to add value to a funeral service from ‘behind the scenes'. With the fantastic team I work with, I hope we have helped to create unforgettable farewells for unforgettable people.