In today’s multi-cultural society it’s necessary to understand the variety of beliefs. People from all walks of life should be able to create individually tailored ceremonies for their loved ones.
It’s important that friends and family are clearly guided in where to go, what to do, and how to pay their respects in a meaningful and appropriate way.
The funeral director’s role then is to provide guidance, emotional support for the varying emotional reactions to bereavement, advice and any practical help leading up to and during the funeral.
“Dundee born and bred, I’ve lived locally most my life. I left school in 1977 with a handful of ‘O’ levels and one higher and was railroaded into my first job by a good friend who managed a local butchers. I quickly felt restless and moved on – for the next 20 years amassing a CV across a variety of jobs; Taxi Driver, Fisherman, HGV driver, and Derrickman to name but a few. In summary, I’m a normal down to earth working class man.
“In 2003 I found my true vocation when I started working at a local funeral directors. I found the urge to help others in need came as a basic human instinct and worked there for ten years. To help people, in their greatest times of need for understanding and support, is something I found immediately natural and rewarding.
Meeting, talking and more importantly listening is at the heart of funeral directing. To offer reassurance, support and guidance is what Affertons Funeral Care (and myself personally) are all about.”