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Industry a special one

Being in the funeral industry may not be the first career option for most.

However, the positive definitely outweighs the negative. It is surely a career that not only changes other people’s lives, but your own as well.

Being of service to someone in the darkest moments of their life can help you appreciate the light times more.

Having to confront death on a regular basis also makes you realise, maybe more than others, that tomorrow is not guaranteed.

It lets you enjoy and live life moment for moment and not just in a way of existing. This on its own makes this industry a positive one to be in.

The smallest of things you do for the family you are helping, makes the biggest difference in their lives for that moment.

Even just a hug or a smile of comfort can help them through their most difficult time.

In some ways funerals are for the living and not the deceased.

It helps them celebrate a life, and life itself, as they come together to remember and not always to mourn.

As a funeral home owner, you help to individually celebrate and memorialise a person’s life – just as they were.

Martin’s Funerals strive to make sure every service done fits entirely to the person’s personality and life.

For the family this is important, as they want to experience their loved one in every part of the service in order to feel comfort.

As someone in the funeral business, you are the first contact to a family in a bad time and you have to be someone who can be calm, supportive and compas­sionate.

They look to you for all the big de­cisions they may not be able to make.

You have to be trustworthy, honest and worthy of your word.

It takes a strong person to be all of these at once.

Being in the funeral industry will require you to be these not only for yourself, but for the families you serve as well.

There are no office hours or “down” time, as you will need to be available at all times. Such sacrifices are made to be able to bring comfort to these families when needed.

While you may wonder what reasons there could be to be in this industry – why would you not want to be?

You are helping families and people of your community in ways that no one else can.

You give peace and comfort and help to someone who feels like it is the worst time of their life. You make them remember good things by arranging their loved one’s service.

You make them know who they loved by planning wakes.

You bring ease to a troubling time.

The staff at Martin’s Funerals are not just employees doing a job, they are compassionate people who want to make a small change in this point in time, where helping you will make a difference.

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