Music

Music and/or song lyrics can help families express their feelings about their loved one in a succinct and beautiful way. Songs can evoke memories of the person who is lost, allow time for reflection, and at the same time help soothe and ease the grief of those people attending the funeral service. Consider choosing some music to be played at the beginning and at the end of the service and/or for musicians to play.

 

Our caring staff have access to a vast music library and are available to assist families with music selection. As a member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association, R J Sidney Craig Funeral Directors has copyright permission to use recorded songs by artists for funeral and memorial services.

 

We have put together a list of popular funeral songs to help families in their choice of music.

 

Popular funeral songs

  • The Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • Amazing Grace – various artists
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – J S Bach
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
  • Danny Boy – various artists
  • Ave Maria – J S Bach
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water- Simon and Garfunkel
  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Memory – Barbara Streisand
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

and many more…

 

Flowers

Flowers are another way of honouring the life and individuality of your loved one. Funeral wreaths (a circular ring of flowers) are a popular choice by which to adorn coffins or caskets followed by funeral sheaths. Funeral sheaths are a flat and elongated presentation of flowers which offer an alternative look to wreaths.

 

Our caring staff are available to discuss and order the floral tributes chosen by families. Flower delivery can be arranged to the church, chapel or graveside.

 

Traditionally funeral flower selection has included carnations, chrysanthemums, roses, irises and lilies. Today flower selection by families is varied. Please contact our caring staff for advice.