Funeral Directors, Services & Homes Thomastown

Hello, my name is Libby Moloney and I am the founder of Natural Grace funeral directors serving Thomastown. When I was only 26 years old, my husband died. Our daughter was only 2 years old at the time. During this painful time, I was fortunate enough to have my mum by my side to guide me. While this helped me enormously, his funeral was an ordinary service whilst he was not at all an ordinary person. Ten years later I was awakened to a deep knowing that funerals could be so much better, even amazing! People can be cared for at home after they die. I could have had a lock of my husband’s chocolate brown hair if someone had only asked me the question. A campfire could have been the setting for my husband’s funeral with everyone telling stories. I could have been the one to wash his body and dress him. I could have even made a cast of his hand so our daughter had something to hold on to.

Understanding Funeral Directors in Thomastown

From here I embarked on years of research, exploring the rituals and practices of other cultures. It became increasingly obvious that traditional funeral services in Thomastown were incredibly limiting and so in 2013, Natural Grace, Australia’s first holistic funeral practice, was born. Since we first opened our doors, we have cared for over 600 families and been privileged to advise and guide many more. We have invented new ways of doing things that make each and every funeral as special as the person it’s for. We’re incredibly proud to have contributed to shaking up an industry that is in need of a fresh perspective. 

Home Based Funeral Services in Thomastown

Regardless of where you live, we can support you in your decision to care for your loved one in your own home with the use of our specialised equipment. By keeping them cool, you can comfortably care for your family member yourself with the comfort of knowing that we’re right there with you to help you every step of the way. We encourage you to take all the time you need to adjust to death and then in your own time, to gently begin preparing them for their funeral. You can wash, dress and prepare the body in your own time and in your own way with our discreet assistance on hand if you need it. Our gentle and professional team will only be as involved as you want them to be and we are on-call 24 hours a day if you should need any urgent assistance.

Holistic Funeral Homes in Thomastown

You can shed tears that they have gone, but you can smile that they have lived. And you can smile even more knowing that you were the one to care for them in the way they would have wanted to be cared for. No one understands what you’re loved one needs better than the ones who loved them while they were living and that’s why we listen to and work with families to create a simple funeral service that is just as special and unique as your family member. Contact us today to discuss all the options that are available to you and your family.

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