For many, Christmas is a time to celebrate with family, but for others it can be a reminder of those who are no longer with us.
White Lady Funerals acknowledges this can be a tough time for some, so they are hosting a special memorial service to remember loved ones this festive season.
Taking place in the North Chapel at Pinegrove Memorial Park in Minchinbury, members of the community are invited to a tribute service for those who cannot be with us at Christmas time.
“Christmas is such a joyous and festive time of the year, though if you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, the festivities can be tinged with sadness,” White Lady Funerals Penrith Manager, Jan Conti said.
“This annual Christmas memorial service is a way to celebrate the lives of loved ones, pray for all the souls we love, yet no longer see and include them in your Christmas celebration.”
Locals across the district are encouraged to come along to the service, light a candle and connect with other community members over light refreshments that will be provided on the evening.
“The special service is a symbolic way to turn a sense of loss and grief into a celebration of life during a time of year that is all about celebrating togetherness,” Ms Conti said.
The service will be led by celebrant, Jennifer McGregor next Thursday, December 13 at 6.30pm.
To register your interest, contact White Lady Funerals on 4731 4385.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Nicola Barton is a news journalist with the Western Weekender, primarily covering crime and politics.