Philippa Ferguson, a marriage and funeral celebrant based in Orange, has recently launched ‘Passing of a Pet’, a self-conducted pet funeral service aimed at easing the passing of a faithful companion. The service is for people who would like to personally farewell their beloved pet. “I’d like to be able to conduct pet funerals myself, however as this is not possible, I’m offering this service to enable people to farewell their pet with grace and dignity and to help them in their grieving process” said Philippa. “It’s really important for children when they lose a pet to learn how to grieve.
Then, if they lose a person close to them they are able to understand how they feel the way they do. It doesn’t make it any easier but it can help create coping skills and allow them to understand what’s happening.” As a marriage and funeral celebrant, Philippa says her aim is to help people during emotional times- whether it is times of joy or times of sadness.
For those who have lost a beloved pet and would like to honour them, Philippa offers a personalised pet funeral service you can conduct at your home, a pet cemetery or at your pet’s favourite place. “This is a beautiful way to farewell your animal companion” says Philippa. To order a service simply click on the order form on the website and write about you and your pet. Your personalised pet funeral service will then be sent to you within 48 hours. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.passingofapet.com