The Launceston funeral directors J.A. Dunn are once again putting the call out to anyone who's feeling sense of loss in the lead up to Christmas.
To help honour those who have been lost and support community, J.A. Dunn is conducting a Christmas memorial service on Thursday, December 16 at their chapel on Brisbane Street.
The service will incorporate a non-religious celebrant, who will perform a short service for anyone wishing to attend.
Following the service, which usually incorporates song and celebration as well as remembrance and reflection, attendees are welcome at a secondary gathering where they will be offered drink and food.
Manager Simon Rice said the motivation for putting on the event each year is simply to support those in the public who are struggling.
"Losing someone is really hard at the best of times, but going through those firsts - first birthday, first anniversary, first Christmas - that can be a really difficult. Although there's a lot of celebration this time of year it can be very hard for some people," he said
Mr Rice is encouraging anyone who wants to attend the memorial service to stop by, regardless of faith, connection or circumstance.
"This isn't just for people we've helped throughout the year, or for people who have only lost someone recently," he said.
"We have people who've been coming for years. Anyone who wants to come should attend."
Mr Rice also encouraged anyone wishing to attend to RSVP by Saturday, December 11 to email@example.com.
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