Category: Funerals

Forgotten man remembered with surfboard scattering of ashes

With crystal clear waters, warm sunshine and a gentle breeze, it was a perfect Coogee morning, as two surfers gave recognition and respect to a man who lived an isolated life and died alone.

“Disturbing, disappointing, but not surprising”: Funeral firm reacts to ABC investigation

The MD of an Australian funeral company says those in the industry who engage in price gouging, take advantage of emotionally vulnerable families and hide behind complicated fee structures need to be called out. Reacting to last night’s ABC report into undignified, impersonal and shocking practices within the Australian funeral industry, Greg Inglis, Managing Director ...

Speaking out to beat cancer

Hundreds of people gathered at Collaroy on Sydney's Northern Beaches to farewell a popular 22-year-old tradie whose death shocked the whole community.

Jayne’s Journey

Sometimes we meet people who have a deep and profound impact on us at Picaluna. Jayne Bernstam taught us so much as she carefully and thoughtfully planned her farewell.

Helping Sydney’s War Widows

How Picaluna's Cheryl Forbes has been inspired to help Sydney's War Widows thanks to her Mum, Betty.

Picaluna Words of Wisdom: The whole series!

Picaluna shares some words of wisdom to create a beautiful and authentic farewell. All seven videos in the series are here!

How Jan gives back

"If they trust you at bingo, they trust you with anything!" How Picaluna Planner and Celebrant Jan Littlejohn cares for her retirement community and gives them peace of mind by helping them to plan a personal and authentic farewell.