Celebrations of life

Editor-in-chief Greg Thomson and Seasons general manager Erin Erceg. d396687
Editor-in-chief Greg Thomson and Seasons general manager Erin Erceg. d396687

‘Tell Us Your Stories’ are colourful, expanded obituaries aimed at celebrating the lives of genuine, unsung members of the community and allow for families to share their loved ones stories.

Community Newspaper Group group editor-in-chief Greg Thomson said the obituaries would add to the rich tapestry of the community.

‘We see it as our role to capture the lives of every day people,’ he said at the launch last week.

Seasons’ general manager Erin Erceg said she believed that in an era where people viewed death, and therefore funerals, more as a celebration of life than an event of mourning, it made sense to have a farewell in keeping with the unique spirit of the individual.

‘I have often wondered if people have communicated their wishes for their farewell to their loved ones,’ she said.

‘Your final farewell should be the most articulate expression of your life you can imagine.

‘It was an obvious fit for us to partner with the Community Newspaper Group in helping family and friends who have lost loved ones to celebrate their life, and to tell the community about their life story; to share them, celebrate them and rejoice in who they were.’