"...... My husband of 69 years, George Francis Ernest Ludeman, passed away aged 89 after battling with prostate cancer for 17 years. He was buried in the Mudgeeraba Cemetery following a church service conducted by Funeral Director, Stephen Riding from New Haven Funerals in Nerang, Queensland. (www.newhavenfunerals.com.au)
Not long after his passing, I saw a promotional flyer advertising Farewell Fireworks and decided to give them a call. Even though George was buried and not cremated, I learnt that it was still possible to hold a Fireworks Ceremony for him. The idea of a sunset ceremony where we could send him to the stars with a 'swoosh, a wow and a bang' appealed to me. After having discussions with Pauline from Farewell Fireworks, I decided on a Silver package and invited a group of 60 family members and friends to attend the ceremony. To say it was spectacular is an understatement, it was something none of us will ever forget and George would have been immensely proud of his send off. I just wanted to say a big thank you to Farewell Fireworks for their professionalism – thanks for the wonderful memories ......"
Dorothy S. Ludeman, Carrara, Queensland
"...... Our beloved dachshund 'Ruby' was a treasured member of our family for 16 years. We got her as an 8 week old puppy and she shared every family adventure with us. As she grew older she developed a 'bit of a grumpy attitude' and many of our friends referred to her as the 'ankle biter'. After her sad passing, we saw an advert at the local Vet clinic and we didn't hesitate to book a Gold package with Farewell Fireworks. We held the ceremony on our private property in Canungra and invited all the family and friends that our dear Ruby had had an impact on during her lifetime. It seems many of our friends were delighted to send Ruby to the stars with a 'swoosh, a wow and a bang'. It was a happy occasion and the fireworks display was so personal and out of this world. We would recommend Farewell Fireworks to anyone considering remembering their loved one with style and grace ......"
Jillian, James and Alister, Canungra, Queensland
"...... Snowkins lived with our family of five till the ripe old age of 18 years. He used to love to roll in soft dirt patches in our driveway in the warm sun. Being a white Persian cat he became deaf in his old age and very sadly was accidentally run over in our driveway by a family friend, as he didn't, at this time, hear the car coming. He used to sleep on the children's beds and in winter, would get so close to the electric heater that he would singe his fur to a bright orange colour. When we lost him a family friend suggested Farewell Fireworks.
Because he was such a big part of our lives we decided to send him off in style. So we had a party in the Council Park at Robina with magnificent fireworks in every colour and shape you could imagine and Pauline from Farewell Fireworks told lovely stories about Snowkin's adventures in life. It was a fun, lovely, sometimes tearful and highly memorable way to say 'goodbye old friend' ......"
Lenore, Murray, Kalinda, Chloe and Jarrad, Robina, Queensland
"...... There can be no greater tragedy in life than for a parent to lose a child. On the first anniversary of our darling departed daughter's passing, the family got together and decided that rather than continue to be gripped by despair and grief, we would instead celebrate a life that might have been. It was a brave step to engage Farewell Fireworks to send our darling, as they say, to the stars with 'a swoosh, a wow and a bang' but it turned out to be an amazing healing and closure process for us all. We had a fireworks display in her favourite colours of pink and purple with all her family and little friends sharing in the celebration. Moved us to tears, yes, but they were healing tears and I can't thank the staff from Farewell Fireworks enough for their compassion, professionalism, kindness and caring ......"
Mrs P. Bourke, Elanora, Queensland
"...... This is me on my horse Corey. We had 15 years together and our bond was second-to-none. Corey died from a snake bite. I rang Farewell Fireworks to ask if a horse was too big to send to the stars – they said they could do anything I wanted. I chose their Gold package and we sent Corey out with a bang from our Pony Club training ground. I am very grateful to the team for their care and compassion. Gone but never forgotten nor replaced ......"
Pamela Byrne, Nerang, Queensland