The job of a funeral director is an enormous responsibility. It is difficult to assist emotional families who are grieving the death of a family member. During the time of distress, the funeral director must be sympathetic and compassionate because families usually face a challenging time. Making funeral arrangements is not a job that can be taken lightly but Kerry Mercer was not discouraged.
Kerry Mercer has always dreamed of becoming a funeral director and this dream was granted when she was hired by Dove Funeral Service in Uttoxeter and JH Grice in Hatton. The 44-year old Kerry is passionate about her unique career choice because she wanted to get rid of the taboo that surrounds death and funerals while assisting families during their most trying moments.
Kerry chose a career as a funeral director because it allows her to help people. She experienced the first family’s bereavement when she was 16. Her grandfather passed away and she watched her grandmother grieving over the loss. It was a very tough time for the family and the funeral director did an amazing job to ease the burden.
Kerry knew at that point that she wanted to become a funeral director so that she can help people, put them at ease and comfort them during the difficult situation. Before becoming a funeral director, Kerry had to undertake training for the job. People would often ask why she chose to become a funeral director and she always gave the same reply; she was seeking for job satisfaction.
A funeral director helps families from the moment they enter the door until the final disposition of the body. In most instances, Kerry has to discuss funeral arrangements and ask the family what they want. She has to deal with all the necessary paperwork including publication of notices on local newspapers.
Funeral Directors in Sydney provide the necessary support when planning the funeral arrangements and dealing with the costs. Every detail is well taken cared off to honour the life of the person that has passed away. Funeral directors also make the effort to provide a peaceful environment where families and friends can grieve for the dearly departed.