In Remembrance of those who have passed during 2019

Ashley, Katrina and Andrew of Academy Funerals offer their deepest sympathies to all those who have lost a love one during 2019 and previous years.  We also pause to remember them and the love they have for their families and the memories that they have left in so many hearts


My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below with tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular; please wipe away the tears for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear but the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring, for it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me; I see the pain inside your heart.  But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear.
And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.

After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
Was always most important the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, my Father said to do.
I can’t count the blessing or love has for each of you.

So have a Merry Christmas and Wipe away that tears
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year



This poem was written by a 13 year old boy who died of a brain tumor that he had battled for four years.  He died on December 14, 1997.  He gave this to his mum before he died.  His name was Ben.