ANZAC Centenary Services In Ryde

ANZAC Centenary Services In Ryde

If you're trying to find Anzac Centenary services in Ryde, we've got a few suggestions. This Saturday, April 25 2015, marks 100 years since the Anzacs stormed Gallipoli. It is a solemn day of remembrance and also a day on which Australians feel gratitude for the brave men who fought and gave their lives for our freedom. Lady Anne Funerals would like to take some time to pay tribute to those who enlisted and fought for their country with outstanding courage and with no thought of self preservation e. These men established the Anzac legend, a story of great valour under fire, unity and a willingness to fight against the odds. The legacy of the Anzacs will live on forever.

The battle of Gallipoli lasted for eight months. During that time 8,709 Australians gave their lives and many more were wounded. The last surviving Anzac, Alec Campbell, passed away peacefully in Hobart in 2002 at the age of 103. The qualities of courage, endurance, mateship and initiative displayed by the men are now associated with the Anzac spirit. On Anzac Day we remember them.

 

 

Alec Campbell, age 16. Image source: anzacwebsites.com

 

The Dawn Service held at Gallipoli on Anzac Day in remembrance of those who fought there is a deeply emotional ceremony. Many of those who travel there are brought to tears when they first see the treacherous cove and its terrain. The enormity of the task the Anzacs faced becomes apparent at the sight of the jagged cliffs that line the coast. Many of the trenches have been preserved in memory of the battle fought there.

For those who can’t travel to Gallipoli, there are a number of services in the Ryde and Gladesville areas on Anzac Day available to attend in order to pay your respects. If you have never attended a dawn service before it is really worthwhile to experience one during your lifetime. While emotional, reflective and sombre, these services are celebrations of the Anzac legend and the Australian spirit.

 

Image source: http://www.kurtemlak.com/tag/turkey-anzac-tours/ Image source: kurtemlak.com

 

Services in the Ryde area

 

City of Ryde Anzac Service, Ryde Cenotaph, Ryde Park, Blaxland Road Ryde.
Friday 24 April 2015
Time: 9.30-10.15am service, followed by morning tea.

 

North Ryde RSL Anzac Service, North Ryde RSL Club, the Memorial Garden.
Saturday 25 April 2015
The Memorial Garden. Cnr Pittwater and Magdala Roads, North Ryde


Program:
6.30am for 6.45am start: The March - Commences at North Ryde Oval, Cressy Road.
7.00am: Dawn Service - All members of the community are welcome to attend.
7.45am: Refreshments
8.00am: City Bus Runs - Buses to the city will be leaving from approx. 8:00am.

 

Take time this Saturday to remember those who fought and gave their lives one hundred years ago, some of whom were as young as 14. These men who fought bravely in a setting that was rife with gunfire, shrapnel, overwhelming danger, death and disease, for their country. Remember them, celebrate them, cook some Anzac biscuits, attend a ceremony and spend the day with the sacrifices of those who fought for our country in mind.

While the Anzacs do not survive in person, their spirits, their stories, their fierce bravery and their legend will live on forever, lest we forget.

 

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Lady Anne Funerals is here to support and assist your family through what can be a difficult time, with a ladies touch. 

We are available to discuss a range of services to support your family, including: 

  • Personalised memorial services
  • Cremation and burial services
  • Religious services catering to all faith's
  • No service, no attendance 

Please get in touch - night or day - via the form or you can call us on the number below.

Phone: 1300 74 00 74

904 Victoria Road, West Ryde 2114

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Some of the families we've helped

“I just wanted to send you our sincerest thanks for everything you and your incredible team did for us in making the most perfect day, celebration and farewell of our beautiful Harper.

I have given a lot of thought to your business and the industry and I think it is perhaps the most important business for families to get it right when it comes to planning a funeral which may be sudden or may be a long time in the making. Either way, when one is faced with the unfortunate situation of needing to arrange a funeral, only then do you realise the importance of getting it right.

We experienced first hand the polar opposites the industry offers. It is not just about the cars, the booklets, the music and all the things that make up the day - its about the service, the care and most importantly it’s about the people.

From our very first conversation we could sense your genuine care to our situation and your attention to detail was obvious - this was very different to the previous conversations we had with others we had been referred to. Those other companies wanted to commence meetings with the paperwork side of things upfront which is a very confronting thing to do just days after losing your loved one - and when one of the others that I am referencing couldn’t even refernece our daughters name as our meeting started - we were horrified of how poor the service of care could be.

This is where you and your team shine. After feeling very lost in our search to secure the perfect funeral director to create the perfect day, my wife all of a sudden recalled you standing out the front of your office each morning watering the surrounding gardens to ensure a beautiful front of house. Well, I can assure you, it is not just the front of house that is beautiful - its the entire package that is beautiful.

Your manner, your direction and your expertise is evident from the get go. Nothing is too hard for you or your amazing team. The personal care made us feel like we were the only funeral you were working with at the time, and that’s exactly how it should be.

The finer detail, such as driving past our house so our daughter could go past our house one last time, then leaving the most beautiful flowers on our doorstep, to bumping into us at the Church because you were just doing your own research to make sure the day was seamless. This combined with your recommendations from every aspect as everything was very foreign to us, you were able to guide us to achieve the most beautiful farewell.

The day itself was simply perfect. Not once did we have a concern. The car was shining, your team dressed beautifully, cold water provided for us, directions for our guests, directions for us. Everyone commented on how amazing the day was and how incredibly your team were. Seamless is the only word I can use. It doesn’t stop here.

Your personal care and guidance then allowed us a more intimate farewell the following day (we are so grateful for for this recommendation and possibly would have missed this special day if you had suggested it was the best idea). Again, you and your team made us feel like you had nowhere else to be, and no one else to help. Just us. The setting was beautiful, the celebrant (that you arrange and recommend) is a delightful, your team make this day even more special than the last.

This is something we never want to go through again but there will be so many others, that like us, have no idea where to start to look for the right funeral director for their own special day. All I can say is that I hope that they appoint Lady Anne Funerals. We learnt a lot quickly and it is again a business many do not ever consider needing but without question one of the most important businesses to select the right person and the right team.

I welcome any of your future potential clients to contact me if they wish to discuss our experience with the amazing Lady Anne team. We thank you for giving our beautiful baby the most incredible farewell that was exactly how we imagined it, you just made it happen.”

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Lee Dowdall
Karen has supported my Mum and me through the most difficult week of our lives as we not only planned a funeral, but interred my Dad to his new home. I will be forever grateful to Karen for her ongoing support, guidance, kindness, empathy and friendship over the last week. Karen has now become part of our extended circle of close family friends.
Daughter of the late Sveta Dordevich
Lady Anne Funerals has the compassion, understanding and empathy that many of the larger funeral homes do not possess. My aunts funeral was dignified and classy everything she deserved. I would highly recommend Lady Anne (and have) as they go above and beyond.
Joanne Marks
I am overwhelmed with the feedback on how beautiful it all was from all who attended. You and the other ladies were wonderful, looked so elegant, and made the day so very special for all who loved Paul.
Barbara Sommerville Enright
Karen and her staff treated us with the utmost respect we could not have been in better hands during this difficult time. My mum had organised her funeral with a prepaid funeral plan which she had purchased from Karen almost ten years ago this also made this upsetting time much easier to deal with and she got all the things that she wished for.
Malcolm Ellis
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Lady Anne Funerals for a beautiful service yesterday for my aunt Dot. All who attended commented on how lovely the service was & the professionalism of all the staff. Thanks again very much for helping making a sad day one of celebration of Dot’s life.
Judith Neville

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