Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Funeral arrangements

Karena's funeral arrangements are as follows :-

Thursday 4th March :-
  • 11:15am - Private cremation at Easthampstead Park Crematorium (by invitation only due to space limitations).

  • 12:00 noon - Celebration and Remembrance of the life of Karena Claire Mackay at Kerith Community Church, Church Road, Bracknell. - All are welcome.
    Car parking is very limited at the church building and therefore we would request that it is reserved for family, elderly and disabled only. Local parking is available at the Charles Square Multi-Storey Car Park.
    There will be some light refreshments after the service - all are welcome to stay.
Karena's desire was that her family and friends were 'relaxed' at her funeral. It will be a very sad time with the heartache of loosing somebody who was so special and who we loved so much....but it will also be a time filled with hope and confidence in Karena's sure salvation and her resurrection to eternal life with the Lord Jesus. She is having a fabulous time right now !

Consequently, I will not wear a black tie to her funeral but will be colourful, and so will our children! I would like to invite you to do the same if you are comfortable with that - Karena was so colourful in life, let's be colourful too as we remember her life and celebrate her certain future. (If you feel more comfortable wearing black, please also feel free to do so).

Family flowers only please.

If you would like to make a voluntary donation in place of flowers, this can be done either online to Duchess of Kent House Charity, or by cheque made payable to Duchess of Kent House Charity but sent to AB Walker Funeral Directors (up to 4 weeks after the funeral date).

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way, and the truth and the life, nobody comes to the Father except through me"


  1. I think it's a wonderful idea to be colourful - as you say, Karena was a colourful character.
    I will not be able to attend, but please be assured that I shall be thinking of you and the children. Keep strong - you have a lot of love there.
    Always thinking of you

  2. Hi Craig,
    She's had entered the gates of splendor :)

    Stay strong,and know that though I can't be there ,I'm praying for you and your family .


  3. Message from Christine and Barry.

    Sorry we will not be able to attend the funeral, but our thoughts are with you.
    We also thought this poem was appropriate.
    Love Auntie Christine and Uncle Barry.

    God looked around his garden
    And he found an empty place
    And he looked down upon this earth
    And he saw your tired face.

    He put his arms around you
    And lifted you to rest
    God's garden must be beautiful
    He always takes the best.

    He knew that you were suffering
    He knew you were in pain
    He knew that you would never
    Get well on earth again.

    He saw the road was getting rough
    And the hills were hard to climb
    So he closed your weary eyelids
    And whispered "Peace be thine"

    It broke our hearts to lose you
    But you didn't go alone
    For part of us went with you
    The day God called you home.

  4. Hello Craig, sorry I can't be there today. We're praying for you and your family.