When I was a child, watching TV in our house was somewhat scorned upon as outside were acres of green fields and woodlands to roam free and live the childhood dream. One day aged about 8 years of age I was secretly watching a movie on T.V. I was entranced by a very elegant horsewoman sitting proudly on a horse-drawn hearse with four magnificent grey horses out front followed by a long train of very sad people. At that very moment, I made a promise to myself. I was going to be a woman out front supporting people in their time of grief and I was going to do it in a very different way. I was not exactly sure how I was going to do this back then, but today, as the Founder of Pure Reflections, I am sure.
Where I live today with my husband and family I am still surrounded by green pastures and all the very best that nature brings to us. On finishing school, I completed my degree and professional training and as a Mortuary Scientist. During my time in the United States, I began to research death and dying and alternative methods for burial and cremation. With my background, I was in search of an end-of-life choice that was greener and more sustainable than the options available and I discovered Resomation also known as Water Cremation. I then began the very challenging journey, to bring Resomation, the innovation, and technology that would provide a more eco-friendly, more safe, and more gentle alternative to flame cremation or burial, to Ireland.
And so in 2019 Pure Reflections was founded and our first Resomarium will open in County Meath in 2021
"People spend a year organizing and getting ready for their wedding, where two hundred people might see them. Yet when you're dead, you have nothing prepared and there could be two thousand people coming to view you... So it's a huge privilege for me to give the person my time and to be able to look after them the way I would look after my own"
Elizabeth Oakes -
At Pure Reflections, we are a group of like-minded individuals who are open, warm, compassionate, and very comfortable talking about death and dying. We have all experienced death in our own lives and born extreme grief. Not to mention the overwhelming feeling when asked to make decisions and choices on behalf of a loved one who has just died.
We understand and have experienced how grief presents itself in many different ways. Be assured at Pure Reflections we will support you and your family during your time of loss and sadness with our 5 Simple Steps on formalizing arrangements. From your very first contact with us, you are in the care of the Pure Reflections team all the way. As we conduct the Resomation in our own Resomarium we can be with you and your loved one every step of the way.
At Pure Reflections, we are independent of any formal church or religion. We respect all values and beliefs.
We commit to delivering on your final end of life wishes and our promise to you is that your final journey will be ‘your journey, your way’.