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Sharing The Burden: Ideas For Funeral Arrangements

Hello, everybody. My name is Lois, and I am in my seventies. It might be hard to believe, but I attended my first funeral when I was sixty-five years old. Since then, I have suffered the loss of quite a few family members and close friends. In fact, I have now organised over a dozen funerals. As someone who had been so blessed, it really came as a shock when I first experienced the trauma of making funeral arrangements whilst still finding time to grieve. It really taught me the importance of having an empathetic and creative funeral director that can help share the burden and honour your loved one appropriately. Hopefully, this blog will help those who, like me, had no idea about the enormity of the task a funeral organiser faces. I trust that the ideas within will prove comforting and inspiring during this difficult time. Thank you.

How to Tackle the Restoration of a Cemetery in Disrepair

11 June 2018
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As a facility, a cemetery is normally regarded as a final destination point for those who are buried within and, as a consequence, may often be forgotten when it comes to its maintenance. It's as if there's nothing more to say and people tend to move on with their own lives, preferring to cherish the memory of the individual rather than worry about the place they are laid to rest. While this is, of course, a general statement, there may be some truth to it when you consider just how many cemeteries around the country have fallen into a state of disrepair. Read More …

The Last Waltz: Choosing a Song For a Funeral Service

3 January 2018
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If you have recently lost a loved one, you may be trying to think of an appropriate song for the funeral services. The music that is played as the coffin is carried out of the church or moved into the crematorium can play a key part in both expressing who the person was and in allowing loved ones to grieve. If you are unsure which song would be best, check out the list below for some ideas. Read More …

Social Media No-Nos After The Death Of A Loved One

23 August 2017
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The number of people using social media continues to rise in Australia, and as of January 2017, there were 16 million active Facebook users just in this country. Unfortunately, not all social media users bring common sense to the table when it comes to posted subjects. For example, more than one person has taken a selfie with the deceased, and this particular situation leaves funeral directors unimpressed. You haven't been on social media very long, so learning now the correct etiquette about how to deal with death in the electronic age means you're unlikely to get in the bad books of your relatives when the situation does occur. Read More …

How to Let People Know About a Funeral

24 April 2017
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Arranging a funeral can be a really difficult time, especially if you're dealing with an unexpected loss. You might feel overwhelmed by everything you need to do and are unsure of how to get the word out about your loved one's funeral. Here's some advice on how to let people know about a funeral so that you don't have to worry and nobody feels left out. You could use one or several of the methods - choose those which you think will work best in your unique situation. Read More …

A Guide To Basic Funeral Etiquette

3 January 2017
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If you've never been to a Christian funeral before, you may be unsure what to expect and how to conduct yourself. To give you some pointers on funeral etiquette, here's a quick guide. What to Wear Traditionally, mourners always wore black to a Christian funeral. However, this has largely changed and people are usually guided by the request of the person organising the funeral. If there are no special guidelines issued, smart, comfortable clothes are recommended. Read More …