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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.

Burying a Loved One’s Ashes in a Cemetery: What’s Involved?

29 June 2021
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The cremation rate in Australia is around 69% of all deaths. While the number of Australians deciding to be buried in a casket is on the decline, sometimes cremations lead to burials. What does this involve? What to Do With the Ashes There are a number of choices of what to do with the cremated ashes of a loved one. The ashes can simply be displayed at home, allowing you to feel as though your loved one is still with you, in some form. Read More …

Two Situations in Which You Should Order a Small and Simple Headstone

26 March 2021
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Whilst there are many circumstances in which it is best to order a large and wonderfully-elaborate headstone, here are two situations in which it might be better to pick a small and simple one. You will not have lots of time to clean the headstone When choosing headstones, many funeral home clients forget to consider how often the particular style they want will need to be cleaned. If, for instance, it is a very long drive from your home to the cemetery, and your visits to the grave will have to be quite brief, then you must pick a simple and small headstone that will not take long to clean. Read More …

Are You Looking For A Cemetery Monument For Your Loved One? 3 Reasons Why You Should Choose Granite

30 December 2020
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Choosing the ideal headstone for a loved one is a process that you should handle with a lot of care. The perfect headstone should display the image and epitaph that you want for your loved one. It would help if you also considered that the monument will be on display and the weather conditions can be extremely harsh. The fact that there are countless headstone materials in the market might also make your selection process complicated. Read More …

The Don’ts of Cleaning and Maintaining a Memorial Headstone

27 August 2020
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Memorial headstones are a commemoration of a loved one that has passed. As such, family members will often visit a grave just to feel close to a deceased. However, a headstone will remain in pristine condition for the first few months. After that, a headstone might start to deteriorate over time; therefore, you might be forced to hire memorial maintenance services to keep it in good condition. Often, you hear about what one should do when cleaning memorial headstones. Read More …

3 Things to Know About International Repatriations of a Body

30 June 2020
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The death of a loved one can be stressful for family and friends. Furthermore, the stress can be compounded when the death occurs overseas since the body must be repatriated back to Australia for the final rights. However, with the help of a funeral director, you can remove the stress out of the repatriation process. Here are fundamental aspects that beginners should know about repatriating a deceased from a foreign country into Australia. Read More …