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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.

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 …

How to Prevent Algae Growth on a Tombstone

30 December 2019
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When you lay a loved one to rest, it's natural to want to care for the area where you place them. If you're adding a tombstone to their grave, you may find that it develops algae, lichen and moss over time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent this from happening so that your loved one's grave looks its best every day. Gentle Cleaning with Water You won't always need to use specialist cleaning fluids when tending to a grave stone. Read More …

Understanding The Role Of A Funeral Director

15 August 2019
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When you lose a loved one, the thought of making funeral arrangements can seem overwhelming, so it may be of benefit to understand the role of a funeral director. A funeral director's role is multifaceted, and in addition to arranging the practical aspects of a funeral, they are also there to support family members as they walk through the process of saying goodbye to the deceased. Here's an overview of a funeral director's role before, during and after the funeral service: Read More …

What do people use a private funeral chapel for?

26 March 2019
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When someone dies, there is usually a period of between ten days and two weeks between the actual passing itself and the funeral. The funeral may be either a burial or cremation, and is intended to bring some degree of closure to the family and friends of the person who has died. Whilst the ten days or two weeks may not seem long in terms of time, the funeral home plays a significant role in providing stabilisation and transition through this period. Read More …