The Life Tribute (Eulogy) is a speech given at a memorial or funeral service to celebrate the life of a loved one. It can be delivered by a family member, a family friend, a colleague or associate, by someone else or by the celebrant. We always recommend that it is … More How do I write a Eulogy?
Our brain is an imaginative and powerful thing. When it is left to its own devices, it runs off and creates these wild and outrageous scenarios and creates an idea based on things we have seen or heard. Television is a prime contributor to imaginative ideas when it comes to … More What is a Mortuary and what goes on there?
When it comes to jargon, funeral directors can sometimes sound like they are speaking a language all of their own. We have words like Pall, Catafalque, Interring, Columbarium and other terms that seem to be as foreign as they sound. It can be difficult to understand exactly what is being … More What is the difference between Funeral Insurance, a Funeral Bond and a Pre-Paid Funeral?
When it comes time to plan a funeral, most people assume that you have limited options of where the funeral service should be, or could be held. Usually the first things that we think of are a Funeral Chapel, a Church, or a Graveside service. However as the funeral industry … More Does a funeral have to be in a church or chapel?
A Common question that people often want to know, is “How are our loved ones transported after they pass away?” In Queensland there is no real set standard or regulation on how a person can be transported after death. Each funeral company has their own fleet of vehicles that they … More How are people transported once they pass away?
When someone dies at home, it can be a confronting, confusing and stressful time for all those involved. There are some important issues that you need to take into account and that will help you make the right decisions on who to call and when. Generally, there are two issues … More When Someone Dies at Home
We often talk to families about how their loved ones lived their lives. Were they a regular church goer? Did they have a strong belief system based on a particular faith? Would they want a service officiated by a Celebrant or a member of the Clergy? There are some key … More Choosing a Celebrant or Clergy
We’ve all had those moments, usually going about the business of our day and a song will come on that brings memories flooding back. Not only do our memories come rushing to the forefront of our minds, but the way we felt at those times fills our heart with the … More Music Make Memories Last
We like to think that there are five main reasons for pre-planning and pre-paying for your funeral: You want to ease the burden on your family. You want to assume the financial responsibility for your funeral. You want your family to have the benefit of a meaningful funeral. You want … More Make Your Wishes Known – Pre-Plan
It seems that everyday there are new Funeral Directors popping up, each with their own service offering and pricing structure. In QLD, Funeral Directors are not required to adhere to any real regulations (apart from the storage and handling of the deceased), so finding a Funeral Director who has their … More How To Choose a Funeral Director
Originally appeared on https://seasonsagedcare.com.au/blog/dying-to-know/ 8th August 2018. There’s that old saying, that in life, there are only two guarantees; Taxes and Death. It’s a confronting thought but the reality is that at one point or another, we will all be faced with death, either our own, or the death of someone … More Dying to Know Day 2018
Originally featured 18th July 2018 on https://seasonsagedcare.com.au/blog/express-grief-matters/ When it comes to human emotions, grief is probably one of the most prevalent that we experience and perhaps the most unique in how it manifests for each person. Bryan McCartney from McCartney Family Funerals takes us through the importance of expressing grief. Grief is … More How we express grief and why it matters