Music is such a personal thing when it comes to funerals, yet it is one of the toughest decisions to make for some of us. Finding that perfect song that captures all the things that make our loved ones special is a tough gig, but also such a special way to pay tribute to their … More Top 10 Funeral Songs of 2020
Remembrance Day is something more than just a memory of lives lost. It is an ongoing demonstration of the Australian Spirit and a constant reminder of the strength, determination and unrelenting tenacity of our Nation. … More Commemorating Remembrance Day
New COVID Normal 2020 has been a year. There is no doubt that for all of us, our normal has changed. The way we interact with each other, our focus on our own health and wellbeing, and how we connect, has all changed. A new normal is emerging and that is having an impact on … More Our New Normal With COVID-19
Deciding to pre-plan or pre-pay for your funeral can seem a little strange, but for Jean and Mike, it was something they had always thought about since retiring. Jean and Mike were proud Grey Nomads, exploring the wide-open spaces of Australia and regularly taking off on adventures and discovering unique and spectacular places to visit across this great country of ours. When it came to living their best life, Jean and Mike had it covered. … More Why We Pre-Planned Our Funeral
As the world experiences the challenges associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic, adjustments and changes to the way that we send off and celebrate our Loved Ones are necessary to assist in preventing the further spread of the virus. Protecting our most vulnerable and ensuring the safety of our communities is such an important thing, yet … More How To Have A Meaningful Funeral During COVID-19
You Don’t Have To Be Strong A common piece of advice we are given when someone we love dies, is “Be Strong.” Whilst the people giving us this advice have all the best intentions in the world, the idea of being strong can have a negative impact on our grief journey. Thinking we have to … More Be Brave
When someone passes away you might contemplate not speaking with a Funeral Director and doing everything yourself. What does a Funeral Director do anyway that anyone else couldn’t do themselves? It can’t be that hard. WRONG! There is a lot more than just booking a church and arriving on the day that goes into a … More What Does A Funeral Director Do And Why Do I Need One?
Christmas is one of the most difficult times of the year for those of us who have lost a Loved One. What is supposed to be a time of family, love, laughter and happiness, can sometimes be a reminder of those that we are missing. For some of us, our grandparents or the matriarch’s and … More I Feel So Overwhelmed With Grief At Christmas, What Can I Do?
When you are looking at planning your funeral or the funeral of a loved one, would you pick a family owned or corporate owned Funeral Home? What’s the difference? Is there a difference? To someone who isn’t looking very hard there may not seem like there is any difference at all. For someone like myself … More What Makes A Family Funeral Home Different To A Big Name Funeral Company?
One of the most common questions we get asked when we are arranging a funeral, is if someone can bring their dog, cat or other pet with them to the service. And the answer is a resounding YES! Well, most of the time anyway. Generally speaking, most crematoriums and cemeteries are completely fine with pets … More Can I Have Mum’s Pet Dog At Her Funeral?
I can’t call being a funeral director a job, it’s a way of life. I don’t think that there are many who could be a funeral director, it really takes a special kind of person. How Does Being A Funeral Director Affect My Life? It’s not just the hours, which can be long and take … More What Is It Like To Be A Funeral Director?
The 23rd November 2019 is a significant day for survivors of suicide, International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a day where survivors of suicide join together for support and healing. Suicide is something that sadly, most of us will experience throughout our lives. Losing someone to Suicide is a difficult journey and leaves us with … More I Lost A Loved One To Suicide. How Will I Cope?
Choosing a Funeral Director can be an emotional time. Usually you have just lost someone that you love with emotions are all over the place. Trying to find the right Funeral Director to look after your loved one, help plan a funeral that celebrates their life and reflects their uniqueness can be a daunting task. … More How many Funeral Directors should I talk to when choosing a Funeral Director?
How Do We Navigate The Family Dynamic? Death can bring the best or the worst out in people. I think the situation everyone hopes for is that the family bands together and helps each other with their grief. Most of the time, that’s how it happens. Sometimes though there is a rift in the family … More How Do I Plan A Funeral Without The Family Drama?
Arranging a Funeral can be a tricky process. When you consider your grief, sadness, loss and the overwhelming need that most of us feel to create a beautiful celebration of life, and then you mix that with family dynamic, sometimes strained relationships and conflicting ideas about what makes the best tribute, it can be difficult … More Privacy and Funeral Arrangements