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
Funerals are changing, from the way that we find a funeral director, engage and arrange a funeral and the way we celebrate a persons life, and I think its for the better! When I think about how funeral services are traditionally done, I feel that they aren’t very personal. Everyone attending dressed all in black, … More What Can I Include In A Funeral That Isn’t The Usual?
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As Funeral Professionals, we are often giving the opportunity to assist shape the future of our industry. For us, we have had the pleasure of a Work Experience Student spend time with us over the last few months. We asked Claire all about her desire to join our industry and what her thoughts were so … More Why I Want To Work In The Funeral Industry
Our wonderful Kurt has just returned from spending the last 6 months or so working as a Funeral Director in the United Kingdom. So we asked him to give us a little insight into what it was like working there in comparison to working in the industry here in Australia. Here’s what he had to … More The Difference Between Funerals in Australia and the UK
Last week I talked about how working in the Funeral Industry had changed my thoughts on death. To follow on from that this week I thought I would chat about how working in the Funeral Industry had changed my thoughts on the afterlife. Growing up I went to Catholic School for Primary and High School. … More Has Being A Funeral Director Changed The Way You Think About Death And The Afterlife? Part 2
Before I even thought about working in the Funeral Industry I didn’t have much of an outlook on death. It was something I had thought of, very fleetingly, and always pushed to the back of my mind. Out of sight out of mind right? Don’t think about it and you won’t need to worry about … More Has Being A Funeral Director Changed The Way You Think About Death And The Afterlife? Part 1
As the number of people opting for Cremation continues to rise, and burials steadily fall, the question is often asked about what to do with a Loved Ones ashes when they are returned to the family. For all of us, finding the most meaningful thing to do with a Loved Ones ashes is a deeply … More What Can We Do With The Ashes Once We Get Them Back After The Funeral?
Can We Be Involved in Preparations? Up until the last hundred years or so, caring for our loved ones after their death was something that we did ourselves. Sure, Funeral Directors existed, but their role was more about logistics and the funeral service itself and less about preparing the person (apart from embalming and certain … More Can We Help Prepare Our Loved One For Their Funeral?
I have come across many people who wish to be of ongoing benefit to the greater community after they have died. Sometimes their organs are not suitable for transplant, so the other option is donating their body to science. I have also come across many people who screw their face up at the thought of … More How Do I Donate My Body To Science Rather Than Having A Funeral?
You would think that an industry like ours would be heavily regulated in Australia and that there would be a whole range of compliance and regulatory issues that Funeral Directors are required to adhere to. You would think that, but you would be very wrong. The Funeral Industry is a relatively unregulated industry here in … More How is The Funeral Industry Regulated in Queensland?