The Dos and Don’ts of Planning Services at Funeral Homes Planning a funeral at a local funeral home can be a difficult task for families and with so many funeral directors out there, deciding on which funeral director to work with, can be equally as daunting. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and anxious when … More The Dos and Don’ts of Planning Services at Funeral Homes
What You Need to Know When Planning a Funeral Planning a Funeral can be a daunting task for families when they are trying to deal with the loss of a loved one and experience the range of emotions that come following a death. Often, family dynamics and relationships play a large role in how a … More What You Need to Know When Planning a Funeral
When you are deciding on which funeral home to work with when making funeral arrangements for your loved one, there are many different things that you should consider the ensure that you are engaging with the right funeral home for you and your family. Some initial things to consider are: Does the funeral home have … More Why Location Really Matters When Choosing Funeral Homes
When it comes time to decide on your final wishes and how you want your life celebration to be conducted, the choice between Cremation and Burial will most likely be one that you will need to make. There are pros and cons to each and for each of us it is a personal choice that … More What If Your Family Disagrees With Your Decision to Be Cremated?
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
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?