Funeral Blog

Casket or coffin? Traditional or something else? I’m not sure that’s a question a lot of people think about. It is something that I, as a pre-needs funeral consultant, think about. Its not that I have some macabre view on the world, but there are so many different styles, colours
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It seems that the days of folks arriving to a funeral in their Sunday best, has well and truly gone, with most people, especially up here in Queensland’s scorching weather, has opted for a more casual approach to funeral attire. And rightly so!  Long ago, people would dress up in
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There are many kinds of death.  Some deaths are peaceful, some are confronting, some are tragic and like we have spoken about in the past, our brain is a powerful generator of images and ideas that may not always be 100% real.  When we lose someone, we have these ideas
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If we are totally honest with ourselves, tears at a funeral are pretty much inevitable.  It’s a time that we come together to say farewell to someone who has meant a great deal to us, someone who has fundamentally changed who we are just by being part of our lives.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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