Many people understand, at least theoretically, what is involved in a funeral service. We identify the location for the service, notify loved ones and coordinate the details of the service; from flowers to eulogy
Determining whether to bury or cremate is the first big decision when planning the funeral of a loved one. Everyone has different reasons for why they prefer one to the other and there is
As eco-awareness has increased globally, we see that the decision to live a greener life is leading to more eco-conscious decisions around death. Many are seeking to understand the best ways to plan an
Writing a eulogy for your loved one is a daunting task. How can we sum up the life and the impact someone has had on us in just a few minutes? Eulogies are about paying
There are many difficult decisions that must be made after a loved one has passed away. These range from the type of funeral service they will have to the flowers, music and even catering that
When we think of funerals in Australia, we probably think of common westernised practices. Mourners dress in black and sit solemnly in church pews or chairs as they listen to eulogies for the deceased and
When a loved one takes their own life, the emotions that you experience can be heart-wrenching. You might be consumed by not only grief but also guilt, left wondering if there was something you could
Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long." When we lose someone young, it sometimes feels that their life burned all the more brightly before being extinguished.
Dying or dealing with the death of a loved one can be an emotionally devastating process. In both instances, a person may experience the same stages of grief as described by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
Cremating is a personal decision. It may have been the wishes of the deceased or a decision made by the family of the deceased. There are many reasons to cremate and choosing this option does
Many people feel uncomfortable broaching the subject of death, but when someone passes they often wish they had. Understanding the wishes of your loved one for when they pass eases the decisions that follow. The
INSIDE THE MIND OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a funeral home? What goes on inside the head of a funeral director? When a death occurs,
TAKING THE DECEASED OVERSEAS Much of Australian culture is made up of immigrant families of Greek and Italian Australians. Because of this, it is not uncommon for many Australians to want to fly
CHOOSING A COFFIN FOR YOURSELF OR A LOVED ONE Nobody relishes the day that they have to choose a coffin for themselves or a loved one. However, this must be done if you are choosing
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BURIAL? The traditional earth burial is not the only way to commemorate the life and death of a deceased loved one. If you are interested in other
CAN I DESIGN THE FUNERAL CEREMONY? You know your loved ones better than anyone and often the process of designing their funeral service is a way to honour their life and their final
WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE DIES There is no way to be truly prepared for the death of a loved one. Whether expected or sudden, there will be adjustments both emotionally and practically that
IDEAS FOR WRITING A EULOGY A Eulogy is a beautifully written piece, often spoken by loved ones to praise and remember someone who has passed. For many, it is an honour to write
HELPING CHILDREN WITH GRIEF AND LOSS No one wants to watch their children suffer from grief and loss. Often this is at the same time as adults are also suffering from grief and themselves unsure
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FUNERAL HOME Choosing a funeral home is an important decision that one will make, either for themselves or for their loved one. Experiencing the death of a
Thank you for supporting the family through the preparation phase of Mum’s funeral and at the service itself. We were very pleased with the dignity of the arrangements and the staff assisting were most helpful. Please accept our sincere thanks.