Saying goodbye to Gran

Ensure You Can Hold the Type of Asian Funeral You Need When Contacting a Funeral Home

If a loved one has died, and you need to arrange a funeral that follows customs from an Asian country, culture, or religion, you need to be sure the funeral home can accommodate your needs. Most homes can, but sometimes the seemingly minor details are the ones that create issues. When looking for a funeral home, whether you need to arrange a funeral now or are merely planning ahead for yourself, ask as many questions as you can to ensure that your family can mourn as needed and does not suddenly find that they can't have the service they wanted to have. Read More 

Two Tips To Follow After Opting For A Prepaid Funeral

If you've recently arranged and paid for your funeral, here are two tips to keep in mind. Make sure you inform several people in your life about your prepaid funeral After the funeral home confirms that your prepaid funeral arrangements have been put in place, it's important to tell several people (ideally, both family members and a few close friends) about these arrangements. The reason for this is that if no one in your life is aware of the arrangements you've made, and your relatives and friends have no idea that you have, for example, an information pack about your prepaid funeral in your home, then it's possible that whoever is responsible for handling your funeral after you die might end up organising and paying for a funeral with money you left behind or with their own funds. Read More 

Choosing a Coffin for a Loved One: A Few Considerations

If you've been tasked with making the funeral arrangements for a loved one, one of your major decisions will be choosing a coffin. Of course, there are a considerable number of options, ranging from a plain wooden (or even cardboard) box to lavishly ornamental coffins or even a non-traditional custom-made coffin. It's a significant decision that may represent a substantial financial investment. When choosing the best coffin, you need to consider a number of factors. Read More 

Does a Post Mortem Affect Your Ability to Cremate Your Loved One?

The need for a post mortem examination is determined by the state or territory in which the death occurred. Typically, a death can be referred to the coroner when its cause is unknown or considered to be suspicious. Death is often expected (due to age or poor health), but a post mortem might be ordered when a young, healthy person passes away for reasons that have not yet been determined (and this determination is the reason for the examination). Read More 

Cemetery Memorial Benches: A Place to Sit and Contemplate

When a loved one is laid to rest, it's difficult to anticipate how often you'll be visiting their grave in the years to come. It's not as though there's a minimum quota, and the frequency of your visits will be fairly organic — taking place as often as you need. You won't be the only one visiting, and while visiting a grave fulfils an emotional need, the cemetery memorial you choose can also reflect the physical needs of those who might visit to pay their respects. Read More 

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Saying goodbye to Gran

My grandma had such a hard life. She was a real battler and had seen some tragic things, but she kept going and kept a smile on her face. I hope that we did a good job in honouring her spirit with her funeral services. When someone has had a hard life, it's a balance to tell everyone their story while also remembering the light and fun sides of their personality. Remembering someone so special is a blessing but also a great responsibility. This blog is all about making sure you say goodbye in a way that remembers the whole person.