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Funeral Services: Your Options

As the saying goes, 'In the midst of life, we are in death.' Losing a loved one or thinking about planning your own funeral is very going to be a very nice or easy process. However, it is an unavoidable fact of life that at some point we all have to face our own mortality. Last year, after losing my mother and father in close succession and making the arrangements for their funerals and burial, I decided to put some plans in place for my own funeral service so that it is easier for those I leave behind. I have learnt a lot about funerals and I would like to share it here.

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An Acknowledgement of Death, A Celebration of Life: A Truly Non-Traditional Funeral
27 May 2019

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The Benefits of Having a Memorial Book at a Funeral Service
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If You Want to be Buried at Sea, Start Planning Now
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There's something undeniably romantic about the id

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An Acknowledgement of Death, A Celebration of Life: A Truly Non-Traditional Funeral

There are a number of articles and online resources that claim to give you ideas about how to have a truly unique and non-traditional funeral, most of which are called how to put the fun back into funerals, or something similar. Most of these sources are generally just concerned with ideas for the scattering of ashes after cremation, as opposed to the funeral itself. Like many countries, Australia has an aging population, with people aged 45 and over now outnumbering younger Australians for the first time since federation. Read More 

The Benefits of Having a Memorial Book at a Funeral Service

As you go through the process of organising a memorial service, your funeral director will talk to you about how you want the service to run and what you want to include in it. You may think that this simply involves choosing a date, location and order of service; however, you do have other options that you can add to the service if you want. For example, your funeral director may be able to organise a memorial book for you. Read More 

If You Want to be Buried at Sea, Start Planning Now

There's something undeniably romantic about the idea of being buried at sea, but most people wouldn't consider actually pursuing it. But if your working life has given you a connection to the sea or you simply love being near water, it might be something you're seriously thinking about for your own funeral plans. If you are, then putting together some preliminary planning with the help of a local funeral home is a good idea. Read More 

Planning a Funeral Service and Wake

Planning a funeral isn't an easy task. Not only are you likely to be upset, but you will also need to take into account a number of different factors such as the deceased wishes, the wishes of close family members, and any religious rites which will be observed. This blog will help you to plan a funeral. The service This is perhaps the most important part of the day. The funeral service is where the formal ceremony will take place where a religious leader will bless the body or secular readings will be made by the family and loved ones of the deceased. Read More 

A Few Helpful Tips When Making Funeral Arrangements

Dealing with the death of a friend or loved one is not easy, but funeral arrangements will typically need to be made at this time, and usually very soon after that death. If you've been charged with the task of making funeral arrangements for anyone, note a few helpful tips that can get you through this process, and ensure it's as painless as possible for you and everyone involved.  Work with a funeral director Read More