Saying goodbye to Gran

Honouring Loved Ones: A Guide on How to Plan a Memorial

The passing of a loved one is never easy, and planning a memorial can feel like an overwhelming task during an already difficult time. However, a memorial can offer an opportunity to celebrate the life of the person you lost and bring closure to friends and family. Take a look at some tips on how to plan a meaningful and personalised memorial that will honour your loved one’s legacy. Determine the type of memorial Read More 

Planning Ahead: The Benefits of Pre-Arranged Funerals

Pre-arranged funerals are becoming increasingly popular as more people recognise the benefits of planning ahead. Pre-arranged funerals allow individuals to make decisions about their final arrangements, easing the burden on loved ones during a difficult time. There are many benefits to pre-arranging a funeral, including financial, emotional, and practical considerations.  Financial Benefits: Locking in Prices and Providing Peace of Mind   One of the main benefits of pre-arranged funerals is the ability to make financial arrangements ahead of time. Read More 

How to Personalise a Funeral Service for a Teenager

Losing someone, especially a teenager, is never easy. Planning their funeral service can be a difficult task. You want to make sure the service is personal and reflective of your loved one's life, but it can feel overwhelming. Here are some tips for how to personalise and plan the perfect funeral for your departed teenager.  Choose an Appropriate Venue When planning a funeral for a teenager, it's important to choose an appropriate venue that reflects their life and personality. Read More 

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 

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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.