Saying goodbye to Gran

Cremation Options That Allow You to Become One with the Natural World

To be buried is to be returned to and to become one with the earth. It's a ritual that has been a part of humanity for more than 100,000 years. Placing a loved one's remains in the ground not only has practical aspects but also creates a final resting place where those who loved the deceased can visit and reflect. The ritual of burial is not the only option, and many people choose to be cremated. Read More 

A Simple Guide to Maintaining Your Loved One’s Headstone

People hold on to their departed loved ones in many ways; memories, photos and small keepsakes are treasured items that can keep you feeling connected. Then there is the public memorial to those departed—their grave complete with headstone—which is a place for you to visit and spend time. You'll have spent time thinking about the material, the colour, the shape and size, and finally, the words that capture who they were and what they meant to the people who loved them. Read More 

3 Money Saving Tips When Planning For and Executing a Funeral

Planning for a funeral is difficult, especially where the deceased did not leave express wishes and the family is on a tight budget. Many families find themselves torn between making financially-sound decisions and feeling like they truly honoured the memory of their loved one. However, the thought that lavish funerals are the only way to show true love and devotion to a deceased loved one's memory is mistaken: there are ways to go about the funeral that would still be sensibly honourable but friendlier on the pocket. Read More 

Funeral Home or Place of Worship?: 3 Things to Consider

If someone close to you has recently passed away, you may be in the process of making funeral arrangements. Typically, the first choice you will have to make will be between having a religious funeral which is hosted in a place of worship or having a secular funeral at a local funeral home. Below is a guide to 3 things you should consider. Considering these things will help you to work out which option is best for you, the deceased and their surviving family and friends. Read More 

What Should You Expect When Viewing The Body Of A Deceased Loved-One?

When someone you love dies suddenly, deciding whether or not to view their body is a big and often difficult decision.  So what can you expect when you see a loved-one for the last time?  Read on to find out more.  Embalming and presentation of the deceased If you've never seen a dead body before, the experience can be rather daunting.  Most bodies are embalmed in order to preserve them for viewing prior to burial or cremation. 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.