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What to expect when attending a funeral for the first time

Attending a funeral for the first time can be overwhelming, especially if you have never experienced loss before. This period will be filled with emotion, uncertainty and questions about what life will look like now. However, being prepared and knowing what to expect at the funeral can help ease any anxious feelings you may have […]

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Honouring a loved one: Laws on scattering ashes in the UK

After a cremation has taken place, you may decide to scatter the ashes of your loved one in a sentimental area. This can be a location that the deceased may have expressed a preference for before their passing, or somewhere you may have a personal connection with the person who died. No matter where you […]

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A guide to arranging your own funeral

Although it can be a difficult topic to discuss, planning your own funeral ahead of time can be greatly beneficial. Whether you’re concerned for the future due to a serious illness or simply looking to be prepared, arranging your own funeral service not only relieves the burden from the people close to you but also […]

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Memorial ideas for those who have been cremated 

Here at Heart of England Co-op Funerals, we understand that losing a loved one, whether that be a family member or a friend, can be an incredibly difficult thing to go through. From the initial shock of loss to the grieving process and the period of readjustment that follows, dealing with a loss looks different […]

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How to choose funeral flowers

Flowers have been used as a way to express feelings at funerals for decades. Adorning coffins with beautiful floral arrangements and wreaths is not only a thoughtful way to commemorate your loved one, but it is also a mark of respect. Most families choose flowers that are meaningful to the deceased, whether that be their […]

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How to help children deal with grief and loss 

Dealing with a loss can be an emotionally difficult situation for anyone, especially for younger children who may not have a full understanding of the concept of death yet. It can be hard for children to come to terms with the idea that this person in their life will no longer be around, however, there […]

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What to wear to a Funeral

If you have never attended a funeral, deciding what to wear can be difficult. No matter what you choose to wear, it is always important to respect the wishes of the deceased and their loved ones. Traditionally, in Western cultures, formal black clothing is considered to be the most popular funeral attire, however, with the […]

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What to do with ashes after cremation

After you’ve lost a loved one, there are many different ways you can choose to remember them. If you have chosen cremation as the funeral type, there are some important considerations you will need to make in selecting their final resting place. It’s important to remember that there is no rush to decide on what […]

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What are the most popular funeral songs and how do I choose the best one?

Choosing the right funeral song is an important part of making your service more personal and reflective of yourself or your departed loved one. This choice is a personal one and there are not any set rules that should influence your decision. However, this doesn’t make picking a funeral song any easier if you are […]

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