As well as the emotional impact of someone passing away, the seemingly never-ending list of tasks you must complete in organising your loved one’s assets and preparing for the funeral can make the grieving process even harder. During this turbulent time, remember that there is expert help available to you 24 hours a day, that is there to offer you support and advice to help ease the weight on your shoulders.
Whether you’re saying goodbye to a loved one or thinking about your own last moments, funeral directors play an important role in bringing life to a close. Called upon during one of the most difficult times, choosing a good funeral director is important in ensuring we give a heart-warming send-off to those we love. Read on to find out more about what qualities to look for in a funeral director, when best to contact them and the important questions you should be asking when it comes to funeral arrangements.
Pre-paid funeral plans are designed to lighten the load on your loved ones, both financially and emotionally. Whether your time is approaching or you’re simply looking to be prepared for the future, keep reading as we take you through how the pre-paid funeral plan works and the benefits it can have for you and your family.
Each religion or community worldwide has a different way of commemorating their loved ones who have passed on. In the UK, we have a diverse range of cultures each with different practices, funeral rites and rituals. These customs help the bereaved to find comfort in the face of loss by sending their loved ones off […]
It’s the time of year when everyone is thinking about holidays and exploring new places. We hate to put a dampener on anything, but every year over 5,000 people die abroad, and many more will die in the UK but away from home. Dealing with such an unexpected death is traumatic, as you cope with […]
Father’s Day can be a difficult day for many of us. Reminders exist in every shop, email and advert, with pictures of happy families and close, loving relationships. You may have lost your father, or be supporting a child who has. You may be a father who has lost his own child. Whatever your situation, […]
Choosing memorial masonry, or a headstone as it is more commonly referred to, is an important decision requiring careful thought and planning. It is a memorial to your loved one that will last for decades, maybe even centuries to come and it is important to get it right. It can be an emotional and difficult […]
A funeral is a chance to celebrate a life, and there are many ways to bring personality and colour into the service. Readings allow us to convey the character of the deceased, our feelings of loss and love, as well as involving others in key roles in the service. Heading – Who is going to […]
We have many traditions and customs for honouring loved ones who have died. However, there are many cultures around the world that find different ways to mark death and celebrate life. Día de los Muertos, or Day Of The Dead, is one of the most recognisable. This Mexican festival takes place on 1st and 2nd […]