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Finding The Right Words

Finding the right words to express a Condolence Message or write on a Sympathy Card isn’t easy.  I am often asked for some tips so I have gathered some examples together which I hope you can use as a guide and tailor them to your needs. Hopefully they help spark some inspiration! Don’t forget sending a card or calling will always be appreciated at the time of a loved one’s …

Pre-Planning Is Becoming A Way Of Life

Each year thousands of people pre-plan and pre-pay their funeral. The motivation to do so can be numerous but the most common three reasons are 1) peace of mind, 2) it makes sound financial sense and 3) most Nursing Homes or Retirement Villages now ask you to provide them with your preferred Funeral Director at the time of moving in. A pre-paid funeral is where an individual or couple choose …

Cremation Melbourne: The Ultimate Guide

Cremation as a method of body disposition is an increasingly popular alternative to the more traditional methods of underground burial or entombment.  In Victoria, for example, the cremation rate has been increasing steadily with the national average rate rising to to 72%. This article provides key information about cremation that will help you and your family decide whether cremation is the best choice, and issues that need to be considered …

How Much Does A Funeral Cost?

That question is the one that I am asked the most when I am out socially. It is an extremely difficult question to answer as every funeral should be different so that it reflects the life lived and therefore the costs should reflect this. The choices made with respect to the style of service, coffin, flowers, press notices, catering and celebratory aspects can all impact on price. When pushed I …

A Traditional Funeral or a Direct Cremation?

Some of you would be asking yourself, what is a Direct Cremation? Direct cremation is a disposition option in which the body is cremated in the days immediately following the death, without a funeral service beforehand. Direct cremation is the most economic option for disposition. Basic Features Of Direct Cremation Because direct cremation does not include a formal funeral the process is very straight forward. Below are a few points regarding Direct …