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Planning a Memorial Service

Death is inevitable for all of us, but when you have a frail elderly or terminally ill loved one you know the time will come sooner rather than later. My experience is unique in some ways, but I know in many other ways it is the same as others. My Mother ‘Joyce’ entered aged care 15 years prior to her death.  She entered a very active but confused lady suffering …

Condolence Messages

Whether you send a sympathy card, make a call or leave an online condolence message, letting someone know that you care about their loss and are thinking of them is a lovely thing to do. The appreciation of a gesture of kindness and support during a time of grief should not be underestimated. It can be hard to know what to say to someone who has lost a loved one …

Ways to Show Sympathy

Losing a loved one, whether a spouse, child, parent or friend is never easy. Regardless of the circumstances, death is painful. As friends or family members of those grieving, it can be a struggle to find the right words or gestures to adequately express sympathy, but the most important thing to remember is to be heartfelt and sincere. From sending cards and leaving comments online to sending flowers and doing …

Funeral Favours and Funeral Keepsakes

           Giving friends and family members a memento or keepsake after a funeral service is a thoughtful thing to do. Many people will appreciate—and cherish—a little something to remember a loved one by. Funeral favours for guests Funeral favours or gifts are small tokens of the life being celebrated. They give a nod to a person’s hobby, passion, defining quality or special skill. They are a …

The Top Funeral Songs for 2022

A Celebration of Life is a time to remember, reflect and share the reasons a loved one was special. Though losing someone is often a sad time, there are opportunities for laughter and joy, as friends and family remember happy moments. Music has the power to move us, and choosing the right songs sets the mood and helps guarantee a memorable memorial. When words feel inadequate, but you seek a …