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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 …

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 …

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 …

Memories Tables

Memories Tables are a great way to set up an atmosphere at a funeral with no additional costs involved. Having a table that contains a number of the deceased’s personal items is also a great conversation starter and ice breaker. Most venues for funerals are not personalised spaces which often contain generic furniture and prints on the walls. By taking the time to set up a Memories Table it will …