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Dealing With Unexpected Loss

Dealing With Unexpected Loss The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can raise some complex issues and test our capabilities for coping. Most of us experience feelings of shock and confusion when someone close to us passes away, but a sudden death can add extra dimensions of grief and complicate the process of moving on. Below, we look at how grief manifests with unexpected loss. Shock and Disbelief With no time to “prepare” or slowly grieve the predicted passing [...]

By | 2019-12-03T12:15:19+00:00 August 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Different Ways to Personalise Your Loved One’s Funeral

5 Different Ways to Personalise Your Loved One's Funeral Funeral memorials serve a variety of purposes. They offer us the chance to say goodbye and provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather to support one another through the grieving process. One of the primary reasons we go through the time, effort and expense of holding a funeral service is that we want to honour the life of our loved one who has passed away. Historically, funeral plans involved [...]

By | 2019-12-03T12:12:34+00:00 August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Important Funeral Terms to Know

Important Funeral Terms to Know When a loved one passes away, organising their funeral can be stressful while grieving. Dealing with confusing funeral terms can add to the stress. Here are some important funeral terms you might come across. This article doesn’t cover every single funeral term, but we’ve highlighted some important terms that can often cause confusion. Casketing Casketing is simply the process of placing the deceased person’s body in the casket once other processes such as embalming, dressing and cosmetising are complete. A [...]

By | 2019-12-18T19:38:43+00:00 July 25th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments

What is a Death Certificate Used For?

What is a Death Certificate Used For? A death certificate is a document produced by the state government for when someone passes away. The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in each state records all deaths that occur. A death certificate is different to the cause of death certificate provided by a doctor at the time of death. You will require a loved one’s death certificate for a variety of legal and financial reasons. It can take time to receive [...]

By | 2019-12-03T12:06:25+00:00 July 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to Do When Someone Dies While Overseas

What to Do When Someone Dies While Overseas When a loved one passes away, it’s always distressing for friends and family. When it happens overseas, it can be even more difficult due to the administrative and logistical complications involved. When we travel abroad, we leave behind many of Australia’s support systems, medical facilities, and emergency service capabilities. Around 1,000 Australians pass away while overseas each year. While the process of bringing your loved one home once this happens can be [...]

By | 2019-12-03T12:03:46+00:00 June 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leaving a Bequest in Your Will

Leaving a Bequest in Your Will Your will allows you to make a gift of any possessions and money you leave behind once you pass away. This is called a bequest. It can be made to any individual or organisation of your choosing. For example, many people choose to leave a bequest to a charity in their will. Leaving a bequest in your will requires a specific process to ensure it is valid. Types of Bequests There are a variety [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:30:12+00:00 June 10th, 2020|Preplanning|0 Comments

Where Can You Have a Funeral?

Where Can You Have a Funeral? The most common venues when it comes to holding a funeral ceremony are places of worship and the ceremonial halls of cemeteries and crematoriums. However, there are plenty of other options. In fact, when it comes to the service or ceremony side of a funeral, there are no rules aside from what you and your loved ones want. It can be as formal or as casual as you would like and can take place [...]

By | 2019-12-03T11:57:34+00:00 May 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Managing Social Media Accounts After Death

Managing Social Media Accounts After Death Social media plays a central role in our lives today. But what happens once we pass away? Over the years there have been several unfortunate incidents regarding the social media profiles of the deceased such as the account being hacked and sending out spam, upsetting friends and relatives. In response, social media platforms now provide options for you to manage the profiles of deceased loved ones. This includes deactivation as well as ways to [...]

By | 2020-09-21T14:21:29+00:00 May 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Holding a Wake

Tips for Holding a Wake When making funeral arrangements, you may also want to have a reception afterwards, called a wake, where friends and family can gather to socialise and remember the life of your loved one. Wakes are generally less formal than the ceremony, creating a space for people to gather, share stories of your loved ones together and celebrate their life. If you are organising a wake, there are a few key considerations such as the venue, catering [...]

By | 2019-12-03T11:51:19+00:00 April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Delayed Grief?

What is Delayed Grief? Grief comes in many forms. Some people experience feelings of profound sadness, anger and guilt for a few months or a couple of years following the death of a loved one, then find they can begin healing and move on. For others, feelings of grief can take longer to settle in, even occurring years later. This is called delayed grief, and it’s quite common. Delayed grief can cause additional difficulties because by the time you do [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:29:36+00:00 April 10th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments