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What takes place at a Māori funeral

Why Māori funerals are so special.   The traditional customs surrounding a Māori funeral are a meaningful way to not only show respect and love for the deceased, but acknowledge and celebrate a beautiful life lived. Once someone has passed away it’s believed their spirit lives on as they join their ancestors in the spirit world, and Māori funerals are a time to grieve their departure from this earth.   Spending this time together is an integral part of the [...]

By | 2021-08-25T04:14:28+00:00 August 25th, 2021|Blog, Preplanning|0 Comments

How to Make Sure Everyone Can Pay Their Respects

Spending time properly grieving a loved one is an important part of the mourning process. For many, a key part of this is the funeral service. It offers a shared experience where you can connect with others dealing with the same emotions, as well as having the opportunity to personally say goodbye,   For those unable to attend a funeral, the loss of this mutual grieving opportunity can be a tough addition to losing someone special. The widespread travel bans [...]

By | 2021-08-11T08:55:19+00:00 August 11th, 2021|Blog, Preplanning|0 Comments

Why A Prepaid Funeral Can Be An Investment

Being prepared is an excellent approach to all difficult things in life, and a funeral is no different. Pre-planned funerals in Perth are a reliable way to ensure you have the sendoff you want, while removing stress for your beloved family when the time comes.  Choosing your personal preferences is as important in death as it is in life. By curating a funeral ahead of time, you will not only give yourself a beautiful and well organised goodbye, but save [...]

By | 2021-07-07T06:22:25+00:00 July 7th, 2021|Blog, Preplanning|0 Comments

Calling for a funeral service while grieving your loss

Calling for a funeral service while grieving your loss The demise of a loved one can be truly earth-shattering. Be it your child, husband, father or someone close, death always takes us by shock. In such times of intense grieving and anxiety, the stress of arranging a funeral service is a heavy weight on your shoulders. This is where our funeral service team at Hetherington comes in to scene. We take care of you while you take care of your [...]

By | 2021-06-14T03:22:07+00:00 June 10th, 2021|Blog, General Information|0 Comments

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