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Eco-Friendly Funeral Ideas

ECO-FRIENDLY FUNERAL IDEAS Determining whether to bury or cremate is the first big decision when planning the funeral of a loved one. Everyone has different reasons for why they prefer one to the other and there is no right or wrong option. At the end of the day, it is up to you and your loved one regarding what you feel comfortable with. For those who are unsure, we wanted to give you some things to consider for both options [...]

By | 2019-11-24T22:10:57+00:00 October 6th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

Eco-Friendly Funerals

ECO-FRIENDLY SERVICES IN PERTH As eco-awareness has increased globally, we see that the decision to live a greener life is leading to more eco-conscious decisions around death. Many are seeking to understand the best ways to plan an ethical send off. There are many options now available and each element of the funeral service and situations following can be altered according to more environmentally friendly principles. Leave a lighter footprint: Green Funeral and Burial Tips: Cremations While cremation is not [...]

By | 2019-11-24T22:10:28+00:00 September 21st, 2017|General Information|1 Comment

Writing a Eulogy – Let Us Help You

LET US HELP YOU WRITE A EULOGY Writing a eulogy for your loved one is a daunting task. How can we sum up the life and the impact someone has had on us in just a few minutes? Eulogies are about paying your respects in a beautiful and public way, so it is important to come up with a way to say what’s in your heart. You can do this by recounting stories and recalling memories in valuable, creative and [...]

By | 2019-07-31T08:26:32+00:00 September 6th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

How to Decide Whether to Cremate or Bury?

HOW TO DECIDE WHETHER TO CREMATE OR BURY? There are many difficult decisions that must be made after a loved one has passed away. These range from the type of funeral service they will have to the flowers, music and even catering that may be involved. If the deceased has not already specified what you should do with their body, you may also have to decide between cremation and burial. There are many things to consider when making this decision, [...]

By | 2019-07-29T09:18:34+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Burials, Cremations|0 Comments

Inside the Funerals of Different Cultures

INSIDE THE FUNERALS OF DIFFERENT CULTURES When we think of funerals in Australia, we probably think of common westernised practices. Mourners dress in black and sit solemnly in church pews or chairs as they listen to eulogies for the deceased and weep. The body is buried according to tradition and commemorated with a tasteful headstone. Australia is known for being one of the most multicultural societies in the world. As funeral directors in Perth, Hetherington Funerals sees many types of [...]

By | 2019-07-30T04:12:30+00:00 September 6th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

Suicide – The Ones Left Behind

SUICIDE - THE ONES LEFT BEHIND When a loved one takes their own life, the emotions that you experience can be heart-wrenching. You might be consumed by not only grief but also guilt, left wondering if there was something you could have done to prevent their death. If you are facing life after the death of a loved one who committed suicide, understand that you do not have to cope alone. Below we will discuss what you may be feeling [...]

By | 2019-07-30T03:51:44+00:00 September 6th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

Gone Too Soon – Dying Young

GONE TOO SOON - DYING YOUNG Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” When we lose someone young, it sometimes feels that their life burned all the more brightly before being extinguished. The death of the young, including babies, children, teenagers and young adults, often hits the hardest. While the pain of losing a young loved one will never go away, it is possible to learn to cope with the emotions [...]

By | 2019-07-30T03:50:09+00:00 September 6th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

Coping with Death and Dying – Providing Emotional Support

COPING WITH DEATH AND DYING - PROVIDING EMOTIONAL SUPPORT Dying or dealing with the death of a loved one can be an emotionally devastating process. In both instances, a person may experience the same stages of grief as described by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Understanding the five stages of grief and knowing what to expect is one way of coping with death and dying. This blog will explore these stages to help you understand what you, or those around you, [...]

By | 2019-07-30T04:06:19+00:00 September 6th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

Memorial Service Ideas for Families Who Choose Cremations

MEMORIAL SERVICE IDEAS FOR FAMILIES WHO CHOOSE CREMATIONS Cremating is a personal decision. It may have been the wishes of the deceased or a decision made by the family of the deceased. There are many reasons to cremate and choosing this option does not mean that you aren’t able to hold a memorial service to bring family and friends together to remember them and say goodbye. There are many other options for memorial services available to those who choose to cremation. [...]

By | 2019-11-24T22:07:07+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Cremations|0 Comments

Talking to loved ones about final wishes

TALKING TO LOVED ONES ABOUT FINAL WISHES Many people feel uncomfortable broaching the subject of death, but when someone passes they often wish they had. Understanding the wishes of your loved one for when they pass eases the decisions that follow. The planning of a funeral service and thinking of how you wish to remember your loved one is easier with their input, making you comfortable that you were able to honour their wishes. The hardest part is starting the conversation, it [...]

By | 2019-11-24T22:06:31+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Preplanning|0 Comments