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Inside the mind of a Funeral Director

INSIDE THE MIND OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a funeral home? What goes on inside the head of a funeral director? When a death occurs, we’re rightfully consumed by our own grief and the funeral planning process. We don’t usually consider the people who make it easier for us to say goodbye to our deceased loved one. Here are some little-known facts about what goes on inside the mind of a funeral [...]

By | 2019-07-29T09:15:39+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

Taking the deceased overseas

TAKING THE DECEASED OVERSEAS Much of Australian culture is made up of immigrant families of Greek and Italian Australians. Because of this, it is not uncommon for many Australians to want to fly the bodies of their deceased relations overseas to their homeland. If you are considering sending your family member home so that they can be buried in a plot in the country of their birth, there are a few things you should know about the process. Seek the [...]

By | 2019-02-27T02:12:32+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

What are the different types of burial

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BURIAL? The traditional earth burial is not the only way to commemorate the life and death of a deceased loved one. If you are interested in other ways to bury your loved one, or if you are pre-planning your funeral and wish to consider alternative options, here are a few different types of burial. Traditional In-Ground Burial First, we’ll discuss what’s involved in a traditional in-ground burial. You will have a casket that displays and contains [...]

By | 2019-06-11T02:02:41+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Burials|0 Comments

Can I Design the funeral ceremony

CAN I DESIGN THE FUNERAL CEREMONY? You know your loved ones better than anyone and often the process of designing their funeral service is a way to honour their life and their final wishes. These days, it is common for families to take an active part in the planning of the funeral service. Thankfully, you do not need to do this alone but you can have as much involvement as you wish, to say goodbye to your loved one in a [...]

By | 2019-11-24T22:03:15+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Preplanning|0 Comments

When someone you love dies

WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE DIES There is no way to be truly prepared for the death of a loved one. Whether expected or sudden, there will be adjustments both emotionally and practically that you, your family and your friends will experience. Everyone deals with death differently, whatever you feel and however you grieve is as individual as you are. No one can tell you a right way or a wrong way, understanding this can help with the process; allowing you [...]

By | 2019-11-24T22:02:28+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

Ideas for Writing an Eulogy

IDEAS FOR WRITING A EULOGY A Eulogy is a beautifully written piece, often spoken by loved ones to praise and remember someone who has passed. For many, it is an honour to write and speak this piece at a funeral service. It is no easy task to capture the feelings and stories of your loved one, made harder by the emotional nature of speaking in public and saying goodbye. Given this is an emotional task, the best advice is to [...]

By | 2019-11-24T22:01:46+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

Helping children with grief and loss

HELPING CHILDREN WITH GRIEF AND LOSS No one wants to watch their children suffer from grief and loss. Often this is at the same time as adults are also suffering from grief and themselves unsure of how to process it. Of course, children are different in the way that they process and understand death. This also changes depending on their age, meaning that there is no right way to help children that cover as a blanket across all ages, it is important [...]

By | 2019-11-24T22:01:16+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

What to look for in a funeral home

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FUNERAL HOME Choosing a funeral home is an important decision that one will make, either for themselves or for their loved one. Experiencing the death of a loved one is a tough experience, the role of a funeral home and funeral director is to relieve some of the responsibility from your shoulders so that you can focus on family and healing. For many, it is overwhelming to know where to begin when looking for [...]

By | 2019-11-24T22:00:30+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

Memoral Ideas for Veterans

MEMORABLE IDEAS FOR VETERANS Veterans are Australia’s brave men and women who have risked their lives to protect their fellow Australian’s in times of war and conflict. They performed an honourable service to our country, it is no wonder that following their service we wish to acknowledge their sacrifice and honour their service through ceremony and remembrance. When a Veteran passes away, there are options for the family to honour their military participation as well as support available from the Department [...]

By | 2019-11-24T21:59:52+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General Information|0 Comments