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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

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 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

How to Support Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

How to Support Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One When someone you care about is grieving after the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. They may be struggling with a variety of painful and intense emotions including depression, anger, sadness and feelings of isolation. It’s important not to let your fears about doing or saying the wrong thing stop you from reaching out and being supportive. You don’t need [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:12:31+00:00 March 25th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments

Tips for Dealing With the Division of Possessions

Tips for Dealing With the Division of Possessions The passing of a loved one is one of the most significant challenges we face during our life. In addition to processing your grief, you need to deal with administrative tasks such as sorting through the estate and making funeral arrangements. Careful planning and having the knowledge and right professional support is important for dealing with the division of possessions. Administration of the Estate The executor of a deceased person’s will has [...]

By | 2020-09-21T14:20:32+00:00 March 10th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments

What is the Role of a Funeral Director?

What is the Role of a Funeral Director? When a family member or close friend passes away, making decisions and handling logistics regarding funeral arrangements can be difficult while you are grieving. An experienced funeral director is there to help organise the funeral providing support during your time of loss. They are there to guide you through all the options and necessary considerations, while taking away some of the burden of arranging a memorable and meaningful funeral ceremony for your [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:11:38+00:00 February 10th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments

What Do I Do When Someone Passes Away?

What Do I Do When Someone Passes Away? When a loved one passes away, it can feel overwhelming and you may be unsure what to do first. The process differs depending on whether the death is expected (i.e. due to old age or a terminal health condition) or unexpected (e.g. due to a traffic accident). If the death occurs in a hospital or care facility, the staff there will help you through the process and understanding what you need to [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:10:49+00:00 January 25th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments

What Costs are Involved in a Funeral?

What Costs are Involved in a Funeral? Funerals can be beautiful, meaningful ways to celebrate someone’s life and create positive, lasting memories. However, they can also be a source of financial strain on the family. A study by the University of Sydney in 2017 found that the average funeral service costs $4,902, while comparison website finder.com.au found the average cost to be $7,449. It’s worth noting that the cost of a funeral can vary dramatically depending on exactly what it [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:10:33+00:00 January 10th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments

Multicultural Funerals in Australia

Multicultural Funerals in Australia No matter what your ethnicity or faith, death is one of life's unavoidable events. While we may not have much of a choice about how or when we die, we can choose how we depart the world with a funeral ceremony that reflects our faith and personal beliefs. From the reflective practices of Judaism to the Hindu belief in reincarnation, here’s how different communities around Australia farewell their loved ones. Hinduism According to the Hindu faith, [...]

By | 2019-12-18T19:40:25+00:00 December 25th, 2019|General Information|0 Comments

Can I have my funeral in Perth if I live in the country?

Many people who live in the country have family or friends living in Perth, and therefore wish for their funeral to be held there as it is more convenient. However, oftentimes people are unsure of who to turn to – a local funeral director, or a funeral director in the Perth metropolitan area. The answer is that as long as the country funeral director is licenced with the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, they are able to conduct the service. However, we [...]

By | 2020-08-17T17:02:05+00:00 June 12th, 2019|General Information|0 Comments