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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

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 | 2020-03-04T06:44:40+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 | 2020-03-04T06:47:39+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General Information|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 [...]

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