Many thanks for your services in relation to my uncle’s funeral. Everything went smoothly and your understanding and professionalism was appreciated. Your choice of celebrant to run the proceedings was excellent. Overall we were very pleased with the whole process.
GENERAL INFORMATION – HETHERINGTON FUNERALS
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]