Looking for a Suitable Cemetery? See the 3 Critical Things You Should Do

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Once a loved one dies, funeral preparations usually kick off immediately. These preparations involve a lot of things, and that's why they are sometimes stressful. However, funeral preparations don't just involve finding a funeral home and setting a date for the send-off ceremony. They also involve finding the right cemetery for the deceased. It's sometimes not easy for the family to choose or purchase the right cemetery amidst grief. However, if you want to get a suitable cemetery for your loved one, see what you should do.

30 July 2020

Two steps to take if you decide to have a cremation instead of a burial at the last minute

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If after arranging the burial of a relative, you realise that this was the wrong decision and that you would like to have your loved one cremated instead, here are the actions you can take to resolve this issue. Work with the funeral home to cancel the burial-related services First and foremost, you must either visit or phone the funeral home who helped you to arrange the burial and ask them for assistance with cancelling the services related to this burial.

11 June 2020

How to Get Ready for Being a Pallbearer

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To be asked to serve as a pallbearer at a funeral is a bittersweet honour. Yes, it's touching to be asked, but this service can only be requested under sad and solemn circumstances. The specifics of the role are fairly uncomplicated, and it's essentially you and the other pallbearers carrying the casket in and out of the funeral service, and sometimes from the vehicle to the grave for the burial. And yet, what might you really need to think about when you're formally asked to be a pallbearer?

29 January 2020

A Buying Guide for Tombstones

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Buying a tombstone is a significant investment that needs excellent thought and care. The headstone helps to memorialize the life of a dear one for an extended period. The purchase should, therefore, not only reflect the personal taste of the deceased, but it should also represent the past life of the dead. Deciding during that trying period can be stressful, and thus, this guide aims to assist you in making the right choice.

28 September 2019

Characteristics That Make Bronze Memorials Ideal Grave Markers

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Once a loved one passes away, you may be wondering what would be the best way to honour the life that they have lived. While coming to terms with the fact that they are gone is difficult, it is your responsibility to ensure that what will mark their grave will be an excellent commemoration of the impact that they have left behind. A memorial is a great choice if you want to make your loved one's grave unique while still paying a tribute to their legacy.

5 July 2019

What Not to Do With a Hard-to-Read Headstone

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While stone may be one of the strongest natural materials available, it's not impervious to damage. As a result, all headstones will suffer some level of deterioration over time. Unfortunately, without proper care, some headstones can become so worn that they're impossible to read. There are many common methods out there for making a weathered gravestone easier to read, but not all of them work. In fact, some can actually do further (and sometimes irreparable) damage to the stone.

3 November 2018

Finding the Right Funeral Director for Your Own Funeral

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Funeral directors can vary quite a bit from one business to the next, which is something not many people think about unless they're in the process of arranging a funeral. Because of this, and because funerals are a deeply personal thing, it's good if you can find the director who feels right for you and the deceased.  Even though planning your own funeral has become a more common thing to do, people don't often go as far as finding a funeral director.

21 August 2018