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Funeral Services: Your Options

As the saying goes, 'In the midst of life, we are in death.' Losing a loved one or thinking about planning your own funeral is very going to be a very nice or easy process. However, it is an unavoidable fact of life that at some point we all have to face our own mortality. Last year, after losing my mother and father in close succession and making the arrangements for their funerals and burial, I decided to put some plans in place for my own funeral service so that it is easier for those I leave behind. I have learnt a lot about funerals and I would like to share it here.

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Not a Close Family Member? You Can Still Help With Funeral Arrangements
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How to Find Where Your Ancestors Were Buried
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Should You Plan a Funeral in a Church or Funeral Home?
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Not a Close Family Member? You Can Still Help With Funeral Arrangements

When someone passes away, it's usually their immediate family members who are responsible for making the funeral arrangements. But just because you're not closely related to someone, it doesn't mean that you won't want to be involved in some way. It's important to tread carefully to avoid offending the close family of the deceased, but there are a few ways you can help them with the planning and actual practicalities of the funeral. Read More 

How to Find Where Your Ancestors Were Buried

When someone is buried, their headstone is put in place to mark the site and ensure they're remembered. Sadly, as generations pass, older graves often get forgotten and fall into disrepair. It's a tragic shame that people's lives pass from memory in this way, but people often choose to locate the burial places of their ancestors so they can pay their respects and bring the monument back to its former condition. Read More 

Answering Your Concerns About Planning a Funeral

Planning a funeral is not typically an enjoyable prospect, but it does need to be done on occasion. If you've never planned a funeral before and now suddenly need to arrange one for a friend or family member, or are preplanning your own funeral, you may have many questions about how those arrangements are handled. Note a few of those concerns here, and this can help you know what to ask or discuss with a funeral director in order to make those plans. Read More 

Should You Plan a Funeral in a Church or Funeral Home?

If you're preplanning your own funeral, of course you should choose whatever location is the best fit for your particular wishes; this might be a funeral home, church or other religious building, or a graveside ceremony. However, when you're planning a funeral for someone else, you might wonder if you should opt for a church or other such religious building, or a funeral home. Note a few factors to consider so you can make the best decision for those plans, and ensure the event is as stress-free as possible. Read More 

Choosing a Headstone Material When You Can’t Commit to Regular Maintenance

Choosing a headstone is just one of the things you'll have to do if you're responsible for making arrangements for a loved one's funeral. Understandably, it can be a very difficult time, and with the extra pressure involved with sorting everything out, you might feel overwhelmed. When you decide on the material for a headstone, everything else should fall into place, so you'll have one less thing to worry about. For some people, the way the stone looks is the most important factor, but there are other things you might need to think about. Read More