The period after the passing of a family member or friend is very trying. You have to come to terms with the loss and the sorrow that comes with it. Worse, you have obligations that you are supposed to undertake so as to deliver a fitting farewell to the deceased. Although funeral directors have their roles spelled out in the events between a death and a funeral, they also play a key role in helping with grief, too:
In the ever-expanding cultural landscape of modern Australia chances are that you will one day be affected by the loss of someone who has a vastly different background to yourself. No one wants to be culturally insensitive, especially in times of turmoil. While your intentions might be good, remember that people can be extra sensitive and lost when they are grieving, and it's a good idea to make yourself aware of the customs, beliefs and appropriate responses that some different cultures hold about death and funeral behaviours.
The death of a loved one often requires you to hire the skills of a professional so that the final wishes of your loved one are respected and that the funeral goes without a hitch. That is why it is important to exercise good judgment when hiring a funeral director. This article discusses three things you need to know before you hire a funeral director. Alternative Ways to Dispose of the Body
Giving birth to a stillborn can be a heartbreaking experience, but saying goodbye in a formal way can help with the grieving process. Here are five ideas you may want to consider: 1. Holding Your Baby Many people find it essential to hold their stillborns. Even though their child has been born stillborn, they feel a need to hold and kiss their child. This gives grieving parents the chance to say hello and goodbye in an intimate moment.
Funerals can bring forth such a range of emotions: melancholy, grief, regret, relief and nostalgia. As an assistant at a funeral parlour, I am privileged to help people with organising their loved one’s final journey. I have learnt that a good funeral parlour can make the occasion truly commemorative. When I attend funerals for friends, I am saddened to see that so many ceremonies are traditional and joyless. I later find out that the family members simply weren’t aware of options such as a graveside memorial service. I love the fact that one of my tasks involves showing family members various venues and demonstrating what can be done. In this humble little blog, I hope to make it my mission to share some of the ideas – big and small – from the best funerals I have seen. Perhaps it will give you some inspiration at a difficult time. Bless.