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Celebrating a Life: Blog

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

In recent years, we’ve experienced more American families choosing cremation as a final wish. It’s projected by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) that in 2030, 71% of those who die will be cremated.

As the number of cremations...

October 20, 2016

9 Online Resources for Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection and Support

It is estimated that 12% of women will develop breast cancer during their lives. And every individual’s experience with breast cancer is unique. 

There are a variety of resources available that aim to offer information and support. Each resource...

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October 6, 2016

How to Fill Out a Cremation Authorization Form

When a loved one passes away, there are many time-sensitive tasks to complete. And in some situations when a death occurs, these duties must be performed while grieving.

If your loved one chooses cremation, one of the most important tasks to...

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September 29, 2016

Your Preplanning Checklist in 5 Steps

There’s a lot to know about preplanning a funeral and it’s never too early to start learning. In fact, planning a funeral or cremation requires making up to 125 decisions.

Losing a loved one is emotional, and making decisions can be overwhelming...

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September 22, 2016

Grief Hurts: Understanding and Coping With the Pain

The pain of losing a loved one can be a very profound experience. No two people cope with grief the same and there is no right or wrong way to feel. In fact, you may experience grief differently each time you experience a loss. Even children and...

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September 15, 2016

Tips to Follow When Arranging a Cremation

It’s projected that by 2030, nearly 71% of individuals will choose cremation.

If you’re arranging your own cremation or carrying out final wishes for a loved one, there are many important decisions to make. And in some situations these decisions...

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September 8, 2016

5 Books to Turn to For Support While Grieving

We all grieve in different ways, but one thing is certain: it’s possible for the heartache to overtake our lives and make essential tasks seem impossible. While duties that once seemed simple may take a toll on us both physically and emotionally...

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September 1, 2016

Who to Include When Preplanning Your Funeral

We may not know how much longer we have in life, but we can certainly prepare for our passing through end-of-life plans. When preparing yourself and family for death, you can never be too prepared. By preplanning your funeral, you can arrange and...

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August 25, 2016

4 Steps to Choosing the Right Funeral Home

Selecting a funeral home for yourself or a loved one allows you to plan a unique end-of-life celebration.

There are many steps to follow when choosing the right funeral home before or after a death occurs—from selecting the location to touring...

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August 18, 2016

How to Write a Meaningful Obituary

While there are elements of an obituary that people expect to see, such as funeral arrangements and possible memorial donation requests, there are certain characteristics that can make an obituary more meaningful.

Honor your loved one by telling a...

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August 11, 2016

4 Meaningful Final Resting Places for Cremated Remains

When a loved one passes away there are many ways you can celebrate their life. Today, cremation is a popular final wish for families and individuals. 

But once a cremation has taken place you still have to decide on a final resting place for the...

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