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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Thursday, 27 June, 2019

    If you’re providing comfort and care for an aging or ailing loved one, it’s likely you stepped into a caregiver without any formal training. Yet, you saw the need and willingly came forward to fulfill it.

    While you may not have envisioned yourself...

    September 2, 2021

    Perspectives on Grief: Jeff Hogan

    This post is part of our Perspectives on Grief series, where we ask our caring staff members to share their personal experiences with grief. For more stories like this, subscribe to our weekly grief support newsletter

    We all encounter grief at...

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    June 17, 2021

    8 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Grieving Loved Ones

    How can you help someone who is grieving? It’s incredibly difficult to watch our loved ones when they’re in pain, and this is a question we often face in times of anguish. We want to comfort them, be there for them and help the pain go away.

    While...

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    May 20, 2021

    What to Do on the One-Year Anniversary of a Death

    There’s no single way to commemorate the one-year anniversary of a loved one’s passing.

    While the anniversary can represent a time of grieving, it can also serve as an opportunity to honor your loved one, celebrate their life, create new memories...

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    May 6, 2021

    Why Is Placing an Obituary Important?

    Placing an obituary has been a long-standing tradition when a loved one passes away. Obituaries tell the story of your loved one’s life—who they were, their hobbies and passions, and how they lived their life.  

    In a time of grieving, obituaries are...

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    April 29, 2021

    10 Sympathy Quotes to Comfort the Bereaved

     When someone you care about is going through the intense and painful emotions of losing a loved one, it can be difficult knowing the right words to say to them.

    While there isn’t one perfect response, sharing your sympathy in a memorable way, like...

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    April 8, 2021

    Perspectives on Grief: Cathy Nichols

    This post is part of our Perspectives on Grief series, where we ask our caring staff members to share their personal experiences with grief. For more stories like this, subscribe to our weekly grief support newsletter

    At Busch Funeral and...

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    March 18, 2021

    6 Caring Conversation Starters for a Funeral or Memorial Service

    If you have ever experienced a loss, you understand that there are very few words anyone can say to make the pain feel any less.  

    The intense emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one often makes others feel uncomfortable about offering...

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    February 18, 2021

    12+ Questions About Funeral Etiquette, Answered

    Attending a funeral or memorial service is likely inevitable at some point in everyone’s life. While it is important to take the time to celebrate the life of a lost loved one, it is not uncommon to be unsure on what to wear, who to bring or how to...

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    January 28, 2021

    Perspectives on Grief: Jim Busch

    There are few experiences more personal than grief.

    We all grieve differently. We experience the highs and the lows personally. A healing mechanism that works for one person may not work for another. And there is no timeline we can attach to...

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    January 7, 2021

    7 Ways to Stay Positive in the New Year While Grieving

    Welcoming the new year is a time to gather with family and friends; a time to celebrate new beginnings. But it can also be an overwhelming experience for those who have recently lost a loved one and are dealing with grief.

    As others push start on ...

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