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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Thursday, 24 January, 2019

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

    May 9, 2019

    How Long Do I Have to Make Funeral Arrangements?

    Following the loss of a loved one, there are upwards of 125 decisions to be made. One of those decisions involves arranging services. 

    It’s common for families to question how long they have before services need to be held. The answer to this is...

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    April 25, 2019

    How Funeral Preplanning Can Provide Comfort When a Death is Near

    Whether your loved one was just placed into hospice care or is suffering from a terminal illness, nothing is more heart-wrenching than learning a death is near. In those final days, it’s important to enjoy your last few moments with your loved one...

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    March 21, 2019

    How to Avoid Family Conflict When Arranging Funeral Services

    Following the loss of a loved one, families experience a wide range of emotions.

    In the midst of grieving, surviving family members are often left in charge of planning final arrangements if the deceased didn’t preplan beforehand. This can make an...

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    February 28, 2019

    How to Create a Personalized Tribute for a Loved One: Q&A With a Certified Celebrant

    When someone we love passes away, we want a chance to say goodbye in a meaningful and memorable way. For some families, that means arranging services with a funeral home to serve those purposes.

    The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)...

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    February 14, 2019

    Answers to 5 Common Questions About Funeral Preplanning

    Preplanning your own funeral can provide peace of mind to you and your family. It lessens the burden on loved one’s by having a plan in place, while allowing you to put your preferences in writing. It also gives you time to think about how you want...

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    November 1, 2018

    Is Simple Cremation Right for My Loved One? 3 Factors to Keep in Mind

    Are you looking for ways to reduce the number of steps and stick to a budget in planning final arrangements for a loved one? If so, simple cremation may be right for you and your family.

    Simple cremation is a disposition method in which a body is...

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    October 11, 2018

    Should Our Loved One’s End-of-Life Service Be Public or Private?

    When it comes to planning final arrangements, many families opt to have a service to honor the life and legacy of the deceased.

    If you’ve already decided that you would like to have a funeral, wake and/or memorial, the next step is to determine...

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    September 6, 2018

    How to Carry Out Prearranged Funeral Plans for the Deceased

    When a loved one passes, there are upwards of 125 decisions to make in a small timeframe.

    Fortunately, some individuals choose to preplan and/or prepay funeral plans in advance to save their family from sudden financial burdens and stressful...

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    August 9, 2018

    Should You Always Arrange Services with the Same Funeral Home or Crematory?

    Has there been a death in your family recently? If so, where did you arrange services, and with whom? How was your experience?

    All too often, families select a provider because grandma and grandpa or mom and dad have in the past—regardless if needs...

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    July 19, 2018

    Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers: How to Have Conversations About End-Of-Life Planning

    Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers is a three-part series. This is the third post of the series. Read the second post here.

    “More than 90 percent of people think that it’s important to have conversations about end-of-life care with...

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