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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...

    January 13, 2022

    What to Expect at a Graveside Burial

    In your lifetime, you’ll likely experience a variety of end-of-life celebrations, each of them important for finding peace and closure.

    Religious traditions, customs and personal preferences can play a significant role in an end-of-life...

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    October 28, 2021

    A Look Back: A Thoughtful Reflection About Presence, Permission and Participation

    And so the time has come. After 18 passion-filled, thought-driven years, Busch’s very own Cathy Nichols is headed into retirement.

    Cathy has served and excelled as Busch’s Certified Celebrant Coordinator for nearly two decades—and while you can...

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    October 21, 2021

    When Two Worlds Collide: Organ Donation and Funeral Preplanning [Podcast]

    There are 169 million people in the U.S. who are registered as organ donors.

    In the event of your passing, registering as an organ donor helps your family understand what you would have wanted. This is the same idea as prearranging your own funeral

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    October 14, 2021

    25+ Popular Funeral Songs to Play at an End-of-Life Celebration

    Music is an important part of the human experience. It has the power to bring us joy or move us to tears. Music also has the power to add a unique, personalized touch to a loved one’s funeral or memorial service, resurfacing memories and adding...

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    August 26, 2021

    Your Top Questions for a Funeral Director, Answered

    When it comes to planning a funeral, it’s difficult to consider where to even begin, especially while experiencing a wide range of emotions. If you’ve lost a loved one and find yourself taking the lead on planning the final arrangements, you want...

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    August 5, 2021

    7 Questions About Embalming, Answered

    Many families have questions about embalming–what it is, what it’s used for, if they need to do it when planning services—among others. Embalming is the attempted preservation and disinfection of a lost loved one, typically chosen by families that...

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    July 29, 2021

    5 Ways to Handle Family Conflict When Arranging Funeral Services

    It’s not uncommon for family disagreements to stem from the death of a loved one.

    Heightened emotions can lead to arguments, confusion and pain, especially as family members navigate through their grief. This reigns particularly true if the family...

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    May 13, 2021

    5 Funeral Technologies to Enrich a Celebration of Life

    The thought of planning a funeral can feel daunting at times. You’re tasked with many steps, from sharing service information with loved ones, to paying tribute to those who have passed. 

    Although there are many details to pull together in a short...

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    January 21, 2021

    What to Expect at a Hindu or Sikh Funeral Service

    One of the joys of our richly diverse Cleveland community is sharing in the cultural practices of others, especially when they’re different from your own.

    Here in Northeast Ohio, we’re proud to serve a wide range of cultural communities as they...

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    November 12, 2020

    20+ Unique Funeral Personalization Ideas

    Funerals are a valuable part of the grieving process. They give surviving family members and friends a chance to celebrate the life lived rather than the life lost.

    As families find themselves in a position to plan services, many seek ways to make...

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