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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 23, 2021

    Your Legacy, Your Way: How to Begin Thinking About Your Final Wishes

    While it may not feel like a top priority, documenting your final wishes is ultimately an act of love for your surviving family members.

    But where do you begin?

    Let’s face it: No one wants to think about their own passing. Thinking through your...

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    September 16, 2021

    How to Discuss Preplanning Final Arrangements with Aging Parents

    There’s no easy way to address preplanning final arrangements with your loved ones, but it’s an important step in ensuring their wishes are met. It also eases the burden on you to make those decisions without their input.

    As your parents age, you...

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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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    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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    July 22, 2021

    Does Preplanning Your Funeral Save Money?

    How much would you estimate a funeral costs?

    If you were in the ballpark between $7,000 - $10,000, you’re correct, according to research from the NFDA. But if you estimated dramatically lower, you’re not the only one.

    Planning a funeral often leads...

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    June 24, 2021

    Who Do I Work With When Planning a Funeral?

    Whether you are planning a funeral after the loss of a loved one or choosing to preplan your own funeral, chances are you will work with someone from your funeral home of choice at some point during the process. The question is: Who will it be?

    ...

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    April 22, 2021

    What Documents Do I Need to Arrange a Funeral?

    Losing a loved one is already a stressful time, and it’s up to the surviving family members to make final arrangements—on top of dealing with grief.  

    When it comes to planning a funeral, it’s difficult to consider where to even begin, especially...

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    April 15, 2021

    How to Plan Ahead When a Loved One Receives a Terminal Diagnosis

    Finding out a loved one is entering the final stages of life is undoubtedly overwhelming. Close family members are often left making funeral arrangements, all the while coping with anticipatory grief. But making preparations before a loss can...

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    March 11, 2021

    Your Questions About Funeral Preplanning, Answered [Podcast]

    Planning final arrangements requires making up to 125 decisions. When we lose a loved one, our judgment is often clouded as we go through the motions of planning a funeral, while dealing with our own grief. This can lead to doubts, conflict,...

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    February 11, 2021

    What Is an Appointment of Representation Form?

    When someone passes, the immediate family is left with balancing both their own grief and preparing funeral arrangements. From informing friends and other family members to making important decisions related to final arrangements, the process is...

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