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6 Reasons to Have a Funeral

Let’s review these 6 reasons to have a funeral, so that we fully understand why funerals are so necessary and how they help us...

Ethical Wills

Ethical Wills are used to pass on personal values, beliefs, blessings, and advice to future generations. It is a way to tell stories and...

Making Advance Directives

Things between relatives can become tense. Many people are now making an Advance Directive which stipulates what kind of end of life care they would...

Dignity in Life, Dignity in Death

We are all going to reach the same conclusion to our lives in the end. It is I’m afraid, a ‘when’ not ‘if’ the...

The Funeral Profession: the Frontline Nobody Is Talking About

In these extraordinary and troubling times, a lot of attention is (rightly) being paid to the ‘frontline’ services – those people who can’t work...

Coping With My Own Mortality

I was happy to oblige when Jayne asked me to contribute a piece for Farewells. As someone who has worked as, and with those,...

Spare a Thought For Our Funeral Directors

With over 760, 000 people (to date) being confirmed as having COVID-19 and almost      50, 000 succumbing to its devastating effect, we...

Be Prepared – Funeral Plans Matter

Arranging or attending a funeral can be an emotional and personal time, but amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic that has grounded the UK, it...

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