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Average Funeral Costs For 2021

When someone you love passes away, you realize how much paperwork it takes to arrange end-of-life services. Not only do you have a lot of decisions to make, but you don’t have a lot of time to do s...
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Friday, October 8, 2021

The History Of Urns

We live, and then we die; it’s a tradition as old as time itself. And over the years, the ways different cultures and religions have dealt with death has changed. From burial services to cremations...
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Thursday, July 29, 2021

How Can You Benefit From Cremation Pre-Planning?

There’s no getting around it: it’s tough to talk about the end of your life. Many Canadians avoid pre-planning their funerals because it can be uncomfortable to discuss your arrangements with frien...
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Monday, June 28, 2021

What To Do When Someone Has Passed Away

Many people are surprised by how much work falls to them after a family member passes. Despite reeling from the loss of someone dear to you, you have a list of duties to complete now that a loved o...
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

When Is The Appropriate Age To Pre-Plan Final Arrangements?

Do you remember when you were young, and you realized that one day, you were going to pass away? It might have occurred to you after losing a grandparent or watching something on TV. Either way, th...
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Friday, April 16, 2021

Sympathy Flowers Etiquette: How To Send Condolences

Sometimes, words aren’t enough. Instead, we can express our compassion through another means: sympathy flowers. This gift conveys your condolences in a way that words cannot. Flowers represent sev...
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

How To Scatter Ashes

After losing a loved one, it can be hard to accept that someone so close to us is now gone. Scattering ashes allows us to visualize their departure and take comfort in knowing that their remains wi...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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How To Write A Letter Of Condolence & Sympathy

When someone you care about loses a friend or family member, it’s a heartbreaking experience. Due to COVID-19, many people are losing loved ones who are older or have health conditions. It’s hard t...

How To Deal With Grief During The Holidays

There is no easy time to deal with the loss of a loved one, but during the holidays, it tends to be more difficult. It’s a season we spend with our families and friends as we celebrate the year, ex...

What To Look For When You Hire A Funeral Director

Planning a memorial service and making arrangements involves time, money, and concentration—during bereavement, you may be short on all of these resources. When you lose someone you love, the last ...

The Latest Funeral Trends In 2020

Losing a loved one is never easy, but during a pandemic, certain challenges arise that make it more complicated. No one could have predicted the trends that have arisen in 2020; to say that this ye...

How To Offer Condolences That Honour Social Distancing

When someone we love is grieving, it becomes especially hard to keep our distance. We want to reach out to them with a hug or comforting gesture, but due to physical distancing, doing so is unsafe....

What Size Urn Do I Need?

When it comes to planning your arrangements, selecting an urn can be a difficult choice. While you may have an idea of what style and shape you’d like your container to be, the sizing is another qu...

6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Planning Your Memorial

Conversations about funeral preparations can be challenging - for this reason, many people delay making their arrangements until it’s too late. But planning your memorial can ease the pain of your ...