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Top causes of death over 100 years: 1915 – 2015
October 13, 2017

In a recent study released by the Office for National Statistics, we can see the top causes of death from the start of the 20th century to 2015. As the quality of life has improved in the last century, the life expectancy of women and men has increased, and the causes of death have changed […]

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Flowers or Charitable Donations?
December 5, 2016

Over recent years we have seen floral tributes sharing a memorial with a charity donation, one that is close to the deceased and family, feeling that this will carry on assisting with medical research or even support for the family. Funeral Flower Etiquette Floral baskets can be sent to the funeral parlour, church or home […]

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What Music Are We Playing At Our Funerals?
November 24, 2016

Everyone has a song that means something to them. As the belief of what a funeral is has begun to change, the music we play at ceremonies is expanding to fit. Everyone has different taste and so the most requested songs range through a variety of genres. The songs most requested don’t just include old […]

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Why is Memorial Jewellery so Popular?
October 20, 2016

The idea of parting with a loved ones ashes is a hard decision and so when it comes to deciding what you would like to, it has become a popular solution to turn to memorial jewellery. The thought of scattering ashes can take families years, as they feel they cannot separate themselves from their loved […]

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10 Poem Suggestions for When Someone Passes
October 12, 2016

When we lose a loved one there is an expectation to write a eulogy or a speech in remembrance. However, another popular option for funeral ceremonies and memorials, is reading a poem. Articulating the emotions of bereavement are difficult and a meaningful poem that captures the essence of both your loved one and family will […]

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Why Choose a Personalised Funeral?
October 7, 2016

Funerals are becoming less of a taboo topic as the celebration of life is now an important part of the bereavement process of our loved ones. Funerals are a way of putting time and thought into a unique ceremony that reflects your loved one’s life. A funeral should be a memorable, and strong reflection of […]

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5 Observations of Grief
September 20, 2016

All bereavement is different and when someone loses a loved one they can deal with grief in many different ways. Not every way of dealing with grief is healthy, look out for these 5 observations to help the grieving process for your friend or family member experiencing a loss. Believing they will ‘get over it’. […]

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Dogs mourn the loss of their owners
September 8, 2016

Last week an image surfaced from the earthquake disaster in Italy, of a loyal blonde cocker spaniel called Flash, lying by the casket of his master. The touching image gives us an insight into the instinctive and natural need to mourn, and leaves us questioning whether we could learn something from our beloved pets. The […]

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The loss of celebrities in 2016
August 26, 2016

2016 has been a year of remembrance and life celebrations for a large number of celebrities, actors, comedians and musicians; we want to remember these well-known figures that are no longer with us. Though this year it seems as if there has been an increase in celebrities dying, and the rate we hear about it. […]

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Plan Your Own Funeral
August 12, 2016

Making plans for your funeral isn’t something we necessarily want to think about and we try not to think about. But as the years go by and we realize that we aren’t, after all, going to be the first person in history to duck under the radar of the Grim Reaper, it feels more and […]

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