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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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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There comes a stage in all our lives when it’s natural to think about our own funeral arrangements. We wonder about our loved ones and what to leave them. There are some things, however, that we wouldn’t wish to leave them. These include the burden of high funeral costs and the worry of deciding on the funeral arrangements.
If you have concerns about such matters, our prepaid funeral plan will bring you peace of mind.
A free feature of every plan – when you purchase a plan, we will make a donation to help the Woodland Trust. A beautiful way to be remembered. Please complete the online enquiry form and we will send you our brochure detailing the services we provide.
At A&J Morris, we recognise that amid this pandemic, we all have fears and concerns for the safety of our families and loved ones. Unfortunately, death and grief do not pause during a crisis. For over 30 years, A&J Morris has been taking care of members of this community and we stand ready to help you now. We will remain open and our experienced, caring staff will continue assisting families during this critical time.
We are taking precautions to create a safe environment for you to honour those you have lost. In accordance with Government and WHO guidelines, the following best practices have been instituted:
We are available 24/7 to answer any questions and concerns you may have and will continue to monitor Government, NHS and WHO. Guidance is also considered from the National Association of Funeral Directors Association.
Most of all, remember that during times of uncertainty it is important to rely upon one another and to come together as a community. A&J Morris is honored to be a part of the Croydon community and we will do all we can to be here for you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.