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COVID19 Notice
March 18, 2020

  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 […]

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An elderly Gentleman’s view of bereavement
February 4, 2020

“Alright, here goes. I’m old. What that means is that I’ve survived (so far) and a lot of people I’ve known and loved did not. I’ve lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents, mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbours, and a host of other folks. I have no children, and I can’t imagine the pain […]

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Christmas Memorial Tree 2019
December 4, 2019

The season of Christmas can be difficult to cope with for people who have lost a loved one. If you are in that category we would like to help you in a small way by inviting you to place a memorial tag on our Christmas tree, in memory of the person you have lost. The […]

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The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior: A History
November 8, 2019

Lying in Westminster Abbey since 1920, the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is not just a lone soldier from the war. It is a National Act of Remembrance, representative of all those we lost in the Great War. A Reverend on the front lines, Reverand David Railton, was the first to establish the idea. He […]

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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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Tips for Mother’s day after a loss
March 14, 2017

‘A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.’ – Agatha Christie Nothing can compare to the loss of a mother. Grief can affect us all in different ways, but the […]

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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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Funeral Costs Transparency for Everyone
November 16, 2016

ITV’s Tonight has recently released a documentary ‘Funerals: a costly undertaking’, which addressed an important part of the relationship between a funeral director and the public.   The increase in popularity for sites like comparethecoffin and funeralbooker over recent years has stemmed from the rise in the cost of funerals, which has grown to an […]

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10 Ways to Honour Your Loved One’s Ashes.
November 3, 2016

To honour your loved one after they have passed you may want to make a grand gesture or keep them close to you. There is a large variety of unique and personal things you can do with your loved one’s ashes. Bury their ashes Burying your loved one’s ashes is a way to unite the family, […]

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