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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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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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