Three Alternatives to a Traditional Gravestone


When looking to commemorate the life of a loved one, it can be hard to decide on an appropriate cemetery monument or memorial. In many cases, a traditional gravestone or plaque might not feel quite right. If this is the case, considering some more unconventional options could help you to settle on the perfect monument. Listed below are three suggestions, along with ideas for designs and engravings. When making your choice, think carefully about your loved one and how you want to remember them.

27 July 2017

How to Write a Touching Eulogy


When a loved one dies, you might be asked to write them a eulogy. A eulogy is a short speech, often given during the funeral service, that speaks of the deceased, shares personal memories and helps others embrace the giving process. Here are some tips for writing a touching a memorable eulogy. Make the Eulogy Personal A common mistake people make when writing eulogies is trying to be too formal or make it sound like an obituary.

28 January 2016

Common Funeral Director Terminology


If you have recently suffered the death of a loved one, and you are about to deal with a funeral director for the first time, you may be confused by some of the words he will use related to the funeral and the planning process. So to help you out, here are some common terms that funeral directors use on a frequent basis: Death Certificate -- A funeral director may reference a death certificate, which is a legal document that confirms the death of your loved one and the burial date.

2 July 2015

Whole Body Donation


Many people choose to donate some of their organs when they die by signing up to an organ donation scheme while they're still in good health.  However, if you like the idea of others being able to benefit from your whole body when you die, you might like to consider donating yourself to science.  Preparation If you decide that you'd like to donate your body to medical science, you must notify your next of kin and the executor of your will in writing.

25 June 2015

3 Important Tips for Planning & Paying for Your Own Funeral


Preplanned and prepaid funerals are very popular right now, and many cemeteries and funeral homes offer various types of preplanned and prepaid funeral services you can choose for yourself. It may be good to think about this type of arrangement long before it's needed, so you can make the choices you want while still in a good frame of mind. If you're thinking of planning and paying for your own funeral, consider a few tips and factors to discuss with advisors like Farrell & O' Neill Funerals.

15 May 2015

Four Things You Should Know When You Attend a Muslim Funeral Services


Traditional Christian funerals have a very general feel to them. You will usually attend a wake or visitation that is followed by a service and a graveyard service. This set of events may change depending on the plans of the deceased or the religion of the deceased. One type of funeral the differs from traditional Christian services is the Muslim funeral service. Before you attend one, consider these four key points.

24 April 2015