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How Does a Funeral Help in the Grieving Process

Funerals are a service that helps family and friends of the deceased express their love towards the life that they shared.  It is a tradition that is dated back thousands of years ago, based o...
By Ian Elliott
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Steps Involved in the Funeral and Final Disposition Planning Process

Funeral planning can be a stressful and unexpected time. It is not something that we go through everyday, thus making it hard to know how to go about the process and be prepared.   The mo...
By Ian Elliott
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Easy Ways to Personalize a Funeral Service on a Budget

Funerals can be an overwhelming time, not only emotionally stressful but possibly financially as well.  Just like any major event it is important to establish a b...
By Ian Elliott
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Funeral Terminology

Funeral Services can be a complicated time to navigate, not only emotionally but physically as well. There are lots of new terminologies that may not make a whole lot of sense to you, so our funera...
By Ian Elliott
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Seven Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

When a loved one dies it is difficult to find an adequate way to memorialize them in a way that is unique to your loved one. In this article we will take a look at 7 unique ways to memorialize your...
By Ian Elliott
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Green Burials

The topic of environmentally friendly and green products have continued to increase, with people becoming more environmentally conscious. With the increase in environmental awareness, there is in i...
By Ian Elliott
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One During the Holidays

The Christmas cheer that once filled the family home may not be there this year because of the loss of a family member. Mourning families may thus not be able to enjoy the holidays, because they fe...
By Ian Elliott
Friday, December 30, 2016

Previous Posts

Coping With the Loss of a Stillborn Birth or SDS Child

Losing a child is an unexpected heartbreak that couples hope to never go through. The immense sadness is significant and can be a long-lasting process to go through. Although the grieving process i...

Managing Social Media Accounts and Email After a Loved One has Passed

Social media has become a big part of our lives today. We are able to keep in contact with family and friends, view posts and pictures, and even maintain a professional business profile online. It ...

How to Get Through the First Couple of Weeks After a Death

When a death of a loved one occurs you experience a sense of shock or numbness. It is as if you’re in disbelief that this has actually happened. Right after a loved one has died there are many diff...

Honouring and Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

When you lose someone close to you, there is no doubt you are experiencing a great deal of pain and grief. Many people believe that grief is the initial pain you feel when you lose someone, althoug...

Canadian Veterans Benefits

For the dedication of the honorable individuals who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Government provides funeral and burial benefits for those who died during battle or have d...

The Importance of the End-of-Life Conversation with Your Loved Ones

It is common to hesitate about having the end of life conversation with your loved ones. This topic tends to be upsetting, uncomfortable and one that we try to avoid. Although, the fact of the matt...

Differences Between Protestant and Catholic Funeral Customs

If you have ever attended funerals of those with differing religious beliefs, you may have noticed slight differences in the funeral customs at each service. Catholic funerals are traditionally mor...