Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

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Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

As the manager of a home for physically and intellectually challenged children, I have a variety of jobs. One special job is organising a funeral when one of our angels passes on. My goal is to make the occasion joyous and comforting for the families of the children. Our carers also develop strong bonds with these children, and the service is a release of emotion for them as well. Over the years, I have worked with many excellent funeral directors and developed a range of options that make each service unique and memorable. In recent times, friends have started to ask me for advice when they find themselves in the difficult situation of organising a funeral. I have created this blog as I realise that textbooks and school lessons really don't prepare you for this important task. I wish you well.

7 Things You Need to Know If a Loved One Dies Away From Home

If a loved one dies far from home, it may be necessary to arrange transit. Whether your loved one is overseas or somewhere else in the country, it is possible to bring their body back home for burial. Here's what you need to know. 1. Refrigerated Trucks Can Move Bodies Transit services can move bodies across the country using refrigerated trucks. The refrigeration helps to delay the decomposition process, so it is often possible to do this without embalming the body. Read More 

4 Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting in Cemeteries

Rainwater is something that can be sustainable and renewable. It is quickly becoming an ideal source of water for homes, business, parks and cemeteries. Rainwater harvesting involves the use of a rainwater tank to collect and store rainwater that can have various uses. This water can pour off of gutters, run off streets, but can instead be collected into a rainwater tank for later use. Collecting rainwater is something that is not new, but the use of rainwater tank systems is fairly innovative. Read More 

Save Your Loved Ones From The Added Stress Of Planning Your Funeral With A Pre-Paid Funeral Plan

Losing a loved one is a traumatic and difficult experience for many people. The ensuing funeral, which will need to be planned and paid for, can create even more distress and worry for grieving relatives. If you want to relieve your family of the financial and emotional burden of planning your funeral when you pass away, then organising a pre-planned funeral package from your chosen funeral home may be a good idea. Read More 

Questions People Commonly Ask A Funeral Director

When you lose a loved one and you have to deal with a funeral director for the first time, it can be a confusing time. There are many things for you to think about when making funeral arrangements, so this list of commonly asked questions from funeral directors may help you better understand the process of saying goodbye to your loved one. Should I Have a Viewing? -- Choosing whether to have a viewing is a very personal decision, but a lot of people decide that the opportunity to see the deceased one last time before burial may provide a sense of closure. Read More 

Today’s Trends for Funeral Services You Might Want to Consider

Planning your own funeral gives you the opportunity to ensure that the services are a reflection of you and your own life, while still giving others a chance to grieve for you and show their respect. Today's funeral services are not always the traditional eulogy and reading of scripture followed by a graveside service, but can include a number of different features that you might not have ever considered. Before you plan your own funeral or meet with a funeral director, consider a few suggestions to keep in mind. Read More