Organising a funeral after an overseas death

Has a loved one passed away while overseas? Planning such a funeral can be even more stressful. Learn how you can honour your loved one.

4 Gift Ideas for Funeral Services

12 February 2019
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If you are planning the funeral of a loved one, you may be trying to think of ways in which you can include guests in the service. Not everyone who attends a funeral will have the chance to perform a reading or act as a pallbearer. Thankfully, there are some other things you can do which will help to ensure that everyone is involved. One way of making mourners at a funeral feel part of the ceremony is to give them a small gift. Read More …

Why Gravestone Maintenance Should Be Scheduled With Cemetary Restoration

9 September 2018
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Cemetery restoration is essential in keeping the site well kept. However, this service is not merely about keeping the grass even and attractive. Another vital element of restoration is routinely maintaining the gravestones. These gravestones do not just function to identify the final resting place of the deceased. They are also a tribute to the person's life. And with changing climatic conditions couples with ageing, the gravestones are bound to look decrepit with time. Read More …

Choosing a Grave Marker

22 March 2018
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Once you have made the funeral arrangements and placed the funeral notice in the paper, you will need to turn your attention to how you will mark the spot where your loved one is buried. When it comes to grave markers, there is a wide selection available. Read on to find out more about your options. A traditional headstone A traditional headstone is rectangular. It may have additional features such as curved edges or decorative engravings. Read More …

Do You Need to Pre-Plan Your Funeral? Here Are the Benefits of Being Your Own Funeral Director

4 December 2017
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Whilst none of us really enjoy contemplating our own death -- or talking about funeral planning -- it might surprise you to learn just how many benefits it offers. Below, you'll find out exactly why pre-planning your funeral is a wise idea.  The Service Goes According to Your Own Direction Whilst pre-planning your funeral, you'll effectively get to act as your own funeral director. You'll be able to customise and direct virtually every component of the funeral, including:  Read More …

Unique Ways to Personalise Cemetery Monuments

26 April 2017
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If you are choosing a cemetery monument for a loved one or even for yourself if you're planning in advance, there are a lot of options. If you want, you can opt for a traditional stone, but on the other hand, you may want to inject a bit of the deceased's unique personality into your choice. Here are some interesting options to consider. Include a Video Surprisingly, with a bit of innovation, it is possible to put a video in a tombstone. Read More …

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Organising a funeral after an overseas death

My mum died last year when she was on holiday. It was a shock to us all because although she was 85 she was a very sprightly and with it lady up until the end. She ended up having a bad fall and hitting her head, and that was that. It was quite a fuss to get the body back to Australia and to organise the funeral. I didn't know where to turn and had trouble finding information online so I thought I'd start a blog. This site has some tips for other people trying to organise a funeral after an overseas death.