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.

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 …

Funeral Trends That Every Funeral Home Should Consider

23 February 2017
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Funeral homes have come under fire in recent years for everything from being too expensive to having hidden fees and simply not being modern enough to handle certain requests. Though this is a wide range misconception that many funeral homes are falling under, it is something that can be easily fixed by simply keeping a tab on the pulse of what people want from their funeral homes. If you are trying to reach out to new clients and shake off the misconceptions that may come with funeral home services, consider these funeral trends that may help. Read More …

Utilising a Funeral Home When Planning a Greek Orthodox Funeral

27 December 2016
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If you are planning a funeral for someone who is Greek Orthodox, you may want to contact the clergy from your local Greek Orthodox church. They can help you set up the funeral service at the church. However, you may want to rely on a funeral home for some aspects of the service as well. Here's a look at how a funeral home can help with a Greek Orthodox funeral in particular: 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.