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.

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 …

How To Carry The Coffin - A Pallbearer’s Guide

27 October 2016
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Being asked to form part of the pallbearers ensemble at a loved-one's funeral is an honour, but it can also be a daunting prospect if you've never done it before.  The funeral director and his assistants will give you guidance and instruction on the day, but in the meantime, here's a quick overview of how you'll be asked to carry the coffin. Feet first Whenever the coffin is moved, it should always be done with the foot end first. Read More …

Deciding for the Deceased: Burial or Cremation?

23 August 2016
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When a loved one passes away, there are a large number of decisions that need to be made. The most important of these is how the remains of your loved one will be dealt with. While in some cases the deceased made their wishes quite clear before they passed away, in other cases, it may be down to those planning the funeral to decide. Should you go with a burial or a cremation? 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.