Monthly Archives: March 2018

What is The NAFD?

If you have searched the internet for any kind of funeral service you will surely see a number of ‘stamps-of-approval’. on their websites. At a glance these accolades can make any funeral director look prestigious and distinguished, but what do they actually mean? The NAFD One of the most spoken of names in. the funeral […]

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How to be a Pallbearer

Pallbearing is a ceremonial process in which the coffin is carried to the church from the hearse and then again, from the hearse to the final resting place. In some cases it forms part of a procession where others will follow, typically, signifies the beginning of a funeral. It is rare for the deceased to […]

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Books about Death: Memoirs

Books about death: Memoirs Here at we’re always looking for ways to tell a story. Either through a funeral, a blog post or a book, we appreciate those who want to talk about death. Here we look at some of the best non-fiction in recent years which tackles the modern healthcare system, our approach […]

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How art dealt with death

How art dealt with death Death is one of the most common, enduring and inevitable themes in art, the most trusted muse and one hell of a subject for symbolism. The artistic practice of memento mori – ‘reminder of death’ – has made its way through the centuries in a variety of different ways. Here’s some art […]

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How to organise a wake

For the distanced friend or relative, the wake is probably the best part of the funeral, for the close family member, it’s probably one of the most stressful. Wakes have become synonymous with funerals Europe for hundreds of years. They offer family and friends a place to meet after the service, and particularly after a […]

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Palliative and end of life care

What is palliative care? Palliative care is a way of controlling symptoms to help you live out your final days as comfortably as possible. Commonly, palliative care may be offered to you if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Though, it’s not only for people who are living with terminal cancer – anyone with […]

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