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Why Funerals Are An Important Part of the Healing Process

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Funerals are a traditional element of death, however, the significance of the funeral service for the living is increasingly being overlooked. A funeral service should of course be planned and delivered with dignity, but the importance of the service for helping those in mourning to grieve and heal should be considered too.  In this article …

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6 Things To Look For When Choosing The Right Confidant

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Celebrant Steve Game-Blackmoor was a Minister of Religion but left the Church in 2014. He is now a multi-award-winning Funeral Celebrant and Grief Specialist, and Chairs ‘Holding Dear Support Service,’ a service in Staffordshire that offers ‘free at the point of use’ grief counselling to those who feel they need it by qualified counsellors.   Apart …

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Laura Toop

Seven years ago, my life spectacularly imploded.  I lost my husband, my health, and my career in quick succession. Everything I knew, gone in an instant. Indeed, my then, 4-year-old-nephew said that Christmas, “Auntie Lollipops (aka Me) now that Uncle Chris is dead, you have nothing”. And they say…out of the mouths of babes… He …

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The Last Post: A Guide to Military Themed Funerals

Military cemetery

Introduction Organising a funeral for a loved one, a friend or as a Celebrant/Funeral Arranger on behalf of a family can be at best challenging, but this is made harder when dealing with traditions and protocols which are possibly outside your normal day-to-day experience. This is highlighted when arranging a military tribute for a veteran …

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