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What to Wear to a Funeral
If the thought of having a conversation about death with your family seems daunting, you are not alone. Read more about how you can begin. How much detail do you share? Read More Here.
Rédiger une note de condoléances consiste à réfléchir à ce qui a rendu la personne que vous avez perdue si spéciale et à offrir votre soutien aux personnes touchées par son décès. Si vous êtes honnête à propos de vos sentiments, ceux qui les reçoivent apprécieront vos paroles. Regarde maintenant.
Writing a condolence note is about reflecting on what made the person you’ve lost so special and offering your support to those affected by their passing. If you are honest about your feelings, those receiving them will appreciate your words. Watch Now.
On September 19, the world tuned in to watch the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II who died at age 96, after reigning for 70 years. As the world watched in awe of the beauty and thoughtfulness of the Queen’s ceremony, Arbor Memorial’s funeral directors watched the event with a different lens and agreed that you don’t need to be royalty to have a funeral like the Queen. Read More. Picture Credits: Royal Family Channel YouTube Live Stream
If you are a snowbird and heading out of town this winter, you should be prepared for what to do if you or a loved one passes while away from home. Here are some key tasks to consider. ------- Si vous êtes un snowbird et que vous sortez de la ville cet hiver, vous devez être prêt à savoir quoi faire si vous ou un être cher décédez alors que vous êtes loin de chez vous. Voici quelques tâches clés à considérer.
Did you know? Devices like eyeglasses, hearing aids and other health and mobility aids can be donated after death. You can donate them to local organizations in your area to continue to help others.
Whether the loss of your mother was recent or long ago, you can honour her life in creative ways from the safety of your home. Here are some ideas on how to honour her this Mother’s Day.
They hold a special place in your heart. Whether the loss of a parent was recent or long ago, you can honour their life in creative ways. Celebrating your mother’s or father’s life provides comfort and connection - and preserves their memory for future generations. Read More here.
Read an interesting article from CTV News on the world's oldest person, Kane Tanaka, who died in Japan aged 119. As per the Guinness World Records, she became the oldest living person in January 2019 at the age of 116 years and 28 days.
A National funeral was held for Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, the hockey icon at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 3, 2022. You can watch the live funeral here.
Grief is like a giant dark hole. You crawl out and then the next day or the next hour or the next week, you fall back into it. It happens again and again. that's why It’s important to find a ‘grief buddy’ when you lose someone close. An article by The Globe and Mail.
Choosing a casket can be a daunting experience, and understandably so. Whether you are looking for intricate craftmanship, simplicity, or plenty of personalization; there’s a casket option to suit your preference. Learn More.
It’s never too late to write an obituary. And so, 44 years later, I have written one for my brother. An interesting read via The Globe and Mail.
When you’re expecting the passing of a loved one, life can become stressful and overwhelming. Taking some time to prepare now, while they’re still with you, is brave and also a way to bring you and your family some solace in this time. To make it easier for you, we’ve laid out some important steps in order to prepare. Read More here.
Gift-giving can be challenging when the person you’re buying for is grieving. Here’s our list of thoughtful gift ideas for anyone grieving this holiday season.
Offrir des cadeaux peut être difficile lorsque la personne pour laquelle vous achetez est en deuil. Voici notre liste d'idées cadeaux bien pensées pour tous ceux qui sont en deuil en cette période des Fêtes.
September is Pain Awareness Month and here is an interesting article from @caregiverON around pain management for caregivers; either for the person you are helping or for yourself.
Giving flowers is one of the world’s oldest rituals – scientists have identified flowers being used for memorials as far back as 14,000 years ago. Here's an interesting article on the beauty and symbolism of a memorial bouquet to help show support and sympathy to someone who is grieving.
One of our most popular resources, the first step towards greater peace of mind is 87 Decisions. This is an invaluable guide that shares the 87 important choices one must make, on average, when making end-of-life plans. Download now.
Explore how technology can support through the next stages of grief and have a look at a few online resources that offer advanced support
Planning your final wishes can feel scary and uncomfortable. That's why we have prepared a guide with our partner Willful to help you through the process of pre-planning and selecting your funeral and burial wishes.
The resulting post death paperwork is often confusing. Even while grieving, loved ones and executors must deal with the practical and legal matters for the deceased.
"I hope to make your time worthwhile." - Lonnie Dillard An interesting read on how Lonnie Dillard avoided the typical stale obituary format by taking matters into his own hands.