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Pre-Planning with Funeral Homes in Ottawa

Pre-Planning with Funeral Homes in Ottawa

One of the nicest gifts you can give your family is to pre-plan your end-of-life wishes. Sadly, in many cases, it’s left up to the family to decide about the funeral arrangements. When your loved ones are grieving, it only adds to the stress. Funeral pre-planning in Ottawa gives your family peace of mind, both

How Are Cremation Services in Ottawa Organized

How Are Cremation Services in Ottawa Organized

No one likes to think about end-of-life planning. Facing your mortality is difficult. Unfortunately, leaving those decisions to your loved ones, creates a lot of undue stress and potential arguments between family members who think they know what you would want. If you are ready to make your end of life arrangements or need to

What to Expect when Arranging a Cremation in Ottawa

What to Expect when Arranging a Cremation in Ottawa

Planning services for the end-of-life can be overwhelming. If you are arranging a cremation service, you may not know what to expect when you talk to the funeral director at the funeral home. You’ll need to make many decisions about the cremation services in Ottawa. You may have a lot of questions. Although you may

After Cremation Services, Where to Place the Urn

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Cremation is becoming a common option for many people as their final wishes in death. Families are choosing to keep the ashes in their homes as a lasting memorial to the loved one. If you’re planning on making an urn with cremains part of your home décor, here are some things to consider. Choose an

Helping a Young Child Cope with Losing a Parent

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As parents, we want to shield our children from the pain of loss, but that is almost an impossible task. Instead, we need to teach our kids how to deal with their grief. Here are some ways to help children after the loss of a parent. Provide Continuity  Depending on the age of the child,

Visiting a Funeral Home in Ottawa—What to Expect

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A funeral service often involves a visitation or viewing before the service. This is a time when family and friends can come together and express sympathy. Many visitations are open to any person who knew the deceased. Some are more private. Respect the family’s wishes. If you aren’t invited to the visitation, you shouldn’t take

Arranging Cremation Services for a Deceased Colleague

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Planning a memorial service for anyone is never easy. If you’re holding a service for a deceased colleague, you may feel unsure of where to start. Cremation services in Ottawa have a lot of flexibility. You can choose how to remember your colleague in a way that fits their personality. What Are the Elements of Your Cremation

Overcoming Grief when Your Spouse Dies Suddenly

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The loss of a spouse is one of the most stressful life events. When it occurs suddenly, you may feel overwhelmed with the flurry of emotions that follows. You may be anxious about the future. Dealing with the hundreds of practical details of death, such as finding cremation services in Ottawa can be difficult, too. Know that

How to Dress Your Deceased Loved One for a Cremation in Ottawa

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When a loved one dies, one of the final acts for the family is to choose the clothing that the deceased is buried in. In some cultures, ceremonial clothing is used. Other cultures simply bury their loved ones in a shroud. Cremation services are usually different than traditional burial services. The deceased may not have a viewing

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