Read our Blogs

My Blogs

Choosing the right flowers for a funeral

Flowers are a perfect way to personalize and decorate a funeral service. They have universal meanings behind them and each type and colour signifies a different sentiment or emotion. Having the rig...
By Louis Bruno
In My Blogs
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How To Personalize and Obituary

Writing and delivering an obituary is a monumentous task and should not be taken lightly. Covering a loved ones successes and highlights spanning a lifetime while maintaining brevity is quite a fea...
By Louis Bruno
In My Blogs
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I'm Next in Line. What do I Say?

Finding the right words of condolence is a challenge, especially at a time with so much happening all at once. Funeral services are a soelmn affair and choosing the right words is important. On one...
By Louis Bruno
In My Blogs
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Crucial Role of a Funeral Director in the Funeral Process

A qualified funeral director is an important part of any funeral process. They are knowledgable and experienced with regard to any information or considerations that you need to keep in mind. They ...
By Louis Bruno
In My Blogs
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Celebration of Life VS. Funerals

Both funerals and celebrations of life are essential items in the grieving process. However, the main difference between the two is the physical presence of the body during the ceremony. At a funer...
By Louis Bruno
In My Blogs
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Should I Go to the Funeral?

Death and funerals are a time of complicated emotions, for some it is a time filled with grief, for others it starts with confusion, but for most it’s a time with immense sadness regardless of thei...
By Louis Bruno
In My Blogs
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Funeral Etiquette 101

Funerals can be an overwhelming and emotional time for every party involved. There are rules and etiquette that some people are unaware of, thus adding to the already intense and emotional atmosphe...
By Louis Bruno
In My Blogs
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Previous Posts

What Goes into the Expenses of a Standard Funeral?

Planning a funeral can be a stressful and confusing time. Not only are you dealing with the grieving process but also you are now responsible, both physically and financially, for the funeral servi...

The Importance of Writing a Eulogy

Eulogy is considered a prime component of the memorial service since it is an opportunity for you to pay tribute and honour your loved one. Traditionally, eulogy is a gift to the deceased wherein y...

Understanding the Stages of Grief and Tips on How to Help a Grieving Friend

Dealing with the loss of something you deeply care about is usually quite painful. While it may not seem like all the sadness and pain will never go away, grief can result in healing and immense pe...

Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season

Losing a loved one can be quite depressing. Learning how to get through every new day without them tends to be a long and painful process for most. Feelings of loss and loneliness usually become mo...

Celebrant of Clergy Member. Which Should I Choose and Why?

A clergy and a Celebrant are two different professionals who serve differently in the various places on which they are invited or hired. A celebrant works on every function or service including fun...

Carrying the Casket: Do Women Serve as Pall Bearers at a Funeral?

Getting chosen to be a Pallbearer is an honour more so if you are a woman. It is not common to see women carrying the casket, but that is not to say that there is anything wrong with women taking u...

Pre-Planning - The Time is Now

Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Homes is a specialized service provider which is going to help you organize or prepare for a funeral. With this in mind, we try to make everything possible in order to pro...