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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
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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
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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

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...
By Louis Bruno
In My Blogs
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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...
By Vito Arahovites
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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...
By Vito Arahovites
In My Blogs
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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...
By Vito Arahovites
In My Blogs
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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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...

Does the Catholic Church Forbid Cremation?

Every religion has its own funeral traditions and preferred burial methods. Catholics are no different. Many traditions surround a Catholic death that include when to hold the funeral, administerin...

Tips for Explaining the Concept of Death to Children

Death is a fact of life. It’s something that we all must face, and teaching your children about the concept of death is an important part of growing up. Whether it’s handling the death of a loved o...

Memorial Tributes For Loved Ones

There was a time when a memorial tribute for a loved one consisted of little more than an urn, a headstone, or the flowers left over from the funeral service. But today, changing attitudes toward d...

Transporting Human Remains

The death of a loved one is always a difficult time, and making funeral arrangements is a tough process, and that’s without added complications like having to transport human remains to a different...