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5 websites to help you understand and experience grief

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  We all need support when we’re grieving, and when we’re helping others go through the grieving process. We’ve listed these websites to make it easier for you to find local information and support.   Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma Loss and Grief Network Bereavement Care Centre GriefLink LifelineRead More

My experience with The Last Post – Tribute for Tom O’Donnell

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Dad died a bit over two years ago and we had a beautiful funeral at our family parish, St Michael’s in Ashburton. At that stage The Last Post was not yet operational. I remember we put Death and Funeral notices in The Age and The Herald Sun in Melbourne, costing over $800. Many tributes wereRead More

From the old to the new – publishing notices and tributes online

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    The internet is rapidly replacing newspapers. For generations newspapers were a major source of information and a part of people’s everyday routine. They were also the first place that people would think to publish death and funeral notices, however this is changing too. We publish notices and tribute sites to let people knowRead More

My experience with The Last Post – Funeral and tribute for Melissa Ryan

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My daughter’s funeral, Melissa Ryan My 32 year old (step) daughter was killed in a road accident in January 2011. As the Coroner was involved, we could not make definite funeral arrangements. Her many friends were ringing asking for details. Terry Laidler sponsored a Tribute Site for us. So, I put in a very simpleRead More

When you feel as though your grief isn’t socially acceptable

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  Are you having trouble grieving and talking about your grief because you don’t feel as though it’s socially acceptable? This question may seem perplexing to people who have not experienced this situation. However, there are times when people feel that they can’t grieve publicly, not even to people close to them. This affects theirRead More

I’m grieving, and I’m at work

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  In many cultures, workplaces are considered to be places of reason and productivity that prefer to exclude emotion. With this understanding, grief becomes a personal issue that should be experienced in our private worlds, such as the privacy of our own homes. However, if you have experienced the loss of a loved one, itRead More

Talk about the funeral that you would like with people close to you

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  If you have known someone who has died, and particularly someone you love, you’ll be aware of how difficult even small tasks can be during this time, let alone discussing anything related to death and funerals. That’s why it’s so important to talk to people about these issues and make your wishes clear atRead More

Choosing a funeral company

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  How do you choose a funeral company? Firstly, your choice depends on where you live. If you live in a Capital City or major regional centre you will have a lot of options. If you live in outback or rural Australia, you may only have the services of a local funeral company. So, followingRead More

Can you have a “green” funeral?

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  We tailor funerals to celebrate and reflect the essence of our lives. Increasingly, people are adopting environmental values and these can be reflected in our funerals and burials too.   Talk about your values Cremate, bury or an alternative option Celebrate your life with an environmentally sustainable funeral More information Related articles on TheRead More

Timing the funeral

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  Every funeral is unique, and there are different factors that may affect the timing of a funeral that you are organising. This post will help you understand what those factors might be to help you choose a date. Whatever the circumstances, be kind to yourself. Take whatever time you need to prepare the funeralRead More