How a Funeral Directors Can Help Plan a Loved One’s Funeral

The position of a funeral director is a vast service that really does epitomise several roles within the business. A funeral director they will offer support and guidance for the family and liaise on your behalf with a wide range of other organisations and services to ensure the funeral is appropriately organised. Undoubtedly, funerals are…

Tips for Reducing the Stress of Planning a Funeral

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming and stressful. Many people find it difficult to make decisions when they’re grieving the loss of a loved one, and dealing with the responsibility of planning a funeral can become overwhelming. Below, we’ve put together a few tips for reducing the stress of planning a funeral. Plan in advance…

Four Ways to Personalise a Funeral on a Budget

A funeral service is a private and personal affair, and planning a personalised service is very important to many people. A funeral service is an opportunity for friends and family to say goodbye to their loved one and remember them in a special way. There are lots of ways you can add personal touches to…

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Some common misconceptions & myths

At Stockman & Loram we are often surprised by some of the misconceptions that people have about funerals and how to arrange them. We are always happy to discuss any queries that people may have about an of the services that ewe provide.   In no particular order: Myth 1 – Funerals have to cost…

Tips For Planning a Funeral Service

Tips For Planning a Funeral Service

Funeral Services: How To Plan A Personalised Funeral Arranging a funeral isn’t easy, and it can feel like a daunting task during what is already a difficult time. It can be a necessary part of the grieving process, and is the perfect time to honour the memory of your loved one. Most funerals are arranged…

Three Tips For Dealing With Grief

Everyone will experience grief in their lives, but it can affect each person in a different way. While some people will openly express their emotions others may become withdrawn and quiet, but however you respond it’s important to remember that you can get to a better place. In this blog we explain three top tips…

Why choose an independent funeral director?

Why choose a local independent funeral director? Until relatively recently, most funeral directors in the UK were family-owned businesses like Stockman & Loram,  passionately serving the people within their local communities. However, in recent years, larger corporations have been buying up local funeral director businesses, often when the owner retires, but often keeping the old…

What to do when someone dies

Whether it was expected or sudden, dealing with the death of a family member or loved one can be one of the hardest things we have to face in our lifetime. For those who are responsible for making the funeral arrangements, we have created this step-by-step guide to what to do when someone dies to…

Coping with Bereavement

Everyone deals differently with the loss of a loved one. There’s no right way or wrong way of coping with bereavement, but we’ve created this step-by-step guide to offer some advice to help you and those around you come to terms with some of the feelings you might experience following a bereavement. Manage your feelings…

A Look at Funerals and Celebrations of Death Around the World

A Look at Funerals and Celebrations of Death Around the World

The way in which people choose to commemorate the life of a loved one, or mourn the loss of a life celebrating death, is ever evolving. In the Western world, funerals and memorials are often organised as highly formal and composed events based within a Church or religious establishment. In many traditional funerals, the focus…