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…

Cremation Jewellery: What is it and Why is it Special?

Cremation Jewellery: What is it and Why is it Special?

When a loved one passes away, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the pressure of organising the right kind of funeral. And during this process, it’s not uncommon for many to put the grieving process on hold while they take care of everyone else’s needs. It is, however, important that you think about how you…