A Guide to Prepaid Funeral Plans

When a loved one passes away, planning the funeral can be hard when you’re grieving at the same time. It’s not uncommon for families to experience tension and added stress during this period, but one practical way to avoid this is to get your affairs in order with prepaid funerals. As you get older it’s…

Children and Grief: What Are the Common Signs?

Grief is not a one size fits all experience, every individual will cope differently. For children, processing death can be extremely difficult as they learn to understand what death means. A child’s understanding will depend on many things such as their age, family background and stage of development but not all children develop at the…

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…