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Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Cremation Service

Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Cremation Service

April 09, 2021

There are many reasons people may choose cremation for themselves or their loved ones. According to Forbes, up to 85% of funeral arrangements may involve cremation versus traditional burials in the next two decades. If you need information about cremation services in Ottawa, reach out to local funeral homes to guide you through the process. […]

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It’s Hard to Find the Right Words – What to Say, What Not to Say to Bereaved Families

March 02, 2021

If you’ve taken the lead on planning a funeral for a friend or family member, you have to wade through your own grief while comforting others for their loss. If you need help planning the funeral in an appropriate, cost-conscious way, partner with funeral homes in Ottawa that respect your feelings. Additionally, online funeral arrangements allow you […]

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I Can’t Afford a Traditional Funeral Service for My Spouse – What Are My Options?

December 24, 2020

Traditional funeral services can be expensive. You may feel as if you have no choice but to be extravagant in planning a funeral for your loved one. A budget-friendly funeral isn’t a disrespectful option, but you should take your time planning. Here are some things you can do to keep the costs more affordable. Make […]

Suggestions to Help Cope with the Grief

Losing an Elderly Parent During the Holidays – Suggestions to Help Cope with the Grief

December 14, 2020

Grieving the loss of a parent is always difficult, but the holidays can exacerbate the feelings. The challenge of celebrating family traditions while allowing for the sadness of death can make you feel as if you’re on a roller coaster of emotions. Don’t bury your grief through the holidays. Whether the burial services were last […]

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Making Online Funeral Arrangements – Does it Seem Impersonal?

November 24, 2020

Planning a funeral is a difficult task, whether you’re making arrangements after a loved one dies or pre-planning the service with a loved one who is terminally ill. Visiting a funeral home during this time can be overwhelming and time consuming. Online funeral planning is a way to make those arrangements in the comfort of […]

Many people leave funeral planning to their loved ones, avoiding the opportunity to make arrangements before their death. Funeral costs can put financial stress on a family at an already difficult time. It can feel undignified to speak about money and finances during the arrangement process. Consider that a funeral is a large purchase for most families. You may feel that it is disrespectful to your loved one to haggle over costs or be influenced by money. The grim truth is that your loved one would probably not want you to go into debt for a funeral. Here are some tips for staying within your budget while maintaining dignity for your loved one. Take Your Time Planning a Funeral Service Although there may be some pressure to make decisions, it’s okay to take a breath and really think about the types of services you really want. There are options that can save money, such as direct burial, which is when the body is buried soon after death. There’s no embalming or visitation, which saves money. You can hold a memorial service on your own schedule. Direct cremation is another option that can be more affordable. Pick and Choose the Funeral Services You Want You don’t have buy a set bundle of services from a funeral home. You can select the services you want. Know your budget ahead of time. When you make arrangements, have a friend or family member with you who can be objective or even help you negotiate. Choosing to have the service in a church or your home is an option that can help you save on funeral expenses. You may even want to plan some of your own things, such as printing memorial cards or asking your clergy to perform the service. A funeral or memorial service honors the loved one who died. It’s not disrespectful to ask about costs and to find solutions that fit your budget. Contact First Memorial Funeral Services for more information about affordable funeral services.

Is a Budget-Friendly Funeral Service Disrespectful to Your Deceased Loved One?

November 17, 2020

Many people leave funeral planning to their loved ones, avoiding the opportunity to make arrangements before their death. Funeral costs can put financial stress on a family at an already difficult time. It can feel undignified to speak about money and finances during the arrangement process. Consider that a funeral is a large purchase for […]