The funeral has been held for a D-Day veteran who helped capture the strategically important Pegasus Bridge Click here for BBC News...
Here is our own personal take on what you might wish to consider when choosing your Funeral Director, for an alternative perspective you may also download this list of questions from the Natural...
Death and taxes may be the two inevitable things in life, but increasingly the former is now celebrated rather than mourned More and more loved ones are holding celebrations of life instead of...
While funerals are profoundly embedded within our traditions, they’re not a legal obligation The UK government requires only two actions to be taken after someone dies: obtain a death certificate...
Japan has a cremation rate of over 99%, the highest of any country in world Some local governments even ban traditional burials This was not always the case – before World War II, cremation was...
For many mourners, long gone are the days of sombre dress and tear-filled handkerchiefs Today many of the last requests of the dearly departed are becoming increasingly unusual as the traditional...
The term might not make sense to a lot of people, but mourning is in fact a profession that has existed in many cultures for centuries There are references to professional mourning in the bible, in...
Ancient Chinese traditions that have existed since 1,556 BC inform a cultural thinking that the souls of the dead exist in another world, but that they can visit the Earth by resting in their graves...
Like many things in our rapidly changing and increasingly denser world, traditional burial methods have become a problem for many countries and especially for environmental advocates A lack of...
There are many ways to honour a passed loved one after the process of cremation Some find immense comfort scattering ashes in a person’s favourite spot, or perhaps more commonly, by selecting a...
I have written about the benefits of meditation on several occasions, from how it slows ageing, can make us happier, helps us develop and maintain and calm state, and even how it impacts our genes So...
From the mildly eccentric to the downright peculiar, there are a number of unusual ways some have adopted to say goodbye to loved ones Nowadays, being buried in a eco-friendly/cardboard coffin is...