Category: Dying Matters

In the past, a “Pauper’s funeral” was a funeral paid for by the state, for those who either didn’t have enough money in their estate or family members willing to cover the costs of the burial...
While many people continue to consider burial or cremation, others are looking into another option: body donation In short, this is the act of donating your body to science as opposed to being buried...
Would you know what hymn or song your loved one would want played at their funeral If not, you are not alone, more than seven out of ten people in a recent survey said that they were not...
The National Council for Palative Care, The Dying Matters Organization, and the National Bereavement Alliance recently teamed up to study how employers and workplaces handle the bereaved The study...
The debate over employee sanctioned bereavement leave is a difficult one On the one hand you have people who insist that bereavement leave should be a standard part of the employee benefit package,...
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Cruse started out as a small local service focused on helping widows and their children through the bereavement process and now Cruse Bereavement Care is the most highly respected bereavement care...
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Trying to talk to children—especially very young children—about funerals can be incredibly stressful As adults, we worry about causing too much stress or allowing our children to feel too much...
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Every two to seven years, families of the Malagasy people of Madagascar gather for famadihana ceremonies to honour their deceased loved ones   Known as “turning of the bones,” these ceremonies,...
The beliefs and rituals of the Australian Aboriginal peoples vary from tribe to tribe, region to region, all loosely pertaining to their concept of the cosmos and afterlife, known as “The...
This is the first article in a new blog series brought to you by Sussex Funeral Services exploring funeral rites and rituals around the world  Join us as we look into how different peoples both...