Cremation is growing in popularity as a choice. According to the NFDA Cremation & Burial Report, “the projected burial rate in 2020 is 37.5% (down 7.7% from 2015) and projected cremation rate is 56.0% (up 8.1% from 2015).” Learn about the ways to make cremation affordable.
Your life is unique, and your end-of-life celebration should reflect who you are. Let’s look at how you can preplan a funeral for yourself or a loved one who would like your help thinking through this emotionally challenging task. If you’re ready to make a plan now, visit our Online Funeral Planner to make these difficult decisions now so that your family won’t have to make them later.
When someone dies, the depth of the loved ones’ sorrow is difficult to fathom. “My condolences” is an expression acknowledging the pain others experience in a loss. The word “condolences” meaning shows understanding and sympathy that someone is suffering in their loss of a loved one. Let’s look at the gestures that express our “condolences,” to those grieving.
Medical Examiners and coroners investigate deaths in mysterious circumstances such as suicide, homicide, or dying alone. In the cases they look at, it is undetermined why or how someone died. But are a medical examiner and a coroner the same?
Beyond the traditional funeral is the memorial service. Memorial Service ideas come from our heart’s desire to honor and cherish the life of a loved one. We do so by creating meaningful experiences with our families and friends to share our unique memories. This time together helps us see a bigger picture of the life we were blessed to share on this earth.
More people are choosing cremation, and that may be related to its pricetag. But how much does cremation cost? Learn what a typical cremation service costs and what it includes. Let’s break down the associated costs, what is necessary, and what is not.
In certain cases, the North Carolina Office of Chief Medical Examiner (NC OCME) may not mandate an autopsy for an unattended death; nor will they perform an autopsy upon the request of the family. In other cases, a hospital may not necessitate the need for an autopsy...
If you wonder what Hindu funeral traditions are like, they can be different from traditional American funerals, but the core fundamentals remain the same. There is a gathering of family and friends who are grieving. There is a process of letting the deceased go and telling them goodbye with prayers and songs. And there are loved ones who suffer from their loss.
As a Veteran, you may be concerned about how your family will pay for your funeral someday. Veterans, service members, spouses, and dependents may be eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. Let’s look at whether you may be eligible for Veteran burial in a National Cemetery and what other benefits may be included.
Death rituals and funeral traditions vary as much as different cultures. Buddhism is no different in that there are established protocols unique to this religious tradition just as there are in every other. Let’s take a look at Buddhist Funeral rites and death rituals.