Preplanning Safely During COVID-19

Did you know that you can complete an entire preplanning meeting online? This article explains the different ways we can meet with you to put arrangements in place during this time.

Grief Journaling

The journey through grief involves many ups and downs, and journaling is an excellent way to reflect on those experiences and the feelings that come with them. Check out this article for more information and a list of writing prompts.

Ways to Offer Sympathy During COVID-19

Right now, funeral service is being impacted by significant gathering restrictions wisely put in place to keep communities safe due to COVID-19. At the same time, people continue to experience loss and face difficult journeys through grief, and they still need your support. Our most recent blog post provides some ways you can offer condolences and show you care even while you are unable to do so in person.

The Death of a Pet

The death of a beloved member of your pet family can be uniquely challenging, especially for children. This article offers a few pieces of valuable insight into how to cope.

Memorialization Matters

When a loved one dies, remembrance keeps a part of them alive. Memorialization marks the importance of an individual’s life and provides a heartening reminder of their legacy.

Common Cremation Questions

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, over half of all Americans choose to be cremated. But many people are still uninformed about cremation and funeral service options, so this article addresses a few common questions.

Grief and the Holidays

It is important to recognize how hard the holiday season can be for those who have lost a loved one. This article explains a few helpful ways to manage grief during this time of year.

How to Write a Eulogy

If you’ve been given the privilege of delivering the eulogy at a loved one’s funeral or memorial service, you might feel a little nervous about where to begin. Here is a guide that will help ease you through the process.

Funeral Etiquette Part 2: Common Questions

Now that you have a better idea of what to expect at a funeral service or visitation, you might still have questions about proper conduct. This article addresses a few of the most common etiquette topics related to attending a funeral.

Funeral Etiquette Part 1: What to Expect

If you feel nervous about attending a funeral because you aren’t sure what it will be like, you’re not the only one. While the personalized characteristics of a service or visitation often vary, it helps to understand a few of the typical features that are generally involved.

All About Ethical Wills

There is more to life than material wealth. And some people feel there is more to leave behind than money and property, too. Check out this article about ethical wills to learn more!

Three Motivating Factors for Preplanning Your Funeral

Many people think about making their own funeral arrangements in advance but never schedule an appointment. This article offers a few reasons you should call today about preplanning!

Grief Care: How Animals, Art, and Music Can Help

Did you know there are many types of therapy that can help provide support on the journey through grief? This article explains just a few of the possibilities.

Grief Care: How Funeral Homes Provide Additional Support After the Service

Did you know funeral homes provide ongoing care after the service for those who are grieving? Check out this article to learn more about the support groups, special events, grief and loss resources, and valuable experience they offer.

Funeral Flowers

Sending a beautiful floral arrangement is a wonderful way to honor someone who has passed and to show the family you care. This article offers more information about all things related to funeral flowers.

Visiting Cemeteries

Throughout history, cemeteries have provided a place to mourn, honor, and remember the dead. Spending time at a loved one’s gravesite can also be therapeutic for those journeying through grief. If you plan to visit a cemetery this Memorial Day weekend, check out these important reminders.

Yoga for Grief and Sadness

Grief is stressful, but this article explains how yoga can help.

Creative Ideas for Cremated Remains

This list features some unique possibilities for cremated remains and offers a few important points to consider before you decide.

Funeral Service Goes Green

Did you know there are many eco-friendly funeral and burial options?

Swedish Death Cleaning and Peaceful Living

Swedish death cleaning, or any form of decluttering, might be worth considering if you are on the quest for more joy and less stress.

Sympathy Meals 101

When someone you know experiences the death of a close loved one, providing home-cooked food is a great way to support them in their time of need. Here are a few things to consider before you start cooking.

Writing an Obituary

An obituary is a precious opportunity to express a loved one’s legacy and share their life story. Here are a few pieces of advice to help guide you through the process of creating a well-written, meaningful obituary.

What Is a Celebration of Life?

Many families today are looking for a more personally meaningful experience when honoring a loved one who has passed. As a result, celebrations of life have become an increasingly popular option in funeral service.

Why Have a Funeral?

Bob Eastgate, Funeral Director at Eastgate and Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service, offers his valuable persective on the importance of funeral service.

Honoring a Loved One Who Has Passed

If you have recently, or even not so recently, experienced the loss of someone near and dear, consider choosing one of these ways to honor their memory in a creative way.

Do You Know These Funeral Service Terms?

When it comes to planning a funeral, there are certain words and phrases that many people are unsure of, and the language can be confusing even to those who have been through it before. This glossary of terms will hopefully give you a better understanding of funeral service and its many options!

What to Say in a Sympathy Card

If you have ever struggled with signing a sympathy card, this article will assist you in sending words of support to those who are grieving.