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Viewing My Loved One…Should I?

February 8, 2019
funeral-viewing at Oakdale Funerals Mooroolbark

Viewing My Loved One…Should I? As Funeral Directors this is a question we are asked frequently. Not always in such a direct way of course – but when I sensitively touch on this topic with our client families; I see all too often and understandably a look of pain and sometimes indecision. And quite honestly,…

Regrets of the Dying

June 19, 2018
Regrets of the Dying

‘Regrets of the Dying’ – a topic something I am sure most of us are interested in hearing about, since we are all striving to seek happiness and fulfillment as we go about our daily lives. In my role as a funeral director and funeral celebrant I am obviously constantly exposed to death and dying. …

Pre Paid Funerals vs Funeral Insurance?

April 30, 2016
writing a eulogy for a funeral service

Recently we have been asked lots of questions about Pre Paid Funerals and Funeral Insurance. I feel quite strongly about chatting to individuals and community members about this, hence my blog on the topic! Firstly….buyer beware! And please, for anyone reading this who may have older family members or friends, perhaps it’s a good idea…

Funeral Flowers Can Say So Much…

April 8, 2016

Funeral flowers have been used and displayed in funerals in various ways for many years. The display of funeral flowers in some shape or form in a funeral ceremony is generally a traditional and preferred option and it’s easy to understand why. Flowers undoubtedly signify beauty, the joy of love and life everlasting. In fact,…

Alternative Funeral Venues

March 29, 2016

Nowadays members of our community are becoming increasingly aware that funerals can be held in locations with a unique difference. Gone are the days of a funeral being restricted to a Church or Funeral Directors chapel. In the past, and unfortunately still to this day, people tend not to question some funeral providers, thereby limiting…

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