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Planning a funeral

The final app: Sending death into cyberspace

Concerned about the ever-expanding urban sprawl? Here’s how we can free up space.

COVID-19

How coronavirus is changing the grieving process

With our mortality under threat, Cale Donovan talks funerals, costs and end-of-life plans. Does a direct cremation make sense to you?

Community

A wickedly wasteful industry

Peter Leith is 90 but strong of body and opinion – especially when it comes to the funeral industry.

Funeral costs

Treasurer announces plans to stop funeral insurance ‘rip-offs’

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has proposed new laws aimed at protecting vulnerable Australians from being fleeced by funeral insurance plans.

Lifestyle

‘Dead people’s teeth,’ she yelled as she opened the case

Margaret read our piece recently about false teeth and it reminded her of an experience with her young granddaughter.

Losing a loved one

Jane’s mission is to get us talking about dying

We attend classes to learn about birth, but apart from recent debate around Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying bill, discussions about dying are rare. Why?

News

Clearing house after the death of a loved one

Clearing out a relative’s lifetime accumulation of possessions can be hard work. Let us help you sort the treasure from the trash.

News

Don't leave end of life planning to chance

Planning – it’s either something you do well or you’re quite happy to leave things to chance. But when it comes to preparing for your end-of-life, there are some things that shouldn't be delayed.

Grief and Loss

How to tackle the touchy subject of dying

Passing away, end of life, passing on, eternal rest – these are all commonly used terms for death – a touchy subject for some, but one that we shouldn't be afraid to talk about.

Losing a loved one

How to tackle the touchy subject of dying

Passing away, end of life, passing on, eternal rest – these are all commonly used terms for death – a touchy subject for some, but one that we shouldn't be afraid to talk about.

News

Funerals: why they matter

As attitudes to death and dying become more pragmatic, some people are beginning to question the need for a funeral. However, it’s worth noting that the ritual of a send off is an important part of the grieving process.

I’ve been asked to write a eulogy – what do I do?

Mareena Purslowe Funerals has provided some tips on how to write and deliver a eulogy that really speaks to what someone meant to you.

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