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What is the legal definition & order for ‘next of kin’

In Australia, the term ‘next of kin’ means a person’s spouse, de facto partner, or their closest living relative above 18 years old. When a person dies, their affairs need to ...
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Starting that difficult conversation about end-of-life wishes

It can be daunting, thinking about your own death. Then talking to your family can be uncomfortable and confronting. It is, however, a conversation that needs to be started. The ...
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How to genuinely help someone who is grieving

When someone close to you loses a dear friend or relative, it can be hard to know what to do or say to help them feel better. In most cases, ...
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Your funeral, your way – Benefits of prearranged funerals

When a family member passes away the grief felt by those remaining can be overwhelming and all consuming. The last thing grieving people need is to make complicated decisions about ...
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How to plan a simple yet memorable funeral

A funeral or memorial service is an opportunity to honour the person who died, to pay respects and to say farewell in a way that captures the essence of the ...
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Funeral Director’s Guide: Etiquette for attending a funeral

Funerals can be tricky events to attend… there’s the intense emotion, the uncertainty what to say to the bereaved and all the questions that arise. What am I supposed to ...
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5 benefits of choosing an independent Funeral Director

Did you realise not all funeral directors and funeral homes are the same? Some belong to large multinational businesses; others are family owned; whilst the remainder are small, independent funeral ...
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4 Ways to Support your Loved One at End of Life

Dying is a natural, biological progression that occurs when an individual’s body can no longer sustain life. While the physical process of dying is relatively predictable, the emotional and spiritual ...
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Who should I notify after my parent, spouse or partner dies?

In the middle of grieving the loss of your loved one, it’s not always easy to think about the practical things that might need to happen, when they need to ...
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How to choose honouring and memorable music for a funeral

Music, stretching across all styles and genres, is extremely important to so many people. It’s as though we each have a unique soundtrack of our very own… the accompaniment to ...
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How to Choose a Beautiful Bible Reading for a Funeral Service

One of the most moving and appropriate things to do at a funeral or memorial service is to read a passage from the Bible. Perhaps your loved one had a ...
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Burial or Cremation: What should you choose when planning a funeral?

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. Living Hope Funerals understand how hard this can be. That’s why we provide ...
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How to help young children attend and process a funeral

Funeral directors are sometimes asked if it is appropriate for children to attend or participate in a funeral. Living Hope Funerals believe the parents know their children best and how ...
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How can I safely transport my loved one’s ashes on a plane?

After a cremation, you may need to travel interstate or overseas with your loved one’s ashes. Or you may wish to travel by plane to a special family location so ...
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Points to consider when choosing a coffin for your loved one

Choosing a coffin can be one of the most confronting parts of making funeral arrangements. The team at Living Hope truly understand the emotional pain of choosing a coffin for ...
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Grief: 5 ways you may experience it after a loss

When we lose a loved one, we enter a season of grief. How long that season lasts and how deeply we are affected will vary, depending on the person and ...
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