The loss of a loved one is never something easy to emotionally handle. There are many ways that a close friend or relative may pass away. The unexpected passing is the most difficult to deal with and often shakes us to our core. We feel as though we don’t know where to start and how to proceed with all of the necessary arrangements.
When a loved one is unfortunately sickly at least the family has time to prepare for their passing. While it is never truly possible to emotionally prepare for that kind of loss it can be possible to plan ahead for a funeral and services. If you know that a loved one is going to pass you should start looking for a funeral director Brisbane or one in your local town. There will be many to choose from and you will want to feel comfortable with the funeral home as well as the staff handling all of the arrangements.
Funeral directors often see people at their emotional worse. They are extremely empathetic towards people’s needs and are there to help provide all of the planning that the family requires. When you first meet with a funeral director they will instantly make the decision process much easier. If a casket needs to be purchased they will walk you through the steps and have one ordered promptly. You will also be given a few choices for memorial cards that can be handed out at the wake. A guest sign in book is provided so guests can leave behind their names, addresses and phone numbers so the family knows who visited the deceased loved one.
The funeral home will also have a break room for family and friends to visit. A wake can often take all day and will leave a person feeling a little overwhelmed and tired. Often people will bring food to the wake but in the event that food is not brought in by family, the funeral director will have delivery and/or catering menus on hand. Coffee, water and other beverages are also stored in the break room.
You will need to decide if you are having a one or two day wake. Once you make that decision you will need to decide who will give a eulogy and then the following day the funeral will occur. The funeral director will also be able to advise you of local restaurants to host a luncheon after the funeral. It is often customary to celebrate a person’s life and to eat and enjoy the memories shared amongst friends and family.
If a person passes away quickly the funeral director will be able to pull together the entire funeral and wake within a matter of days. If the person is sickly the family may have time to plan ahead and have the funeral paid for before the loved ones passing. In some cases loved ones have strict stipulations of things they want at their wake and sometimes leave behind letters of intention so their wishes can be carried through.