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10Oct/19Off

Say goodbye the right way with a unique funeral

Benjamin Franklin, wrote in 1789 that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This is something that is very difficult to dispute, even to this day.

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This unadulterated truth may well be the case however something that does not have to be as prescribed, is the way in which we celebrate the life of a person when the time comes to bid farewell.

As a child, I was told that my parents felt that I was old enough to go to my grandmother’s funeral which was held in a catholic church which my grandmother fellowshipped during her later years. The church was fairly modern in design, with an unusual flat room, large and interesting stain glass windows filled the room with light; a modernised pulpit took center stage on a slightly raised platform. It was my first funeral and I had no idea what to expect. My grandmother was presented in a closed casket in the middle of the room, towards the front. Her casket was covered in flowers and stood pronounced in the room. It was the first time I had seen a casket and morbidly wondered what it must be like inside one. Those attending were quiet and sombre, despite the pretty colours streaming in through the windows. The hymns were slow and laboured and the priest played his part as he held his censer below the narrowing plate with one hand, allowing it to swing freely. This image is etched in my mind but so is the feeling of complete disconnect I felt.

Death may be a certainty but the type of funeral you chose, does not have to be. Traditions are beautiful and very much required as a part of society to help bring us together in community to mark the special events which punctuate our lives. When it came time for me to bid farewell to my own mother, I knew that there was another way to go about celebrating her life, which is what I know she wanted.

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With the help of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors, I was able to replace the sombre memory I had of my grandmother's passing but choosing an alternative funeral for my mother. When it comes to thinking about it, there are many ways in which you can say “I love you” one more time at the funeral of your loved one. Traditional funerals are often being replaced by original funerals which are far more personal and individual funerals as the life of the person you are saying goodbye to. Lodge Brothers have extensive experience assisting families with special funeral requests and will also provide you with various alternate ideas for the day. A funeral is always sad but can it can also be beautiful, simple, sentimental and heartfelt event that can give you peace of mind knowing that you have celebrated someone’s life in the most respectful and positive way possible.

22Nov/12Off

Personalise your funeral the way you want to be remebered

Personalise your funeral, say “goodbye” your way with pre paid funeral plans from Lodge Brothers

Throughout life we are defined by our personality, our actions and how we interact with those around us. We believe this should continue with your last act in this world. We encourage you to think about things now so that your life and personality shine through, at your final goodbye.

Funeral planning doesn't have to be difficult, Lodge Brothers are there to make it as easy and with Pre Paid Funerals they can be memorable too.

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13Nov/12Off

Plan ahead with one of our many funeral plans available

WHY PLAN YOUR FUNERAL?

The Benefits of funeral planning and pre paid funeral plans

Arranging and paying for your funeral now will not only save your loved ones money in the future, but will also save them from the anxiety and emotion of trying to guess what your funeral preferences would have been.

Costs are fixed and are based on today’s prices. It doesn't matter how long in the future your funeral occurs it will cost no more than if it happened today.

Click here to find out more about Pre Paid Funerals and Pre Paid Funeral Plans UK