No matter where it’s held, a funeral is a structured ceremony, with a beginning, middle and end. Each is intended to engage the living participants in activities which will transform their status within the community, provide mourners with a collective grieving experience, and celebrate a life lived. It’s a socially acceptable way for members of a community to reaffirm and express their social attachments.
A service pays special tribute to the person’s life. Among its purposes, it helps us acknowledge the death, remember the life and activate support during this naturally difficult time.
The memorial service helps survivors face the reality of death, which is the first big step toward taking grief from the inside and allowing us to express it on the outside through mourning.
When a friend or loved one dies or death is expected to take place soon, there are many details to take care of. This can be a very stressful time. You are grieving and may have assumed a great responsibility by taking on the task of making funeral arrangements for someone you care about.
We know that losing a loved one is the worst of times – stress and grief in equal measure. You may still be struggling to come to terms with what’s happened and also carrying the burden of expectation that you’ll be the one to arrange everything. The burden of responsibility is huge.
At Compare Funerals we aim to list all the funeral services in one place to help you decide on the right choice for your loved one.