Grief / Bereavement

A daughters eulogy

I clutched the bundle of handwritten notes tightly in my hands.  For the last half-an-hour people had been streaming in but now the chapel was quiet and all eyes were focused on the Celebrant welcoming everyone to the Funeral and Celebration of Life of my much-loved, recently departed father. It’s curious that, apart from weddings,… Read more »

The fundamental shift in mourning and funeral customs

The twentieth century has seen some changes with the way we deal with funerals and how we grieve, why is this so? The fundamental shift in mourning and funeral customs during the twentieth century was influenced by a combination of factors. These included:- advances in medical science; the evolution of the study of psychology; the… Read more »