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Funerals

When Your Parents Die, What Happens?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 14, 2018 / 13 Comments

Someone said to me recently that when your parents die, if they are old, have led a good life, and are ready to go, then you don’t grieve so much. I have recently discovered both the truth and untruth of this, when my Dad died on 25th September, and then my Mum died just a…

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Taking a Child to a Funeral: Yes or No?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

I watched my friend’s 5-year old peer down into the tiny grave. Surrounded by a group of somber people in the small churchyard, some sobbing, he was curious to see what was in the bottom of this hole in the ground. We were gathered to say goodbye to a tragedy – a baby who had…

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How Did Coffins Used to Get Transported? Along the Coffin Trails…

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Coffin Trail is the old track along which coffins had to be carried before St Mary’s Church in Ambleside in the Lake District was consecrated in 1821. In those days, the dead had to be carried along this trail, to St Oswald’s Church in Grasmere, the home of famous poet, Wordsworth. As we walked…

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Cost of Funerals Rising More and More

By Jane Duncan Rogers / September 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

Cost of funerals these days is going up. No-one wants to know of course. Until they get a big shock (at a time when they are least able to deal with it). The 2016 Cost of Dying Report from SunLife Insurance shows that:     Just 1% know ALL the deceased’s funeral wishes 22% don’t…

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