The Funeral Process

Where are my options for cemeteries in Sydney?

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In this blog post we will list some of the options for cemeteries here in Sydney. We will go over some of the options in the Eastern Suburbs, the Shire, South-Western Suburbs, Northern Beaches, North-Western Suburbs, and the Western Suburbs. There are many other small cemeteries that may not be listed here, but these are the […]

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Organ & Tissue Donation

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Anyone can save a life! Whether you’re 18 or 108 you can apply to save someone’s life by making the decision to donate your organs and/or tissues before you have passed away. On the Australian Government’s Organ and Tissues Authorities webpage you can find some questions that may be very helpful in deciding whether or […]

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Complicated Grief

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What you should know  What is complicated grief? Of course, everyone is capable of understanding what grief is when they lose someone they love. Complicated grief is a little more complex than just grief itself. The RACGP says that 10% of people that experience a loss experience trouble with complicated grief. Some, if not all, […]

What's in a Funeral?

Dove Release

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Make a funeral or memorial service special with an extra touch of peace and love. Dove releases can be the perfect ending to a funeral and a symbolic start to letting go of a passed loved one’s spirit. With the help of White Doves R Us Ian J. Arthur & Sons can give your loved […]

What's in a Funeral?

Balloon Releases

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Balloon releases have become popular to celebrate a life and symbolise letting go of a passed loved one. Balloon releases are seen as an outlet for the spirit to carry on. At the end of a ceremony, it is a marvellous gesture to create an angelic and charming display.  You should note if you choose […]

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Know What Your Loved One Wants

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This blog is here to help you to decide which option would be best for you or your loved one when they pass. Many people come to us at Ian J. Arthur & Sons when it is time to create a funeral for their loved ones and often times people say, “Well, I just don’t […]

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Preplanning a Funeral

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This world is a crazy place, anything can happen at any time. What if you could prepare for the inevitable in advance? It’s very possible to plan in advance for your own funeral. Here at Ian J. Arthur & Sons, we team up with Funeral Plan Management who are dedicated to providing funeral benefits and […]

What's in a Funeral?

Tinguian Village, Philippines

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There are many many different funeral traditions for Filipino people. This Filipino tradition grabbed my attention as being much different than anything I could have imagined. The Tinguian village people take funerals very serious. After someone dies their body is “bathed so that the soul may be clean” (Cole, Gutenberg p. 282). After they have […]