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A Guide to Cremations
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A Guide to Cremations

At Jamieson Funeral Directors, we understand that the loss of a loved one is a profound and deeply personal journey.  Cremation services offer a meaningful way to honour their memory, reflecting the unique life...
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How to Choose a Memorial Stone for Your Loved One
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How to Choose a Memorial Stone for Your Loved One

Choosing a memorial stone for a loved one is a deeply personal and significant decision. It's a symbol of your love and respect for the unique personality of the individual who has passed away....
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5 Books to Support Your Child Through Grief
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5 Books to Support Your Child Through Grief

Grief is a profound and complex experience, especially for children. Books can be a gentle and effective way to help these young minds understand and cope with the loss of a loved one. Here...
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How Can I Make a Funeral Unique?
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How Can I Make a Funeral Unique?

If you’re planning a funeral for a loved one, it may be just as important to celebrate them as it is to remember them. One of the best ways to do so is by...
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What Is a Eulogy and How Do I Write One?
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What Is a Eulogy and How Do I Write One?

A eulogy is the formal name for a speech given to commemorate an individual’s life. Eulogies are typically delivered at funerals or memorial services and are often given by a family member or friend...
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Why Are Funerals Important?
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Why Are Funerals Important?

Funeral services are an occasion many families organise when a loved one dies. This memorial isn’t just a standard part of saying goodbye to the deceased, there are some very important reasons behind the...
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How Much Does a Cremation Cost?  
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How Much Does a Cremation Cost?  

Cremations are a common option for a loved one’s funeral. They are less expensive than burials, and you can choose the type of cremation you prefer depending on the deceased’s wishes and budget. Cremations,...
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What to Do with Your Loved One’s Ashes After Cremation  
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What to Do with Your Loved One’s Ashes After Cremation  

After a cremation service, family members receive their loved one’s ashes. At this point, it is often decided what will happen to the ashes. Sometimes, the departed will have had specific wishes about where...
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What To Write in a Condolence Book in the UK
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What To Write in a Condolence Book in the UK

Funerals provide a space to share your memories and support the family of the deceased. One simple way to do this is by writing in a condolence book. If you’re wondering what to write in...
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What is a Funeral Wake?
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What is a Funeral Wake?

Organising a wake is a common element in a funeral service. This celebration of life is dedicated to the deceased and is often an informal way to reminisce with family and friends. What is...
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How Many Pallbearers are Needed at a Funeral?
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How Many Pallbearers are Needed at a Funeral?

Pallbearers play an essential role at funeral services. But there are often questions about how to pick pallbearers and what to expect if you’re chosen for this important role. You might also be wondering,...
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What is The Difference Between a Coffin and a Casket?
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What is The Difference Between a Coffin and a Casket?

Choosing what your loved one will be laid to rest in is an important decision. Most people commonly select a coffin or casket. But, while these terms are often used interchangeably, they have a...
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What to Bring to a Funeral Service
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What to Bring to a Funeral Service

What you bring to a funeral often depends on your role during the service. However, there are several things that help make the day easier and more meaningful. So, knowing what to bring to...
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Direct Cremation or Traditional Cremation – What is the Difference?
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Direct Cremation or Traditional Cremation – What is the Difference?

When a loved one passes, there are many decisions to be made about the funeral arrangements. One of the main factors to consider is choosing between a direct or traditional cremation.   It’s helpful to...
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What Legal Documents Are Required For Funeral Arrangements?
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What Legal Documents Are Required For Funeral Arrangements?

When arranging a funeral for a loved one, several documents are needed before planning can go ahead. Understanding what paperwork is required during this difficult time can help to make the process more straightforward. ...
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What is a Prepaid Funeral Plan?  
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What is a Prepaid Funeral Plan?  

Arranging a funeral is an upsetting period for family and friends. However, choosing a prepaid funeral plan can relieve the financial worry at this already distressing time.   So, what is a prepaid funeral plan?...
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What is the Chapel of Rest? 
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What is the Chapel of Rest? 

The loss of a loved one is never easy. When they’re taken into the care of a funeral home, you can still visit them at the chapel of rest. To make things a little...
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What Questions Will a Funeral Director Ask?
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What Questions Will a Funeral Director Ask?

Losing a loved one is never easy and arranging a funeral can be tough, especially when your world has just been turned upside down. Whether you’ve organised a funeral before or it’s your first...
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What To Wear To a Funeral in The Summer?
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What To Wear To a Funeral in The Summer?

Deciding what to wear to a funeral when the weather is warm can be a challenge. On the one hand, it’s a relief not to have to worry about it being cold and wet...
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What to Say at a Funeral
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What to Say at a Funeral

It’s only natural to be unsure about what to say at a funeral. Because losing someone close can be very traumatic, comforting a bereaved person is far from easy. It is completely normal to...
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