Making the Funeral About the one who Died

Making the Funeral About the one who Died

Posted on February 5, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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A “personalized” funeral is not just for the rich and famous. When someone we love dies, we want to remember that person. We want to celebrate the life that was lived. A life story does not have to have a dramatic plot twist or culminate in fame and riches to be worthy of remembrance. So, […]

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Why don’t we celebrate life while the person is alive?

Why don’t we celebrate life while the person is alive?

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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Interesting question, isn’t it? The person asking the question had recently attended what he described as a “fabulous funeral.” Turns out the funeral was billed as a celebration of life. Our questioner, Mark, attended because the person who died was the mother of a co-worker he had worked with for more than 30 years. Mark […]

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What to expect at a funeral

What to expect at a funeral

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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We’ve all been there. Going to a funeral can be a little daunting, especially if it’s your first or if it’s been awhile since you attended one. Let’s talk a little bit about some of the terms you will hear and what you can expect in general. There’s a great deal of variety in funeral […]

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How to dress for a funeral

How to dress for a funeral

Posted on September 23, 2020 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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First, understand that what you wear to the funeral is much less important than actually going to the funeral or gathering.  Don’t underestimate the value of your presence. Your kind words, shared stories, or even just a hug will mean a great deal to friends and family when there has been a death. Don’t let […]

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How to Say the Right Thing at a Funeral

How to Say the Right Thing at a Funeral

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First, take a deep breath and relax. We all worry that we’ll say the wrong thing. Second, know that you don’t have to be eloquent. While we wish it were so, you can’t make everything all better with a few words. Here are a few simple ideas to keep in mind to be sure you […]

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