FUNERAL TRADITIONS: Why Carry Feet First

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The origins of the phrase ‘carried out feet first’ highlight another funeral superstition that has very practical origins. The phrase is used to express the idea that someone is so dedicated to something they will only give it up when they are dead, referencing the common practise of transporting a body feet first. There are […]

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WHY FUNERALS STILL MATTER

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We have had funerals since the beginning of time. No matter which culture you research, you will find evidence of funeral rites and traditions. Although we have seen a rise in direct cremation, due in part to the Covid pandemic, the human need to acknowledge a life and process a death still remains.  The funeral […]

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FUNERALS FOR AGEING PARENTS

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Taking care of your ageing parents isn’t just about taking care of their daily needs. It’s also about making plans for the future, especially when it comes to things like funeral planning. By helping your ageing parents make arrangements ahead of time means they’ll get the chance to tell you their wishes – you won’t […]

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FUNERAL TRADITIONS: Walking In Front Of The Hearse

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Why Do Funeral Directors Walk In Front Of The Hearse?⁠ Many of the funeral traditions we see today actually date back to the Victorian era⁠, with Queen Victoria’s public mourning of her husband, Prince Albert, having an influence on how we mourned our loved ones.⁠ Walking in front of the hearse (Paiging Away) most likely […]

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TIME TO RETHINK THE DEATH CARE SYSTEM

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You never stop learning in this business. And, it goes without saying that eziFunerals loves to learn more and more about the funeral profession. So, when we saw this article entitled “We Need to Rethink How We manage Death-Care” by Professor Tamara Kohn, Professor Michael Arnold, Dr Fraser Allison, Dr Hannah Gould, Samuel Holleran, University of […]

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MY FUNERAL: Should I Prepay? – That’s the question!

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Should you prepay your funeral in advance? According to Moneysmart, a commonwealth government website that helps Australians take control of their money, funerals can cost from $4,000 for a basic cremation to around $15,000 for a more elaborate burial. A typical funeral will have these costs: funeral director fees transport coffin death certificate permits (for example, for a […]

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