ObitTree Blog

Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most renowned scientists has passed away at the age of 76. Hawking was one of the most recognizable faces in the science community. At the age of 21, he was diagnosed with ALS. Despite his illness, Hawking continued to make great strides in scientific research, specifically theoretical physics. Click here to learn more about his life.

If a friend or loved one has just lost someone close to them, it’s normal to feel uneasy about attending the funeral. Rest assured, attending a funeral and knowing what to say to someone who has lost a loved one doesn’t have to be difficult. To help you prepare and make sure you know what to say at a funeral, we have compiled a list of things you should and shouldn’t say

Nowadays, it is almost impossible to go to a funeral service without seeing flowers displayed. Even if you are unable to attend the service, many people choose to send flowers to express their condolences and be a part of the day nonetheless. To help you understand funeral flowers and everything you need to know about them, we’ve have created this helpful guide to assist you.

Each year, it seems that cremation services become more and more popular. Because of this, more and more families are beginning to plan memorial services. How do I plan a memorial service? What are some memorial service ideas? A lot of funeral directors have told us that they hear these questions almost every day. To help you make the planning process easier, check out the checklist we’ve created.

The food you serve at a funeral is an important part of any service. Families no longer want to mingle over plain old sandwiches. Funeral food has become the main event of some services with loved ones looking for food that wows as they celebrate the life of their loved one. Check out the latest funeral food trends that are transforming funeral services.

British actor John Mahoney has died at the age of 77. Best known for his role as Martin Crane in the hit television show Frasier, Mahoney was an accomplished actor and had a lengthy career. Learn more about his life and accomplishments here.

Traditional funerals, a celebration of life, or a memorial service are each distinctly different in their own ways. Whether you have been to one funeral or several, navigating these waters is never the same. The following are general rules for basic funeral behaviour. By following our funeral etiquette guidelines, you will feel prepared and ready for the service.

Casual, formal, business professional? While there is no specific dress code, wearing something that errs on the conservative side is always the safer bet. A funeral is a time to show your respect as you honor the life of the deceased, and your clothing should reflect that.

Experiencing grief is difficult. And experiencing grief during the holidays can feel ten times worse. There are many ways to cope with grief while still celebrating during the holidays. Whether it is learning to celebrate without a loved one or ways to keep your mind and body busy. This time of year doesn’t have to be something you wish you could fast forward through.

Plain and simple, it’s becoming more and more expensive to bury a loved one. Click here to learn how you can give your loved one a meaningful funeral service at a more affordable price.