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Apr
23

Anzac Day 2021

ANZAC Day holds a very special place in the psyche of Australians. 106 years after the initial landing of the ANZACS at Gallipoli, the significance of the event and the subsequent wars and conflicts around the world remain with us. Celebrant Mel Lawson shares her thoughts...

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Dec
17

As Christmas approaches... be aware of elephants

Robyn O'Connell is a Funeral Celebrant and the Founder of the Rebecca Jane Foundation - a volunteer run charity helping families who are experiencing financial hardship as well as going through the heartbreaking loss of a baby. The foundation is named after Robyn's own baby girl who passed away at almost 10 months of age.  In today's blog, Robyn is sharing her thoughts on what it's like to grieve through 'happy family occasions' such as Christmas...

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Guest — Carmel Webster

Thank you Robyn for your insig...

Thank you Robyn for your insight into a timely subject of Christmas. Just yesterday we had (my side of the family) Christmas lunc... Read More
Monday, 21 December 2020 19:37
Guest — Sue Middlewood

Great blog

Thank you Robyn so beautifully said. We find we have to acknowledge out loud our children who have died and have a drink to them b... Read More
Friday, 18 December 2020 16:53
Leslie Ridgeway

Sometimes the risk of embracin...

Thank you Robyn. This is beautifully written. I am an advocate of talking about elephants in the room (unless it is just too overb... Read More
Friday, 18 December 2020 16:50
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Nov
05

Different ways to remember

Memorialising people and events is an important part of grieving. When we mark our history through memorials we ensure that we will not forget and that there is something concrete for future generations to see, and learn about their past.  

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Nov
02

Day of the Dead

This week Mexicans will be gathering to pray, remember and celebrate those who have died.  There are so many ways that many cultures remember their loved ones after they've died.  Celebrant Mel Lawson from Oberon, NSW is sharing a few with us...

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Aug
27

Are Memorials the new Funerals?

More people are opting for Memorials for their loved ones instead of a funeral service, so it begs the question - What is a Memorial Service and how does it differ from a traditional Funeral Ceremony? Celebrant Leslie Ridgeway from Ocean Grove in Victoria is going to take is through the details....

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Oct
21

Remembering Loved Ones

The 11th of November is Remembrance Day.  This is the day we pay our respects to those soldiers who died in the First World War.  It marks the day the war ended and at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month we observe a minute silence to remember and think about all the people who have died in wars since.  There are lots of ways to remember our loved ones after they've died - here are just a few ideas...

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