Changing face of the funeral industry

Working in the Funeral industry aged 20 and female comes with its challenges from the very beginning. I believe that most people when knocking on the door of a funeral home would expect to be greeted by a gentleman that has years of experience within the industry. What I didn’t realise was that this perception would be an obstacle I would have to deal with quite frequently.

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A letter to mom in heaven

Hi Mom,

Time flies and its 4 years since you have passed away. How are you there?

Mom, I miss the time that we spent together. You taught me so many things. Although we argued a lot when you were here, I know that you wanted me to be a responsible, honest and hardworking person. I still remember how we spent a lot of time in the office together and I learnt so much from you. All the knowledge that you provided has become a treasure for me today. I deeply appreciate that.

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Funeral Directors

Did you know this about funeral directors?

After working in the funeral industry now for six years, having had no experience working with funeral directors, cemetery staff or anything to do with end of life planning, the one thing that continues to amaze me is the work that the funeral directors undertake. There is no other job in the world that I can think of where the business owners themselves and their staff are on call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. All of this, to serve families in their most difficult time and to bring some comfort to those in need.

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My Hero

I wanted to share with you this story which I hope means something to those that read this. This is the story of my father Grant McLean who left us on November 1, 2016 and is now looking down on my mum, my two brothers, my sister and our families. This little narrative is describing the journey of grief I am enduring and how I am finding comfort and strength with what is still a very emotional time.

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