It’s always sad to hear that an independently owned funeral business has been sold to one of the big three corporate chains. It’s even more so when the company concerned is one that has been on the Good Funeral Guide ‘Recommended’ list for years. So when we were told by
So that was 2017, over and done with. It was quite a year in Funeralworld. We lost one of the brightest stars, the founder of the Death Cafe movement, Jon Underwood, who died on 27th June 2017, tragically young at 44. Jon’s legacy is not only his two
To: The CEO of the North Devon Hospice Dear Stephen Roberts It is with sadness and grave misgivings that I have learned of your decision to throw in your lot with Hospice Funerals. Any new business is a gamble, but I think you’re risking more than money in this
All finalists in this category showed not only great floristry skills but also an understanding of the sensitivity needed to work with clients who have been bereaved. The importance of having a good working relationship with funeral directors is also paramount, and the judges took this into consideration when
‘The judges decided to introduce an additional award not listed as a category in the 2017 awards, in response to an entry for the Most Significant Contribution to the Understanding of Death. This award is going to a product which, in the judges’ opinion, will impact positively on the experience
A report by Matilda Munro This blog post is an adapted version of a project completed by Matilda Munro in October 2016 as part of her Natural Sciences BSc at the Open University. In the United Kingdom there are two main methods for disposing of the dead: cremation and burial.
June is nearly here and with that comes two wonderful opportunities to meet with the Good Funeral Guide team, make some new friends from the #GoodFuneralGuild and talk all things funeral related whilst eating cake. A Guild Gig On Saturday 3rd June from 12pm, #GoodFuneralGuild member and all round
If you were at the crematorium this afternoon because someone has died, I’m sorry. If you were at the crematorium this afternoon because someone has died, and you used the conveniences only to find them in the condition above, then on behalf of the UK funeral industry, I’m not only
Whatever your political persuasion, come June 9th it’s likely you’ll be all politicked out after yet another trip to the polling booth. We know we will. What better way to switch off from the endless analysis that will undoubtedly fill the media when the polls have closed than to head
Grief Works is a collection of beautifully written stories of the many clients Julia Samuel has dealt with in 25 years of working with grief. She writes about how she’s helped people to deal with the deaths of their parents, partners, siblings and children and face their own mortality.