Few things are as potentially sombre and tear-provoking as funerals for those we love. That being said, the ability to grieve for and remember those we love is one of the great testaments to the human capacity for empathy and depth of feeling. As John Donne so beautifully put it, “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.” That beautifully resonant and enduring humanism is as strong today as ever. Authors from Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson to Jorge Luis Borges have commemorated death and remembrance secularly, while religious burial rites continue to provide comfort for followers around the world.
The best funeral directors in Gloucester are proud to help families and friends who have recently lost a loved one get through this difficult time with support and comfort, all the while simultaneously helping them plan for the service.
Some of the most of the most important services that funeral directors and homes can provide include the following:
- Floral arrangements to commemorate the deceased
- Musical arrangements to be played during the deceased’s service
- Religious rites performed by elders within a given religion
- Customisable means by which to shape the funeral service to honour the deceased
One of the most important services that a funeral home can offer is grief counselling. To be overwhelmed by the passing of a loved one is entirely human. It is therefore the duty of grief counsellors to help those struggling with this newfound burden to deal with it as best as they can.
The best funeral directors thus serve to help families and friends whilst honouring the deceased.