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Ideas For Memorializing Your Loved One After The Service

Each and every culture has its own unique traditions for memorializing your loved one. And the origins of memorialization can be traced all the way back to 35,000 B.C. Honoring the memory of a dece...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Grief - What Is "Normal"?

Grief affects people differently, and it’s essential to remember there isn’t a 'normal' way to express sorrow. At George Darte Funeral Chapel, we have worked with many grieving families that have l...
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Monday, January 16, 2023

When Does Grief Become Depression?

To live is to experience loss, and loss is an inescapable part of the cycle of life. You can't measure grief in days or weeks. Cultural and contextual variables influence how it manifests, and indi...
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Friday, January 6, 2023

5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After A Death

When a loved one dies, the traditional holiday season can be challenging to celebrate with family and friends over a delicious meal. Still, it seems only natural to go through the motions of the ho...
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Monday, December 19, 2022

The Pros and Cons of Wooden Caskets

Organizing a small, intimate funeral service for a loved one may appear to be a difficult task. Funeral expenses can quickly mount, so it's critical to budget for items such as candles, bouquets, f...
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Friday, November 25, 2022

How Much Do Cremation Urns Cost?

These days, cremation is much more popular than burial due to various factors, such as personal preference, environmental friendliness, and cost. Following cremation, the family receives the cremai...
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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Important Facts To Know About Green Burials

Funeral rites are sometimes planned per established customs, although there are always exceptions. Some people like to prearrange their funerals to ensure everything happens as they'd hoped, while ...
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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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What Cremation Caskets are Available for Purchase?

An intact, totally flammable container must be rigidly put inside the cremation room whenever a body is cremated. This container can be anything from a conventional casket to a box made of cardboar...

How Long Can A Person Be On Hospice?

If your doctor has suggested hospice care for you or a loved one, you may wonder how long patients typically remain in hospice care. It is impossible to respond universally to that question because...

Documentation To Have In Place Before Death

Realizing that you will die someday is a sobering thought, but it is a fact of life that cannot be avoided. The most challenging aspect of estate planning for the typical American is often just get...

Creating New Family Traditions After Loss

George Darte Funeral Home has witnessed many families struggle to recover their sense of joy following a death. If your loved one has passed away, you could find that the holidays no longer bring y...

Common Funeral Director Misconceptions

In many contexts, the concept of a funeral director also called an undertaker, is misunderstood. Our goal at George Darte Funeral Home is to clear up some funeral director misconceptions and misund...

Can I Scatter Cremated Remains In A Public Place?

It is common practice in Canada to disperse cremains in various permitted outdoor locations. However, there are some guidelines you should follow to ensure you are not working against any laws. Geo...

5 Things to Do with your Loved One's Ashes

If a deceased person's wishes were to be cremated, their remains would be returned to their family after the cremation was completed. The staff at George Darte Funeral Home Service has observed tha...