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The Grief Centre - Part 2

The Grief Centre - Part 2

Not everyone cries. Not everyone feels their loss immediately or in the same way. But no one should be judged because “every grieving person looks different ...
The Grief Centre - Part 1

The Grief Centre - Part 1

Experiencing the death of a loved one changes us and our world as we know it. So what happens once the funeral is over and that initial outpouring of support ...
Receptions Unite, Nourish & Give Us a Path Forward

Receptions Unite, Nourish & Give Us a Path Forward

The smell, the presentation, the sharing of food and drink, bring us together, nourish our spirits, warm us from the inside, and help us to feel a little more whole.
Unattended Cremation: You Deserve the Best of Care

Unattended Cremation: You Deserve the Best of Care

You can choose an unattended cremation for yourself or a loved one and still deal with the local family business with a proven reputation for excellence, and people you trust.
Taking the Time to Talk About Funerals

Taking the Time to Talk About Funerals

If you have the opportunity to talk about what you and your loved ones wish from a funeral before you are experiencing the pain and stress of grief and loss, it can make a real difference.
Music Connects and Speaks for Us

Music Connects and Speaks for Us

Music plays such a soothing, healing, spiritual and energising role in our lives from our earliest days that it makes perfect sense it is also an essential part of our funerals.
Love, Loss & Grief

Love, Loss & Grief

Without love there is no grief, but who wants to live without love?
‘Happy’ Times Can Be Tough

‘Happy’ Times Can Be Tough

If you have lost someone special, especially in the past year, you might be questioning where the joy is this Christmas season, or how you can possibly have a “Happy Birthday”.
Why funerals are important

Why funerals are important

Did you know that the best way to move forward is sometimes to look backwards?
Grief, stress and caring

Grief, stress and caring

Sometimes as carers, it’s difficult to acknowledge that we need to also care for ourselves.
Have you truly acknowledged your loved one’s death?

Have you truly acknowledged your loved one’s death?

This may seem a strange question, but these days too often we are urged to simply dispose of the body of a loved one...
Helping children deal with grief

Helping children deal with grief

We all want to protect our kids from any form of hurt or sadness but, since we don’t live in a perfect world, the best we can do is give them the tools to deal with sadness and grief.
Memories Book is the Gift of a Lifetime

Memories Book is the Gift of a Lifetime

Too often, long-time funeral director Don Burstows has witnessed families "saying goodbye and wishing they knew more".
A word about funeral costs

A word about funeral costs

Funeral Directors are like any other professional or businessperson…those who charge the least intend to do the least, they can’t afford to do otherwise.  
The Journey to Healing

The Journey to Healing

A meaningful funeral experience is vital to the present and long-term mental and emotional health of those grieving. It helps us move from life before a death to life after a death.
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In the event of a death in the family, contact Burstows without delay. A funeral director is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will provide help and guidance from the first contact.