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So far Michael Blain has created 5 blog entries.

Why should I see a doctor?

By |2020-06-30T21:34:11+02:00June 30th, 2020|Blog, Burials, Coffins and Caskets, Cremations, Uncategorized|

You ask yourself "why should I see a doctor?" You’re healthy. You haven’t seen a doctor in years. You look after yourself and you are proud of your self-care. So, what’s wrong with this scenario? While it is wonderful that you are so healthy, what happens if something unforeseen occurs and you suddenly pass [...]

How to help young children cope with death

By |2020-05-11T09:59:32+02:00May 11th, 2020|Blog|

Parents often ask us how to help young children cope with death and for advice on how to explain the death of a loved one to their young children. Our instinct is to protect our children and to shield them from pain and sadness. However, children are intuitive and sense when something is wrong. [...]

Covid-19’s impact on death, families and funeral arrangements

By |2020-03-23T14:37:25+02:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

We are all experiencing uncertainty and anxiety with the onslaught of the Corona virus pandemic, including Covid-19's impact on death, families and funeral arrangements. Governments have taken extreme measures around the world to reduce transmission and this is having a devastating impact on our economy, our family life and our society. Even when Covid-19 [...]

Know what to do when a loved one passes away

By |2019-10-16T22:02:48+02:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Will you know what to do when a loved one passes away in hospital? Your mind will be flooded with emotions and grief - hardly a time for logical, rational thought. In amongst all the machines, the medical staff, the other patients and your distraught family members you will soon have to make some [...]

To bury or to cremate? How to say goodbye to a loved one.

By |2019-09-05T12:05:03+02:00September 5th, 2019|Burials, Cremations|

The title of the article is difficult to contemplate.  With all the other emotions you are feeling, dealing with the practicalities of death is unfamiliar and stressful. At Sonja Smith Funeral Group we are often asked about the choice between cremation and burial. We have written this article to explain and highlight some [...]