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Clearing Out A Parent’s Home After Their Death – The Practical And Emotional Aspects

By |2020-09-16T13:18:12+02:00September 15th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

Clearing out your parent’s home after their death is both emotionally and physically taxing. Within a short space of time, you are required to consolidate a very dear person’s life, while grief is still deeply rooted in your heart. Memories will intrude as you walk from room to room in their home and see [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

About Voice of the Unborn Baby

By |2019-09-05T12:15:54+02:00May 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In SA, the Births & Deaths Registration Act 51 of 1992 defines Stillbirth as a child that has had at least 26 weeks of intra-uterine existence, but showed no sign of life after complete birth. Babies who die during the first 26 weeks of gestation, however, are currently being thrown away in red anatomical [...]

A Journey of Healing Grace

By |2020-09-09T10:17:06+02:00March 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Our Journey of Healing Grace workshops commenced 2 weeks ago. We took hands with Zelda Language, a Psychologist who experienced the trauma of baby loss herself and invited parents who suffered miscarriage/stillbirth/neonatal baby death to join us on this special journey. Little did I know. A whole new world opened for me! Also enrolled [...]

EVENING FUNERALS

By |2019-09-05T12:16:37+02:00March 25th, 2015|Evening Funerals, Uncategorized|

Sonja Smith Funeral Group has set a new ‘trend’ in the funeral profession where people now specifically request an evening funeral for themselves or their loved ones. Our first evening funeral was done with candles and choir music, commencing at 19:00 in the evening in a church where the lights were dimmed to create an ambience that [...]

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