What to Wear to a Summer Funeral: Helpful Tips For Clothing & Footwear

Funeral etiquette can be difficult to navigate if you have never attended a funeral before, or are less familiar with the type of funeral you are due to attend. With the warmer months ahead (and even with the sunnier days we’ve had in Dundee recently!) we wanted to share some additional tips and extend the…

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How To Write An Obituary (With Examples)

Writing an obituary can be a significant part of the grieving process and provides a chance to celebrate the life of your loved one, connect with friends and family during a difficult time, and share important details about the funeral arrangements that will allow people to pay their respects.  We hope this guide will provide…

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How To Write A Funeral Tribute Or Eulogy (With Examples)

In times of grief, finding the strength to craft a heartfelt funeral tribute or eulogy can be a daunting task as many people find it difficult to fully express their emotions after a loss. However, for many others, sharing memories can also provide solace and comfort which is why tributes and eulogies have become a…

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Meaningful Ways To Commemorate Someone (At Any Budget)

Losing a loved one is sadly an inevitable part of life, however, finding meaningful ways to honour their memory can bring peace and comfort during times of grief. There are numerous ways to keep someone’s legacy going and therefore no singular “right” way to honour a life, however, we hope the list of suggestions below…

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Funerals vs Celebrations of Life: Understanding the Differences

When a loved one passes away, planning a meaningful farewell can be a complex and emotional process. While there are many ways to honour someone, two of the most common options are funerals and celebrations of life. Each option offers a distinct approach to commemorating the person who has passed, with the key differences being…

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What To Wear At A Funeral

Attending a funeral is a solemn occasion that requires respectful and appropriate attire, which may be daunting if you’ve never attended a funeral before, or you’re unfamiliar with customs and norms in the area where you are attending the funeral, or if you simply do not feel you have suitable clothes for the occasion. Within…

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Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One During The Holiday Season

Losing a loved one is a painful experience and the holiday season can heighten feelings of isolation and sadness, especially in the first year. If you’ve recently lost a loved one (or are close to someone who has), it’s understandable you may not be feeling the most festive – this is why we have put…

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What To Bring (And What Not To Bring) To A Funeral

As funeral etiquette and expectations will naturally vary between cultures, different generations, and even between those within your familiar circles, it’s understandable that attending a funeral can bring uncertainties and anxiety alongside the emotional toll of losing a loved one. To help make the process a little easier, we have outlined a guide below sharing…

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What Is Involved In Planning A Funeral In Dundee?

In times of grief, the practical aspects of planning a funeral can add further stress to an already difficult situation, which is why the support and guidance of professional funeral directors can make a significant difference in ensuring a respectful and meaningful farewell for your loved one. As accredited members of the National Association of…

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Answering Your 24 Most Common Funeral Questions (Dundee & Tayside)

It is an unfortunate reality that each of us will inevitably encounter the loss of someone dear during our lifetime, and you may even be faced with the responsibility of helping to organise a funeral. Here at James Ashton & Son, we’ve been caring for families across Dundee and Tayside (and as far as St…

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