Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

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Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

As the manager of a home for physically and intellectually challenged children, I have a variety of jobs. One special job is organising a funeral when one of our angels passes on. My goal is to make the occasion joyous and comforting for the families of the children. Our carers also develop strong bonds with these children, and the service is a release of emotion for them as well. Over the years, I have worked with many excellent funeral directors and developed a range of options that make each service unique and memorable. In recent times, friends have started to ask me for advice when they find themselves in the difficult situation of organising a funeral. I have created this blog as I realise that textbooks and school lessons really don't prepare you for this important task. I wish you well.

Choosing the Right Funeral Home for an Asian Service

If you are looking to plan a funeral that incorporates Asian customs and practices, consider choosing a professional home and director. The process of arranging a distinctive funeral service without adequate knowledge of the industry is overwhelming. For instance, acquiring the right resources like suitable caskets can be challenging. Therefore, consult a professional with experience for assistance. If you do not know a suitable funeral home, use these simple tips to find a good fit.

Check the Style Options

When choosing a funeral home, consider the different styles of funerals offered. Multiple options for Asian services will ensure that you find the best match for your needs. For instance, you can select a traditional or contemporary funeral service. The complexity of traditional services can be high. Therefore, discuss the specific details before choosing a funeral home or a director. Alternatively, opt for a modern funeral with elements of traditional customs if you are not interested in incorporating all practices.

Also, think about choosing a funeral home with the capability to organise religious services. This consideration is crucial if the departed or the family members are religious individuals. Keep in mind that some homes do not deal with all religions. Therefore, check with the different companies before choosing a compatible one. Most good companies cater to common religious customers like Christians, Buddhists and Taoists. Additionally, check for nondenominational services if you do not want to focus on specific organised practices.

Inquire about Languages

If you are planning a funeral with extended family members and friends, consider the possible issue of a language barrier. This factor is crucial if elders are attending or relatives are travelling from abroad to attend the funeral. Moreover, in some cases, holding a funeral in the deceased's mother tongue might convey more care and honour for their lives. Therefore, choose a funeral home that can help you bridge any language barriers. For instance, some companies have multilingual funeral directors to handle communications or even conduct the ceremony.

Discuss Essential Resources 

If you have time, you can search for essential resources for the funeral such as caskets, urns and flowers. However, purchasing these items independently is a challenge during this period of grieving. Therefore, select a funeral home with suitable products for use in your planned funeral. Inquire about the options that might be compatible with the chosen funeral style. If there are no available products, discuss the possibility of the funeral home acquiring appropriate products from a third-party provider for optimal convenience.  

If your family would like specialised services, work with Asian funeral services.