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Episode #123 – Preparing for the Death of a Loved One

April 18th, 2017
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How can we make the best of the time we have with a loved one who will be passing soon? What can we do to prepare to lose someone who is near and dear to our heart? Knowing what to expect in this situation can be a weight off your shoulders when you’re facing a loved one’s death.

Episode #122 – Pre-Arranging Funeral Arrangements is Truly A Gift For The Family

April 11th, 2017
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Did you ever wonder how your family would celebrate your life after you’ve passed away? Have you ever wished you could make your own arrangements to save them the heartache? You may be surprised at all the benefits of pre-arranging funeral arrangements, as this is a big gift for the living.

Episode #121 – Funeral Service Embalmer’s Perspective and Role

March 29th, 2017
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Have you ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes of a funeral home? Do you ever wonder what funeral practices are like from the point of view of an employee? This special insight can help us overcome fear of the unknown when it comes to attending funeral services. There are many functions in a funeral home and one includes the funeral service embalmers role and what their position entails.

Episode #120 – Caregiver Grief in Terminal Illness and Bereavement

March 17th, 2017
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Are you aware of the grief caregivers feel after a loss? Do you know how to recognize unresolved grief in yourself as a caregiver for someone with a health issue? Caregivers have unique emotional needs, especially when mourning the loss of a patient. Today we will discuss caregiver grief in terminal illness and bereavement.

Episode #119 – Grief Support for Different Personality Types

March 10th, 2017
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If you want to know more about grief support for different personality types, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds discusses the topic with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services.

Episode #118 – Questions Answered About Post Funeral Etiquette

February 27th, 2017
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If you want to know more about post funeral etiquette, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds talks with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services, who answers questions on this top

Episode #117 – How to Express Condolences when Someone Dies

February 18th, 2017
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When someone dies, do you find yourself at a loss for words? Are you unsure how to express condolences without sounding awkward or feeling inadequate? Knowing basic decorum for sending condolences before the need arises can help prevent emotional discomfort.

Episode #116 – Blended Families and Funerals – Coming Together to Honor Wishes

February 8th, 2017
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Are you aware of the challenges facing blended families? Can you imagine how a death in the family might intensify these challenges? Even the most amicable families, blended or not, can be prone to strife when grieving the loss of a loved one. This episode is dedicated to blended families and funerals, where we explore some of the issues and offer suggestions from years of experience.

Episode #115 – The Fentanyl Crisis in Vancouver, B.C.

February 1st, 2017
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Have you heard about the fentanyl crisis in Vancouver, B.C.? Are you aware of how this drug affects the community? In December, 2016, within a 24-hour period, nine residents of Vancouver died from fentanyl overdose. Although the government continues pouring funds into public health emergency responses, people continue to die from overdose. Are you aware of how this may affect the funeral home and its staff?

Episode #114 – Having a Dignified Funeral with Limited Finances: There Are Low Cost Funeral Options

January 27th, 2017
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Have you ever looked at the cost of having a funeral service? Are you at a loss for how to memorialize someone with dignity on your limited budget or thinking you need to explore low cost funeral options? Not having enough funds to cover the cost of a funeral for a loved one lost is a real concern in today’s economy.

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