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Episode #135 – Losing an Ex-spouse, and Other Disenfranchised Grief

September 19th, 2017

Have you ever experienced mourning that you couldn’t discuss? Have you ever had someone close to you die, but found that their death wasn’t acknowledged by those around you? Disenfranchised grief is not just about losing someone, as Valerie explains in this episode.

Episode #134 – Making Funeral Pre-arrangements – What You Need to Know

September 7th, 2017

Has anyone ever asked you about making funeral pre-arrangements? Do you ever think about how you’d like to be remembered by your loved ones after you’re gone? There’s more to making pre-arrangements for a memorial or funeral service than choosing songs, flowers, and a casket.

Episode #133 – Practical Tips to Help Seniors Deal with Loss and How to Thrive in Their Golden Years

August 16th, 2017

Do you ever wish you had a list of resources to help an seniors deal with loss? Are you feeling helpless because you have an elderly loved one who isn’t thriving in their golden years? Fortunately there are resources for the elderly dealing with this, and they are right here in the Greater Vancouver area.

Episode #132 – Helping Seniors Deal with Loss

August 9th, 2017

If you want to know more about helping seniors deal with loss, 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 offers advice on the topic. Senior family members and friends need to find a new normal that respects loss if they’re going to live life to the fullest. This interview is a chance to learn how to help them achieve it.

Episode #131 – Using Family Records and Family History to Incorporate into a Funeral Service

August 1st, 2017

Do you ever wonder what family history gets lost when a person passes away? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to keep a record of those memories? There are tasteful, heartfelt ways to incorporate these things in funeral and memorial services.

Episode #130 – Meeting the Needs of the Caregiver

July 20th, 2017

Have you ever thought about life from a caregiver’s point of view? Have you or someone you know felt overwhelmed with the emotional and physical exhaustion of caring for another? Caregivers often put their own needs aside to be there for a dying person so meeting the needs of the caregiver is critical.

Episode #129 – Scattering Ashes at Sea Funeral Services

July 5th, 2017

Do you know about some alternatives to traditional burial or interment services in Vancouver? Would your family prefer a unique way to scatter a loved one’s ashes? Scattering ashes at sea is a popular way to celebrate the life of a loved one lost.

Episode #128 – What Is Funeral Pre-Planning Versus Pre-Arranging Funeral Services?

June 19th, 2017

Have you talked to your family about your funeral or memorial wishes? Would you like to save them the added burden of trying to guess at how you might have wanted them to celebrate your life after you’re gone? Funeral pre-planning and pre-arranging funeral services offer many benefits.

Episode #127 – Young Children and Response to Death

June 10th, 2017

Have you ever seen a child attend a funeral or memorial service? Do you know a child who has suffered the loss of a beloved friend or family member? Children do not grieve in the same way that adults mourn the passing of someone they care about.

Episode #126 – Grieving Alone – When a Person Doesn’t Have Someone to Support Them in Their Grief

June 1st, 2017

If you want to know more about grieving alone, 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 offers grief resources and advice to help.

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