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Episode #139 – Designing Permanent Memorials

November 24th, 2017

Did you ever walk through a cemetery and wonder about the tombstones? Who designs, creates, and maintains these permanent memorials to honor our departed loved ones? If you make this kind of investment, you should know what to expect at each stage of the process.

Episode #138 – Exploring Cultural Funeral Traditions

November 21st, 2017

Different cultures have different traditions for creating memorial services for their loved ones lost. Are you aware of the various cultural funeral traditions that exist in Vancouver?

Episode #137 – When a Loved One is Requesting “No Funeral Service”

November 10th, 2017

Have you ever heard of someone requesting no funeral service? Do you ever consider not having a funeral service yourself? When this happens, loved ones face the challenge of honouring the deceased’s final wishes while allowing themselves a time of mourning.

Episode #136 – Coping with Tragedy in the News

October 25th, 2017

Have you ever found yourself mourning someone you do not personally know? Does tragedy in the news upset you, as if you’d lost a loved one? When media alerts citizens about a tragedy in the news, many people share the emotions of the people who experienced it firsthand.

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.

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