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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.

Episode #113 – Ideas For Making a Funeral Service Unique

January 18th, 2017
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Don’t loved ones lost deserve to be memorialized in a unique way? Would you know where to begin when planning a special funeral or memorial service with ideas for making a funeral service unique? Today’s funeral service might contain unique or traditional elements, or a mixture of both styles.

Episode #112 – Funeral Home Careers: Questions about Working in the Funeral Profession

December 15th, 2016
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Do you wonder what it’s like to work in a funeral chapel? Do you know what education is necessary to work as a funeral director? The funeral procession offers jobs that require skills, education, and experience just like working in any other industry.

Episode #111 – The Duties of the Executor of an Estate

November 30th, 2016
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If you want to know more about what happens to assets after a person dies, 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 about the duties of an executor of an estate.

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