A Life Well-Lived: Remembering Your Loved One With a Wake

Wakes: From Past to Present Holding a wake for a loved one who’s passed on is an old and beloved tradition, but today’s wakes bear little resemblance to the wakes of our ancestors. While, historically, wakes were solemn vigils intended to watch over and protect a loved one from the [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:34:48+00:00February 1st, 2019|News|1 Comment

Steps to take following the passing of a loved one

Losing someone you love is among the hardest things in life, but understanding the steps that can be taken after a loved one dies can help make a difficult time a little bit easier. We’ve rounded up some steps you can take after the death of a loved one. Olsens-Ebook

By |2019-04-07T23:51:05+00:00December 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Choosing Between a Burial and a Cremation for a Funeral Service

When you’re pre-planning your funeral service or you’re planning a service for a loved one who has passed on, one of the things you need to answer will be whether you want a burial or a cremation. There are many reasons for choosing one option or the other, but [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:35:40+00:00December 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How to Better Cope with Grief and Loss

Grief is both a physical and emotional reaction to the loss of a loved one. Because grief can happen for a lot of different reasons, and each person has different ways to cope with that grief, it can take some time for anyone who’s dealing with grief. Well-known psychiatrist, Elizabeth [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:36:03+00:00November 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Tips to designing a bespoke, memorable funeral – an event worth reminiscing

Nowadays, more and more people are using funeral memorials to celebrate life. For the most part, memorials are done to remember someone and gives us a chance to reflect on the life they have lived. Whether you are planning for someone else’s funeral or your own, there are many ways [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:36:34+00:00October 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Rethinking the traditional memorial: funerals of tomorrow and beyond.

Funeral memorials and rituals have evolved over time and will continue to do so with technology, environmental sustainability and other societal forces impacting the industry. In our previous blog, we explored the history of funeral traditions and rituals, exploring mummification and the evolution of funerals as a profession. In this [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:36:57+00:00August 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The history of humans caring for their dead and the evolution of funeral directors, funeral traditions and rituals

For as long as human beings have cared for their dead there have been funeral directors, funeral traditions and rituals. These have formed an important part of how communities and individuals expressed their grief and mourning. This has been so for thousands of years and they are understood as an [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:37:21+00:00July 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The details to consider when planning a funeral

At Olsens Funerals, we fully understand that grief is personal and that it needs to be experienced individually. While there is healing power in mourning as a group, everyone grieves in their own way. This can be particularly difficult for someone who is both grieving and faced with planning a [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:37:57+00:00July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The financial benefits of a prepaid funeral

While no one likes to think about the inevitability of death, preparing for funeral expenses ahead of time is a great way to ensure that your family is not left with financial burden when you are gone. While there are several different options available to ensure that your funeral expenses [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:31:07+00:00June 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

With one car and a lot of faith…

With one car, very little cash and a lot of faith, our founder Henning Naesborg set up his Shire Taxi Service at Sutherland Railway station. Years later, 1944 Sutherland Shire’s first funeral business and registered business name HN Olsen and Company evolved to serve the community as a funeral home. [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:39:29+00:00June 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments
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