Forever in Their Hearts
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Martin Brothers Funeral Services (mbfunerals.com/vancouver/) provides caring, dedicated and thoughtful service to families dealing with the loss of a loved one. We have four generations of funeral services experience and are here to guide you through all of the details, large and small, and always take the time to understand what is important to you and your family in your time of need. We have over 100 years of experience in funeral services and we are a funeral home in Vancouver who gives you affordable funeral services, funeral pre planning, cremation and burial services. We will make sure all of yours and your family's needs are met, and will be a guide in your time of need to ensure that your loved one lost is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Martin Brothers is here in your time of need, call today.
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Dealing with the Belongings After a Loss of a Loved One
What happens to someone’s personal belongings after they die? Are there ways besides photos to honor the memory of a loved one lost? The idiom “you can’t take it with you” holds a lot of truth, as when someone passes away their loved ones are left to deal with their belongings. Knowing what options are available to you can help relieve the burden of finding the best way to deal with the belongings of a deceased relative or friend. Could you use some advice? If you want to learn more about dealing with the belongings after a 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 gives information to help. Knowing you’re doing the right thing by your loved one lost is important. This interview is a chance to learn ways to deal with a deceased person’s belongings that honors their memory. The Timeline for Visual Reminders Valerie kicks off the episode by discussing when it is okay to pack up visual cues that remind you of your loved ones who are no longer here. Then Valerie reveals one piece of advice she gives clients who come into the funeral chapel about something they can do now to avoid feeling regret later when dealing with the belongings after a loss. How we handle visual cues may differ depend on what stage of grief we’re experiencing at that moment. Taking time to grieve and discuss with family can help set a healthy timeline. Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One Lost Next Valerie segues into alternatives to photographs for honoring the memory of a deceased family member or other loved one. She also answers questions such as: How can I memorialize someone without a physical grave site? What are some examples of a legacy I can begin for my loved one? Where can I donate someone’s personal items after their funeral? Now ask yourself these two questions: Are you aware of all the ways to honor someone after their death? Do you have a plan for their personal belongings? If you answered “no” to either or both of these questions, then the comments section below is a good place to get started. Tips for Displaying an Urn Within the Home Then Valerie shares suggestions for appropriate places to put a loved one’s cremated remains inside the hom