Forever in Their Hearts
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
How to Express Your Condolences when Someone Dies
7 days ago
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. Good condolence manners can include the way you reach out, what you say, and when you deliver the message. Could you use a refresher on this aspect of funeral etiquette? If you want to know more about how to express your condolences, 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 shares suggestions and tips. Two common reasons why people fail to send condolences is not knowing what to say or how to say it. This discussion is your chance to learn how to express sincere condolences after someone dies. When Is the Right Time to Send a Condolence? Valerie starts things off with suggestions about the appropriate time to send a condolence card to someone who has had a loss. Then Valerie addresses the situation of bringing a personal condolence card to the funeral chapel based on her experiences working at Martin Brothers in Vancouver. A personal condolence offers other benefits to a grieving family besides a name signed in a guestbook on the day of the memorial or funeral service. Is It Ever Too Late to Send a Condolence? Next Valerie goes on to speculate if it can ever be too late to send a condolence. During the podcast she provides the answers to questions such as: Can I send a condolence some time after the funeral service? What message does a condolence send to the grieving family? How is a grieving loved one affected by late arriving condolences? Now ask yourself these two things: Have I ever forgotten to send a card to a grieving family? Did I ever neglect to send a card because I attended a memorial service at the funeral chapel? If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions, then the information in this episode of the podcast may affect how you express your condolences in the future.