Funeral firm opens to the public.

This website has always tried to open up the conversation about death and I believe that it is a first that John Fraser and Son, funeral directors in Inverness, Scotland, have joined in Open Doors Day in Inverness.

Open Doors Day allows visitors to see behind the scenes of places usually closed to the public.

There will be the opportunity to see the mortuary and embalming suite and staff to answer questions. "... to furnish people with as much information as they want, to help put their minds at rest."

Open Day is January 20th but by arrangement John Fraser and Son would be happy for anyone to see their facilities at any time.

After Loss sincerely hopes that other funeral directors will take the opportunity to do the same.

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Christmas without a loved one.

Posted by Trevor Downer on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Help through grief. 

Christmas without a loved one.

Hello Friend. All family holiday times remind us of those loved ones that we have lost and the first Christmas is often harder than at other times.

Memories of past Christmases stay in your memory for ever, and, I believe, that's how we want it to be, but pain and sadn...

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The rocking chair.

Posted by Trevor Downer on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : Help through grief. 

You must remember, you're young, you're out with your girl friend, you are both just a little daft, we've all been there. Window shopping, we will buy that and that, and we will buy all of those. We didn't, we could never have afforded too. It was the full Ercol range for the dining room. We did get married and 18 months later our first son was on the way.

Perfume? Chocolates? No, just one part of the Ercol range. Sarah, my wife, was not aware that I had been in to Glasgow and asked about the ...

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Four funerals and a birth.

Posted by Trevor Downer on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Help through grief. 
It is probably normal that as you reach my age, a little more than three score years and ten, that funerals become a regular occasion in your life, four in six months is quite a lot especially when three of them were my wider family.

Death is a fact of life that we will all come to at some time but most deaths leave behind those that loved the one that has passed away. The pain that the lost loved one, now at peace, possibly had, is now passed to those left behind to grieve over the loss.

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About Me

Like many many others I have experienced the loss of a loved one, (see "My Story). I believe that those who will lose a loved one in the future could be helped in their grieving if they knew a little of what to expect. Whilst there will be grieving, some of the effects will be "normal" although alien to the bereaved at the time. To know in advance that many of the ways that you feel and the things that you do are the same as many others may be a great help. Please do not hesitate to contact me via the email link on this page.

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