Choosing the Right Funeral Venue for You

It may seem like a straightforward task, but choosing the right funeral venue is not as easy as it might seem. Your funeral venue may be dictated by the type of service you want. If you’re religious, a funeral in a church or place of worship might be the most suitable funeral venue. These traditional

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Funeral Glossary

funeral glossary

We have put together a Funeral Glossary to explain some of the most common terms that will be used when funeral planning. As at Capital Life we know that navigating the practicalities and technicalities of planning a funeral is overwhelming, especially if you don’t understand the terminology.  Funeral Glossary Bier:  A movable frame used for

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What does a Pallbearer do?


Being asked to be a pallbearer at a loved one’s funeral can be unsettling – it is a big responsibility – but being asked to play such an important role in their farewell should also be considered an honour and a privilege. There are usually between four and six pallbearers who are responsible for carrying

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Tips for Writing an Obituary

writing an obituary

Writing an obituary can be challenging; how do you sum up a person’s existence in a finite space? The challenge is to know which memories and anecdotes to include and which to avoid. An obituary is a short piece of text announcing a person’s death – it may be published in a newspaper or online

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