cultureCulture, Traditions and Being Remembered

There are as many end of life rituals as their are cultures. Each intended to ease through the dying process and to help those left behind to move on, while celebrating a life lived, and honouring memories.

For some memories are triggered by a treasured momento: a piece of jewellery, a hand-knitted blanket. For many, it’s photographs, special occasion cards, scrapbooks. For some, it’s a project worked on together for a shared experience to remember: creating a puzzle together or – using available technology – iphone video conversation.  Virtual experiences offer more options: a Facebook memorial page,  a shared photo library.

Men writing about The End of Life

Men writing about The End of Life

Men writing from the inside out about life’s end. In the picture in The New Yorker, sitting with his dog, on a bench by a park, Roger Agnell, looks none of his 93 years. Famous for his sports writing, ‘This Old Man' is Agnell's reflection on life, starting ith what is...

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Create your own Advance Directives Plan

We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms


Paulo Coehlo