Whilst the death of a loved one can be an extremely difficult and emotional time for those who are left behind, their funeral can be used a way to celebrate their life as well as mark their passing. Funeral services can provide a chance to play a favourite piece of music or remember a particular occasion and incorporating elements like this can be uplifting and provide a reminder of happy times shared together or the achievements they made during their life.

At Joseph C Roberts we work with families to ensure that funeral arrangements reflect what they as well as the deceased would have wanted. This includes making sure each part of the planning process incorporates specific their wishes. For example the type of coffin used, the way they are dressed, the music played and the readings that are made during the service.

If you are able to talk to close family or friends about any particular wishes you have, or can write them down, this can often be very helpful during the planning process. As well as taking pressure off family members to decide on what the person may have wanted, it also provides affirmation that the service will be carried out according to their wishes. This can provide comfort that the different parts were what the deceased desired and also allow families time to grieve and support each other rather than guess what may be most suitable choice or music or readings to include.

Joseph C Roberts are an independent funeral director based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Our team of fully qualified staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with every step of the funeral process at a time that suits you best. For further information about the services we provide, please contact us on 01423 887824.

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