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Navigating Childhood Grief: A Curated List of Books to Help Young Minds Understand Loss

The journey through grief is a path no one wishes to walk, especially for children who face the bewildering terrain of loss for the first time. At Rowley Funerals, we understand the profound impact the death of a loved one can have on a young soul. To aid in this delicate time, literature can serve […]

Healing Through Memory: Crafting Enduring Tributes to Cherished Ones

In the journey of grief, memories serve as a balm for the soul, a way to hold onto the essence of those we’ve lost. At Rowley Funerals, we understand the profound significance of commemorating loved ones in a manner that reflects their unique life and legacy. Creating lasting tributes is not only a pathway to […]

Beautiful Ideas for Memorialising Ashes: Insights from Rowley Funerals, Auckland

At Rowley Funerals in Devonport Auckland, we assist families in finding meaningful ways to honour their loved ones after cremation. Here are some beautiful ideas for the memorialisation of ashes that offer personal connection and lasting memories. Interment Options: Choosing to bury the ashes in a cemetery or a special location provides a tangible place […]

Embracing Sustainability: The Rise of Eco Funerals with Rowley Funerals

At Rowley Funerals in Devonport, we recognise the growing importance of environmentally friendly choices in funeral services. Eco funerals are not just a trend; they represent a commitment to environmental stewardship even in times of grief.   What is an Eco Funeral?: An eco funeral focuses on minimising environmental impact. This involves considering every aspect […]

Trends in Funeral Services: Keeping Up with Changing Traditions

Funeral trends are ever-evolving. We are continually adding new values, as well as traditions and individual preferences, for how to best honour a loved one who has passed. With this in mind, the funeral industry has been willing to adapt to keep up with new trends. These adoptions will continue as funeral services try to […]

Cremation vs. Burial: Making an Informed Choice

Death is a natural part of life, though this doesn’t make saying goodbye any easier. When it comes to deciding between burial and cremation for you or a loved one, the decision can seem insurmountable. We at Rowley Funerals hope to make this choice a little easier through this blog post. We offer professional, compassionate […]

Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director

There are many things that go on behind the scenes in the life of a Funeral Director to make sure everything is ready to go and runs smoothly on the day of the funeral. A funeral director will assit friends and families in planning the funeral; this includes deciding on the time, date and location. […]

The Role of Music in Funerals: Choosing the Perfect Melodies

Funerals are an opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one. There are no set rules on what should and shouldn’t be done at a funeral, this is entirely up to you as the family or loved one of the deceased. Music plays a powerful role in a funeral service, with each song being […]

What to do after someone passes away: how to begin arranging the funeral?

Losing a loved one is a difficult experience and the process of arranging a funeral can feel overwhelming. This guide is here to help you navigate through this time with as much care as possible. Here are the steps on how we would suggest you begin arranging the funeral. 1) Notify authorities and family The […]

Funeral etiquette: the dos and don’ts of attending a funeral

Funerals can cause a lot of mixed feelings. On the one hand, it’s sad to say goodbye to a friend or loved one, while at the same time you may find comfort in being with other people who knew them and having a chance to share your happy memories. One aspect of funerals that isn’t […]