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To view or not view?

When a loved one dies, a viewing can be a significant part of the mourning process, allowing family and friends to pay their respects and find closure.  Understanding what a viewing is and what happens may help people decided if seeing their loved one is right for them. Your funeral

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What makes a great funeral director?

What things come to mind when you think of choosing a funeral director. Empathetic, an eye for detail, supportive and compassionate are just a few things that make for a great funeral director. Empathy A great funeral director knows instinctively how to care for their families and their loved ones.

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Ways to Save Money on Funeral Expenses

First word of advice – don’t go to a Corporate Funeral Director!  Corporate Funeral Directors are reputable and do a good job, however they also charge a good price because they not only have to pay staff, but also shareholders. Shop around! An old Bulldog great Charlie Sutton said, “Shop

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What if you can’t afford a Funeral?

At Kingston Funerals we will always try to accommodate every person that comes to our business.  If you have zero dollars, then the State will bury you – but there are no frills, and you could be taken to the Coroners whilst you are awaiting burial. What tends to happen

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What is Pre-Paid Funeral Planning?

The title of this blog is self-explanatory! However, prepaying one’s funeral is or could be an intimidating experience. If this is the case, mistakes could be made. You could make an appointment with a slick corporate operator and end up paying an over-the-top price, just to get it over and

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The Role of the Funeral Celebrant

The Kingston logo is: “Stories of Everyday People”. The modern funeral has evolved into a celebration of the deceased’s life, and so it should – that’s what we are here for! The 1980s & 1990s were still doing 1940s & 1950s funerals, whereby the “dirge” was the main emphasis of

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We are here for a reason – then move on

Death and dying… it’s a personal perspective. In over 30 years of working in the funeral industry, I’ve been the last person to have been of service to the deceased more times than I can count. I believe it has been, and still is, an honour to have laid a

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Don’t spend $20k on a funeral

We often hear the question – How much does a funeral cost?  Well the answer does depend on whether you’re determined to have a burial or cremation – that can have a significant bearing on the total funeral cost.  Purchasing a block of land in Melbourne for a family home

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Relationships are Important

I’ve been a funeral director for over 30 years. Wow. It feels like yesterday that I started, such is my love of the industry. Over that period of time, I’ve seen many different funeral companies come and go. I’ve changed my perspective on things and have initiated change within my

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