When a loved one passes away, a funeral is not for them, it’s about them. A funeral is actually for everyone who knew and loved them.
Since the beginning of time, all cultures have created rituals to honour & celebrate their deceased loved ones. As humans, we have a need to acknowledge what the person meant to us and to feel at peace that they have been ‘laid to rest’.
In this blog, we explore the top 5 reasons why a funeral is so important for you, your family and your loved one.
Reason 1: Funerals Help Celebrate Your Loved One’s Life
It’s important to celebrate the life and impact a loved one had on your lives. Every life has a story and every story deserves to be told. A funeral gives a platform to celebrate your loved one’s life story and the legacy they leave behind. It’s a chance to show how they impacted their world and the people within it.
Reason 2: Funerals Help Stimulate Healthy Healing
A study by Frazer Consultants shares that rituals, like that of a funeral, play a key role in healthy healing after the loss of a loved one. Through honouring and celebrating a loved one at their funeral, you reminisce and cherish special memories of your loved one that may not have otherwise been stimulated.
Reason 3: Funerals Provide a Safe Place to Grieve
There have been many studies that make it clear that having a funeral for your loved one helps to reduce the initial effects of grief (like shock and disbelief). Funerals allow your grief to surface and they provide a safe place to share your feelings and emotions with each other.
Reason 4: Funerals Bring Family & Friends Together
Whether you’re having a funeral, memorial service, or wake, they are all a way to bring family and friends together. It’s a place to reconnect and bond with each other on a deeper level, forming a support system at a time when you need it.
A funeral also allows you to express grief together, which reaffirms the importance of your family connections at a difficult time.
Reason 5: Funerals Allow You to Properly Say Goodbye
We’ve all heard the term ‘closure’, and that is exactly what a funeral helps do. It’s a place for you to say your final goodbyes and gives you the space to tell our loved one what they meant to you. It also provides a public platform to share how much you loved them and what you will miss about them.
In summary, funerals are an important part of grieving for your loved one and should not be ignored. Here at Browne Brothers, we are proud to offer dignified and high-quality funerals at an affordable price.