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Suicide is still one of the highest ranked causes of death in Australia

March 6, 2020

Suicide is still one of the highest ranked causes of death in Australia. We have seen and dealt with many families that have lost a loved one, there are not enough words in this world to describe how they would feel. There are people around us everyday that are suffering from depression, some that seek […]

Time is an essence

March 6, 2020

Time is an essence we take for granted, it passes us by, we don’t realise it – Time is the past some wish to forget – The future of our lives we want to collect – We go through life regretting events we want to replay them because of repent – When a moment goes […]

What is a Viewing?

March 6, 2020

At the viewing, the body of the deceased person (which could have been embalmed) is placed on display in a coffin or casket. At the viewing, the friends and relatives pay their respects to the deceased, allowing them to assist in their grieving process. The viewing often takes place on the Funeral day or one […]

Why You Can’t and Shouldn’t ‘Get Over’ Loss

March 6, 2020

While the initial emotions following a loss may soften, they never really leave us. These emotions can be brought up by anything from a birthday or anniversary of a death, to an activity that you shared with the person you lost. While the first time may feel like a huge wave that crashes over us […]

Why is MDF used to make coffins?

March 6, 2020

Traditionally, all coffins were made from solid timber. However, over time high-quality solid timber became more expensive and harder to source. Paper-veneered MDF was introduced into coffin making because it gave the look of real timber grain without the cost of real timber. Nowadays, MDF allows for a cheaper range of coffins to be produced […]

Myths surrounding cremation

March 6, 2020

When a person is cremated the whole coffin, including the person within, is cremated individually. During the cremation process, the ashes are moved into a tray where they eventually cool. The ashes are removed and processed to remove any metal etc using a magnetic wand prior to being reduced to a fine granular texture in […]

What is a MDF Coffin?

August 2, 2019

What is a MDF Coffin? At Brember Family Funerals we use MDF timber Coffins due to its availability and affordability for our client families, here is some interesting facts about MDF. Did you know that more than 2 out of 3 coffins used in Australia is made from MDF. Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered […]

What does a funeral director do?

July 12, 2019

There are various roles within a funeral home, including funeral arranger, conductor, funeral attendant, funeral director, and embalmer.