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2023 After Death

Posted on January 7, 2023 by kathy | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Grief, Holiday Deaths, Memorials

It can be hard to start 2023 after someone you love dies. Many people find that they need a lot of time to grieve and adjust their lives to the new reality of life without their loved one. This time can overwhelm and lead to loneliness. But rest assured, you can take steps to support […]

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Christmas Grief

Posted on December 14, 2022 by kathy | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Grief, Holiday Deaths

Holidays are a time for joy and celebration, a time to get together with family and friends. It’s also a time to be reflective about the past year and look forward to the new year ahead. For anyone who’s experienced the loss of a loved one during the holidays, however, this can be an incredibly […]

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Mourning Gift Ideas

Posted on December 6, 2022 by kathy | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Funerals, Grief

Mourning the loss of someone close to you can be difficult during this time of year. There are so many feelings and emotions that come with losing someone close to you, but there are also ways to celebrate their memory during this holiday season. Here are some gift ideas for people who are mourning:

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We are thankful for you!

Posted on November 21, 2022 by Foothill Funeral and Cremation | Leave a comment
Posted under Bio Cremation, Burial, Cremation, Memorials, Sacred Heart Chapel, Uncategorized

Since it’s the time of year to gather to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, we wanted to take the opportunity to express our gratitude to you! At Foothill Funeral & Cremation Services (FFC), we have a lot to be thankful for. 2022 was an outstanding first year of business for us – filled with […]

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Holiday Grief

Posted on November 14, 2022 by kathy | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Grief, Holiday Deaths

Grief is hard to endure at any time, but it seems to be worse during the holiday season. Though accepting a loss becomes easier with time, it’s something that never completely goes away. There is no “pause” button for grief, but you can alleviate some of the feelings you may be experiencing. If you or […]

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How to Plan a Funeral

Posted on November 1, 2022 by kathy | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Funeral Music, Funeral Services, Funerals, Pre-Planning

If someone you love dies, you may face the difficult task of planning their funeral. This can be a challenging process to handle alone. But don’t worry. We are here to help guide you through it. In this blog post, we will walk you through how to plan a funeral, from choosing the venue to […]

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Grief Gifts

Posted on October 21, 2022 by kathy | Leave a comment
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Death is tough. And processing grief is difficult. So, when someone you love loses a loved one, you may not immediately know the best way to offer support in their time of need. However, one simple gesture may make all the difference. Consider giving them a gift to show you care. Here are some examples […]

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Day of the Dead/Dia del Los Muertos

Posted on October 14, 2022 by Foothill Funeral and Cremation | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Funerals

A popular form of Halloween décor in Mexico, as well as in parts of the United States, includes colorful skulls (Calaveras), associated with the Day of the Dead. Translated Dia de Los Muertos, the holiday coincides with Halloween because they both are celebrated around the same time each year. Also, each event honors people who […]

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Death Doula

Posted on September 28, 2022 by kathy | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, End-Of-Life, Funerals

Death doulas, also known as end-of-life doulas provide non-medical guidance and support for people approaching death and for their families. A relatively new concept in modern America, a doula helps clients make practical to-do lists and help them check it off. Though the term is relatively unknown, the role is common and has storied roots. […]

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Posted on August 29, 2022 by kathy | 1 Comment
Posted under Cremains, Cremation, Embalming, Funerals, Uncategorized

Cremation is an increasingly popular method of body disposal. A more affordable alternative to other forms of disposal, the process reduces the amount of space and environmental impact needed for burial. Cremation also allows families to honor their loved ones in a meaningful way. Eco-Friendly Option Per body, cremation produces between 200-500 pounds of carbon […]

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Medicare or Medi-Cal: How Pre-Planning Your Funeral May Help You Qualify

Posted on January 30, 2023 by kathy | Leave a comment
Posted under End-Of-Life, Funerals, Memorials, Pre-Planning

The government has recently incentivized people to pre-plan their own funerals through Medicare and Medi-Cal funding. However, take steps to make sure you get the most out of your funeral pre-planning experience. This guide will help you put your plans in order, which will lighten the load your family bears after you die. If you […]

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Survivor’s Guilt

Posted on January 20, 2023 by kathy | Leave a comment
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Survivor’s Guilt – what is it? As a therapist, I’ve worked with many clients who have experienced the grief and guilt that comes from surviving a trauma. While it’s normal to experience these emotions after an event like this, it can also be helpful to talk about your feelings with someone who understands them. In […]

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Celebrity Deaths

Posted on December 28, 2022 by kathy | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Funerals, Memorials, Uncategorized

In 2022, we lost some incredible people. They were scientists and artists, actors, and athletes. One, which we covered in a previous post, was Queen Elizabeth. Here are just a few of celebrity deaths in 2022: Actress Kirstie Alley: Among the Recent Celebrity Deaths Her death came as a surprise to many, although Alley suffered […]

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