Dealing With Loss

We are here to help you through every step of the process.

Although every loss is different, you are not alone. These practical, useful articles can help you sort through all the stages of planning a funeral and beyond. If you would prefer to speak with a person at Fairmount who can help guide you through the process, please contact us.

Moments Before & After Death

Death is unique for everyone, as is the way we face the very possibility of our death. We can learn great lessons from those in our lives who faced the end, including humility, acceptance and the power of compassion to heal emotional scars. We can also find value in posthumously caring for others, through organ and tissue donation. This section has both practical and insightful reading materials. Should you have questions on anything you find here, please contact us.

 

After A Death Occurs:

First Steps

How To Tell

Family Members

Organ and Tissue

Donation

Facing the Legalities

You may be struggling with many legal issues after the death of a loved one. You may be wondering if you require an attorney or if you need to locate certain legal documents before making final arrangements. What about the estate and will?

As an independent third-party, let us help you clear up any confusion. As always, if you have any questions or would prefer to speak to someone directly, please contact us.

Notifying Creditors

& Government Agencies

Preparing a Memorial Service

For nearly everyone, this is a daunting task. We can make it easier and help you create a service that reflects the unique life of your loved one. Below you’ll find practical information about preparing an obituary and delivering a eulogy. We’ve also included tips on essential social graces that make such an occasion bearable. Our FAQs may have the exact answers you’re looking for. If not, we invite you to contact us.

Writing Down

A Life

Preparing and Delivering

the Eulogy

Social

Expectations

Grief Resources

Dealing with death is an intensely person and unique experience. Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of people successfully navigate the grieving process, starting with the interment and service. We recommend the following reading to help you or someone you love.

The Nature and

Purpose of Grief

The Experience

of Grieving

Helping Yourself

Heal