Losing someone you care about is one of life’s most difficult experiences. There are no easy answers or shortcuts for a bereaved family in trying to come to terms with their grief. Every situation is unique and people react in very different ways.
At John G Hogg, we believe we have an important responsibility to care for our families, not just by offering support during the funeral, but also through the difficult days that may follow. Mourning is an important part of bereavement and involves rituals like funerals, wakes and anniversary celebrations, which help to add structure to an otherwise chaotic and confusing time.
It allows us to say goodbye. Watching your loved one’s burial or scattering their ashes is a way of starting to come to terms with what has happened. This is an incredibly hard time to live through and often the funeral marks an important part of the grieving process.
Grief, although normal, can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. Some people get angry, some people withdraw further into themselves and some people become completely numb. Sometimes, grief can turn into something more serious – like depression. We have a very helpful brochure called “Now What?” which highlights some very common feelings and emotions you may go through.
To request a “Now What?” brochure, please call into any of our offices or call us on (0191) 514 2744.