A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
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Someone You Love is Dying
This pamphlet may be helpful in preparing you as family and/or caregiver to understand the final stage of life. It is important to discuss your concerns and fears with those around you, both your family and health care providers.
How do I know...
Even though death is expected, you may not be prepared for the actual moment it occurs. This section provides the information you need to know in these circumstances.
Organ & Tissue Donations
In practice, donations cannot be carried out without the consent of next-of-kin. Advance discussion of donation with family members is just as important as signing a card. In a time of extreme stress and grief, a signed donor card and knowledge of the individual's wishes will help families make their decision about donation.
Who to call first?
What to do first depends on the circumstances of the death. This section provides helpful information on how to handle the first calls you will make.
Nothing adequately prepares us for the initial shock of losing a loved one. Feelings of panic and helplessness may be overwhelming, but it's important to know you are not alone. This page provides information on dealing with Family Emergencies.
This section will help answer how to choose the clothing for your loved one.
Writing an Obituary
More than merely a "good-bye" to the deceased, this is a farewell which can, in chronological order, detail the life of the deceased. This page will help you organize and plan writing an obituary.
This page provides information on Writing and delivering a eulogy.