March 8, 2021

How to Honour a Loved One’s Last Wishes

Coming to terms with a loved one passing on can be incredibly difficult, but there are some things that you can do to ensure that their memory is properly acknowledged. One of those is to ensure that you honour their last wishes as best as you can. Let’s take a closer look at what you can do to ensure that their last wishes are carried out.

Check Their Will

A will is one of the most important documents that anyone will create. Most people associate it with the division of an estate and ensuring that the right inheritance goes to the correct heirs. However, this can go a lot further beyond the division of goods and assets. 

It can also be used to dictate how someone wishes to be buried. If your loved one had specific plans for their death, they might have chosen to lay them out in their will. After all, we all have some notion of how we would like our burial to be. Your loved one might have wished to be cremated and then scattered in a National Park like the Everglades. Their will is going to be the best place to check to learn about such wishes.

Find the Right Funeral Home

Finding the right funeral home to take care of arrangements will be crucial. You are grieving, and you need someone professional yet caring to guide you through the funerary process. There are many funeral homes & cremation services in Florida that will be able to help lay your loved one to rest, such as those at

They will be able to take care of all aspects of the service and will ensure that everything goes off without a hitch on the day of the funeral.

Take Into Account Their Other Wishes

Many people choose to leave further instructions in their wills for their loved ones to carry out. Though simple funerary instructions are the most common, you might also see on occasion other instructions. 

For example, some people might want their loved ones to visit their favourite place in the world and think of them one last tie. They might also wish for their family to come together to perform a certain activity. No matter what it might be, it can be a great way for you to celebrate them and all come together one last time.

Dealing with grief can be difficult, but it is incredibly important that you do all you can to honour the last wishes of your loved one. Often, it can be something that you need to do to be able to get closure over their passing, and it can help you come to terms with what has happened. Make sure you honour whatever their last wishes might be, so you can say goodbye to them in the way that the envisioned. There is always going to be something that you can do to ensure that their last wishes will be taken care of.

Thanks for reading xxx

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

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