Yearly Archive: 2017

The Changing Face of Funerals

November 22, 2017I mentioned on our Facebook page not long ago that we’d begun digitalising old records and how interesting it was to see how things had changed over 70 years. I thought today that I’d go a little bit further into that. This information is specific to our district. As far as the funeral service itself goes,...
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Death in Japan

October 6, 2017When I was living in Japan, my apartment complex was across the street from a cemetery. This wasn’t uncommon as small graveyards are dotted throughout towns and cities, sometimes attached to a shrine or temple but also independent of either.     When I first moved into the apartment in the middle of summer, the...
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The Power of Social Media – from a media sceptic (no more)

September 25, 2017I am so humbled! Last week I suggested to our staff that we start our own business Facebook page. This page….. It went “live” on Wednesday, thanks to staff that aren’t afraid to have a go. (They’re a bit younger than me!) I am so overwhelmed by what has happened since then. Our first post...
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The Quilt

September 10, 2017When someone dies at a nursing home or hospital, the process of removing that person into our care can have a certain degrees of awkwardness depending on the time of the day. At night, there are no visitors and the nursing staff usually accompany us, though some places just point us in the direction. During...
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2017 Winter Events at Chapel on High

May 3, 2017Macqueen’s is again holding its annual winter series of concerts this year for the third time. Our first event for the year will be held on Sunday, May 7. It features Professor Kevin Brophy who has just returned from 6 months working in the Kimberley to resume his post in Creative Arts at Melbourne University....
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