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Showing Support To A Grieving Family

  • On July 4, 2022

You might know what grief feels like, and it’s the hardest thing anyone can go through. Losing a loved one is never easy and when you that someone you know has lost a family member, your heart goes out to them in sympathy. You may find out that they are having cremation services in Canonsburg, PA for their loved one and you might want to show your support and share your condolences to them. There are lots of ways you can do that. Here are a few to consider.


Send A Sympathy Card

The most common thing that people do when they hear someone has lost a loved one is to send a card to the family. Sympathy cards are very meaningful to the people who receive them. They don’t have to say anything huge, but even a show of condolence and a statement that you are thinking of them can mean a lot. Find a card that is an actual sympathy card, or get a blank card with a nice picture on the outside. You can put money inside, if you choose to do so, for the family’s memorial fund.


Cook And Deliver A Meal

Another nice way to support the family is to make a meal for them and take it over to them. You might want to check and see when they would like the meal so you can take it to them hot and fresh. Or, put it in meal-sized containers that they don’t have to return so they can freeze it and pull it out when needed. The family is grieving, but they have physical needs that have to be met. By bringing them food, you are helping to care for them and cover a need during a hard time.


Help At The Reception

If the family is having a memorial service followed by a reception, you might want to offer your time as a volunteer at that reception. You could serve the food, offer to clean up after, pick food up from the vendor, pour drinks, or anything else the family needs you to do. They might have someone coordinating that reception and you can then contact that person to offer your help. When you attend the reception, whether you have volunteered to help or not, if you see something that needs to be done, simply doing it can be a real help, too. If the trash is full, take it out. If the water pitcher is empty, fill it up and so on.


Run Errands For Them

There could be a lot of things the family members need to do around the final service and that means they could be quite busy. Offer to run errands for them, whether they are service-related, or not. That can help them to free up time to spend with family, or to work on planning ahead.


Listen To Their Stories

Another thing that the grief-stricken might need around their loved one’s cremation services in Canonsburg, PA, is simply listen to them. Let them know you are there to be a shoulder to cry on. We are here to help see the testimonials of our track record.