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Henry Ford, the American industrialist believed in life-long learning; so much so that he once said “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” We agree with him; that's one reason why we created this how-to section of our website. The other reason is even simpler to understand: we've met very few people who are at all knowledgeable about the many things they will be forced to deal with after the death of their family member. For example, do you know how to scatter ashes, how to deliver a eulogy, order death certificates, or write an obituary? Chances are, you've never had to do any of those things before; that's why we've provided the following how-to information. Again, we remind you to call us at (313) 982-1000 if you have any questions about what you read here; one of our funeral professionals will feel privileged to assist you.
How to Order Death Certificates
The death certificate, the permanent record of the fact of death, is perhaps the single most important document you'll need in the coming weeks. Learn how we can help you obtain certified copies.
How to Write an Obituary
An obituary serves as notification that an individual has died and provides service details. But it can be for more than that. Our guidelines will help you in writing a well-crafted obituary.
How to Write a Eulogy
The passing of family member brings a golden opportunity to shine a spotlight on their life. And we've found writing and delivering a eulogy can be one of the most powerfully emotive and healing activities. Click here to learn how to deliver a eulogy.
How to Scatter Ashes
When we release cremated remains to a family, we ask if they intend to scatter the ashes. Often, we follow with this question: do you know what to do when scattering ashes? And if needed, we share these tips on how to scatter ashes.
How to Deal with the Death of a Family Member
We won't lie to you: dealing with the death of a loved one is rarely easy. But we can help. Our practical guidelines and insights about grief and grieving can help you in learning how to deal with the death of a family member.
How to Tell Family Members
What do you want the experience of learning about the passing of a loved one to be for them? Share the news with kindness, and follow our practical suggestions.
Anderson, Erika, "21 Quotes from Henry Ford on Business, Leadership and Life", Forbes, May, 2013