Death and bereavement - a helpful guide

The loss of a beloved person in death is of course great. We are all diminished by it even if it is someone we hear about and don’t even know, it can leave us fearful and empty and bring to life our own insecurities. When someone close to us dies it can seem to the bereaved that they are ruthlessly robbed and left feeling shocked and hopeless. It is important that the person begins to tolerate the grief and sorts things in their mind before they move on to acceptance. This development is allowed to happen at the person’s own pace.

The loss of a beloved person in death is of course great. We are all diminished by it even if it is someone we hear about and don’t even know, it can leave us fearful and empty and bring to life our own insecurities. When someone close to us dies it can seem to the bereaved that they are ruthlessly robbed and left feeling shocked and hopeless. It is important that the person begins to tolerate the grief and sorts things in their mind before they move on to acceptance. This development is allowed to happen at the person’s own pace.

The person often asks what will I do to get through this? It is best to stick to a routine and get plenty of rest. Look for support from someone you can trust. Adjustment to loss takes time, holidays and anniversaries can bring on painful feelings. Some days will be better than others.

Kennedy Frewen O’Sullivan Solicitors

With the two certainties in life being death and taxes, it is extremely important for people to make Wills based on proper professional advice says Ronan Kennedy of Kennedy Frewen O’Sullivan Solicitors. A person dying without a Will has no control over who inherits their assets and in what proportions because your property will pass to your family in various shares depending on your family circumstances.

This can result in a large number of people inheriting a property jointly, leading to disagreement as to how to manage that property in the future. Inheritance Tax can arise on death but a proper tax efficient Will can minimise the effects of Inheritance Tax to avoid a situation where property might have to be sold to pay that tax.

The modern definition of family is changing on a continuous basis but the law has not always caught up and people can discover that those that they thought would inherit their property do not. This can lead to hardship and bad feeling for many years to come.

A properly drafted Will through your solicitor will allow you to control the destination of your assets on your death. You can decide who will benefit, and sometimes more importantly who will not benefit. You can make provision to minimise the taxes that might arise and you can be secure in knowing that your loved ones will not have additional hardships to face after your death.

Everybody should visit their solicitor to make a Will and if one is already made it should be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it continues to meet your requirements. Avoid family upset and review your Will today.

D. Whelan & Son’s Funeral Directors, Tipperary Town.

D. Whelan and Son’s, Tipperary Town is a family run business established since 1973. We provide a personalised funeral service for your loved one. We organise religious and civil services, burials and cremations, placement of death notices. We also do repatriation to and from Ireland.

Tinas Florist, Mary Street, Clonmel

A bereavement is a sensitive time when family and friends experience a wide range of emotions. On these occasions, flowers provide a unique opportunity to express feelings and can bring comfort to the bereaved. Tinas Florist offers very competitive prices with a professional approach and on the spot advice .Tinas is conveniently located in Mary Street, Clonmel adjacent to the Mary Street car park and is open 6 days a week.

Sureprint, Clonmel

We at Sureprint specialise in memoriam and acknowledgement cards. Customers may provide their personal photographs of mountains, woodland, garden or local scenes for use in the design. There is no extra charge for this service. Contact us for Free Sample Book showing various options, quality, cost and layout. We supply a proof of your requirements in advance at no cost.

Hugh Ryan, Complete Funeral Furnishers, Thurles,

Hugh Ryan’s is a family run business established since 1878, serving Thurles and Mid Tipperary through four generations for the last 134 years. We take care of all your needs, embalming, burial or cremation service, organising the service, placement of death notices, transport and any other requirements.

Eddie O’Donnell Headstones

Eddie O’Donnell Headstones has been a family owned and operated business for the last 25 years. Originally from Clerihan, Eddie began his trade in 1969 with Bobby Disney Headstones in Clonmel.

Over the years Eddie honed his skill and craftsmanship both in Ireland and England, before establishing Eddie O’Donnell Monumental Works in Philip Street, Waterford in 1987. The business has grown over the years and now, branches in New Street, Carrick-on-Suir and The Old Bridge, Clonmel support the needs of customers in those and the surrounding areas. A website has also been constructed to assist those based across the country and internationally. (www.odonnellheadstones.ie)

Skilfully crafted monuments are offered from the highest quality limestone, granite and marble. With Eddie’s dedicated expertise, he can design any memorial to mark the resting place of your loved one.

Eddie has a large selection of headstones on display in different styles and stone in the showrooms.

O’Brien Marble and Granite

O’Brien Marble & Granite has been serving in Tipperary, Waterford, Kilkenny and surrounding areas since 2000.

We provide a complete Headstone Memorial Service, including the supply and erection of headstone, new and additional inscription and general maintenance and cleaning service.

We also supply Memorial and Thank You Cards, personalised to your own design.

Our service is prompt, professional and respectful to the difficult situation our clients find themselves in.

Please call to our showroom at Three Bridges Business Park where we will be pleased to assist your needs.

Mary Condon Publican & Funeral Director, Church Street, Cahir. Est 1804.

Mary is the sixth generation Condon running the family business with her husband Pat for over thirty years.

Mary gives advice on every aspect of your funeral from arranging the religious or civil service and offers you support and reassurance throughout this most difficult time. Her sympathetic care is all the more valuable, because she deals with the practicalities of arranging the viewing at home or the funeral home, the type of service required, advice on music, placement of death notices in the press, radio or web, and burial and arrangement of cremation if desired.

Mary has extensive experience in providing emotional support, expert advice and practical help as her family has helped bereaved families in the Cahir and surrounding area for the last 200 years.

Condons of Cahir serving Cahir for over 200 years