What is dying?
I am standing on the seashore, a ship sails in the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says: “She is gone.” ...

When someone close or someone you have looked after dies, it can be a very traumatic time for you and those around you, and everyone copes with things in their own way. It is likely that you will experience many emotions as you come to terms with the loss of a loved one.

A death can be very sudden or more expected.  When a death occurs there are legalities to be complied with and decisions to be made.

As professional Funeral Directors we are here to help ease the burden of the many practical things that need to be done before a funeral service.

Gone where? Gone from my sight that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her; ...

We are also here to care for you and for your family in the days leading up to the funeral. Often the busyness of arranging a funeral will keep minds occupied, and it may be that it is on the day of the funeral, and those that follow, that the reality of a death will really become a stark reality. 

On the day of the funeral we will be by your side at all times, guiding you and your family and friends step by step through the day, and take away any anxiety about what might be happening next.

Sometimes, though, particularly when family and friends live away, the days after the funeral can be particularly quiet and often lonely. If you have chosen a church funeral or Christian cremation service there will be ongoing care from the church community should you need it. Your family doctor can also offer help and guidance. There are also organisations who can offer a listening ear and help you and your family though grief and the loss of a loved one.  

Cruse Bereavement Care offer advice and help, and when children are bereaved the Cornish Charity, Penhaligon's Friends can offer particular support to children, young people and their families. 

and just at the moment when someone at my side says: ‘There! She’s gone,’ there are others watching her coming, and voices ready to take up the glad shout ‘There she comes!’ And that is dying. An horizon, and just the limit of our sight.
— Bishop Charles Brent