No matter where you are in the world, you’ll find that eating before or after a funeral is a tradition. From wakes to receptions, people gather to share memories and commune over food. The fare varies from culture to culture, and food can be comforting, symbolic, or both. In Vietnam, it is traditional to haveRead More >>
Losing a loved one is always difficult. Grief is painful, and it’s important to find constructive ways to work through our grief and begin to heal. To that end, we seek ways to honor our loved ones and keep their memories near to our hearts. Memorial keepsakes are a wonderful way to do this, andRead More >>
More people these days are choosing to preplan for their end-of-life arrangements, and it just makes sense. After all, you plan ahead for every other aspect of your life, from weddings to vacations to college to retirement, so why not make plans for your final celebration? When you preplan, you ensure that your wishes areRead More >>
The City of Hayward was incorporated in 1876, but Chapel of the Chimes Hayward has been serving this community since 1872. Having been here for every turn and through every social and economic shift, our roots are deep — and our commitment to providing exceptional service to the people of the East Bay area isRead More >>
All loss is traumatic, but losing a child can cause almost unbearable pain. If you’ve experienced the devastating loss of a child, you may experience shock, confusion, guilt, hopelessness, anger and a host of other emotions. You may even find your marriage under stress, as you and your spouse try to handle these difficult emotions.Read More >>
A cemetery is more than just a plot of land in which bodies are laid to rest. It’s a vital piece of a community’s heritage, a legacy shared by those whose families have lived, loved, worked and died in the area. A walk through a cemetery can tell you a lot about the community itRead More >>
Choosing a final resting place for yourself or a loved one is a big decision. After all, this will be a focal point of memorialization for your family and a representation of the legacy you leave for future generations. You’ll want to choose a space that’s peaceful and beautiful, lending itself to contemplative moments andRead More >>
Those who have lost a loved one will hear many words offered as comfort and used to describe what they’re experiencing. Bereavement, grief and mourning are sometimes used interchangeably, but in reality, they are different things. Grief is the pain experienced with a loss. Mourning is the process of adapting to that loss. And bereavementRead More >>
Until the need arises, many people never give any thought to choosing a funeral home. It’s a task that’s easy to ignore, but waiting until a death has occurred to make this decision can be a mistake. After all, the funeral home you choose will be tasked with helping your family through an extremely personalRead More >>
Every person who suffers the loss of a loved one grieves, but each person’s grief is unique. When you’re helping someone find their own path to healing, it’s important to be sensitive to this fact rather than expecting bereavement to fit a certain pattern. This is especially critical to remember when the person is aRead More >>
“Our family wants to thank you. Everything went very smooth all because of you. The service was beautiful and the songs you provided were perfect.” — M. and D.H.
“Words cannot express our gratitude for all the kindness and assistance you have extended to our family.” — E.O.
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