Technology and Your Grief Journey

By: Myles O'Riordan
Monday, October 29, 2018

Wagg Funeral Home has been around since 1846 and is the only locally owned funeral home in Port Perry that has served the community for over a century. We ensure that every family receives the highest standard of service.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. However, with the rise of technology, coping with it becomes a tiny bit easier. Thanks to internet, social media, and technology, you now can now easily connect with other family members and friends anytime to give and receive support. Cyberspace communication has become a great tool in aiding the grieving process.

Announcing a Loss Online

Announcing the loss is the first thing you must do. While the family and the closest friends must be told in person, those outside the main circle can be informed via online obituaries or social media sites. Thanks to this, one will be spared the pain of making the same announcement again and again.

Funeral homes post obituaries online as well which can be shared on your social media platforms. Thanks to social media channels like Facebook, you will receive loving words, condolences, and treasured memories from friends, acquaintances, and colleagues which will help you deal with your grief. You can also choose to post a tribute to honor your loved one.

Financial Options

If you are having financial problems in paying for the funeral services, you can make use of crowdfunding websites for creating a funeral campaign. These websites will help you raise money so that you can hold a meaningful service and send off your loved one in a dignified manner.

If you want to do something more, consider creating a memorial webpage. This can be accessed by friends and family at any time. They will also be able to post tributes, memories, and photos. With the advance of technology, communication has become easier and bridged the gap. To deal with grief, you can use social media and online platforms for support networks.

If you have any quesations about grief resources available to you, or you want to know more about our funeral services, feel free to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we’ll be happy to help with all your specific needs.

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