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Stafford Crematorium Open Day

Here at Love’s Independent Funeral Directors, we have been keen to become part of our local community since opening in 2022. One very important connection we have made is with the team at Stafford Crematorium.  Monthly, The Friends of Stafford Crematorium hold meetings, and Stuart…

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Easter Egg Appeal 2024

Easter eggs are not just delicious treats, but also hold a special significance during the Easter holidays. In the spirit of giving back, here at Love’s Independent funeral directors, we have organised our annual Easter Egg collection to support those in need and offer back…

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Staying Connected to Those We Serve

Community involvement is a vital aspect of creating a strong and connected society. One fun and engaging way to support our town and be an active member of the community was by participating in events like the Pancake Race. Pancake races are not only entertaining…

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Coping with Grief at Christmas

Christmas can be a joyous time of year, but it can also be a difficult time for those who have lost a loved one. The holidays can bring up memories of past celebrations and traditions, and the absence of a loved one can feel particularly…

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Autumn Arrives at Primrose Cottage

Autumn is a season synonymous with harvest, colours, and fruits. During this time, the air becomes a little cooler, the leaves on the trees start to change colours, and the crops in the fields are ready to be harvested. It’s the perfect time to celebrate…

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Church Funeral Services

Church funerals are a time-honoured tradition, bringing families and communities together to mourn the loss of a loved one. These events are often steeped in religious symbolism and ceremony and provide a sense of comfort and closure as we say our final goodbyes. One of…

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Resomation – Water Cremation

What is Resomation? Resomation, also known as water cremation, aqua cremation or alkaline hydrolysis, is a relatively new method of disposition of human remains that is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional burial and cremation. How does Resomation work? It involves placing the body…

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Primrose Cottage’s Hanging Baskets

It is believed that hanging baskets, full of beautiful flowers, are not a new idea. For more than 3,000 years baskets have been planted flowing with greenery and colourful flowers. We recall the ancient Gardens of Babylon, where hanging baskets featured, believing that these have…

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When someone dies – where to start?

When a loved one passes, it can feel like you’re totally alone. Everything seems difficult and you may not know what to do with yourself. Taking those first steps can be the most difficult part. Here at Love’s, we want your experience with us to…

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Easter Treats for Local Charity

As we approach our second Easter here at Primrose Cottage, we decided once again to have a community collection of Easter Eggs, for a deserving organisation close to our hearts. Stuart, our director has an excellent working partnership with Gayle Routledge, founder and CEO of…

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A Year at Primrose Cottage

As we begin March 2023, Love’s Independent Funeral Directors enters its second year of serving the community of Stafford and surrounding areas, continuing to provide a dedicated service and support to those in our care together with their families. Stuart Love, co-owner of this fabulous…

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Music at a Funeral

Music is collective and communal. Music can bring people together and although often seen as entertainment, it has the power to evoke emotions. Music can play a vital role in celebrating the life of a lost loved one. You can choose your own music to…

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Saying Goodbye at Woodlands Rest

Every funeral or memorial is so very important to the family and friends of the person who has died. Some people have discussed their own thoughts about their funeral, and some may decide to plan the whole thing themselves in advance. We are often asked…

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First Impressions Count

At Love’s Independent Funeral Directors, we are extremely particular when is comes to the presentation of our team. First impressions are so important and our pallbearers and Director, Stuart, wear their uniforms with pride and professionalism. Our team wear striped morning trousers that complement a…

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A Greener Approach to Funerals

What is a ‘Green Funeral’? There is no one clear definition of what constitutes a ‘green funeral’ but in recent years there has been a notable increase in families choosing to add in more sustainable elements to the funeral service. This might be something as…

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An enjoyable evening with our MASE friends

Monthly Alzheimer’s Support Evening On the second Thursday of every month Daphne and Richard, together with their team of amazing volunteers host a social support group for people living with dementia, their Carers, family, and friends between 7pm and 9pm at Haughton Village Hall. From our…

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Floral Tributes

“A flower requires favourable conditions in order to grow and blossom, just as a life does” Losing someone close to us is always difficult, and often flowers are sent to help brighten this sad time and let the person know they are not alone. The…

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Your Final Journey – Your Choice

Like everything else we do here at Love’s Independent Funeral Directors, we are passionate about making a person’s final journey bespoke to them. A personalised service is what makes all the difference for someone’s final journey. We will endeavour to go to any lengths to…

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Let’s talk about Direct Cremation

Direction Cremation is a term used in the funeral industry for a lighter, low-key funeral. It is an alternative option for those that do not wish to have an attended service at a Crematorium How do Love’s Funeral Directors conduct Direct Cremation Funerals? Your loved…

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Supporting Stafford’s Katharine House Hospice

During the month of June, Stuart and the team at Love’s Independent Funeral Directors were thrilled to welcome staff from Katharine House Hospice to Primrose Cottage. Over a two-week period, members from the Nursing, Counselling and administration team came in groups for an afternoon or…

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Making Dementia Friends with Stafford HSBC

Here at Love’s Independent Funeral Directors, we are fortunate to have in our team Susan, who volunteers as a Dementia Friends Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society. A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community; helping to raise awareness and broaden…

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