Death of a Distant Relative
What to Do When a Distant Family Member Expired?
It is not easy to control the emotions when this tragedy strikes. What to do at this sad situation?
Express Your Condolences
If immediate family member died, we can express only condolences to the family members. If you are having any disputes with that family, keep it aside at this critical moment. Express condolence towards them. If possible make a help to them at this situation.
Honor the Lost Loved One
It is a tradition to send funeral flowers to pay tribute or gifting cremation urn to store the funeral ashes when a distant family member died. Purchase funeral flowers for the cremation service that will eventually be placed by the grave. Another option is there that is sending an indoor living arrangement directly to that home of those who survive to act as a lasting tribute to the person who expired.
Offer Your Support to the Family
Every country, region or religion has their own traditions and customs. In some places, cook some food and offers to the grieving family members. If this is not a tradition in grieving family, follow below options, which you want to do.
- Work like a volunteer to make notification phone calls or any other work.
- Go along to help pick out the casket
- Take the children out somewhere
- Send a supply of groceries for the grieving family
Be there at home and make a tactful conversation with family members. The words using is must not be hurt to the family members. So be careful while starting and continuing conversation. It is a great giving condolence and moral support to the family members. Don’t argue with them while remembering their memories with loved ones who passed away.
Don’t Forget About the Kids
Deal with the grieving family kids with feeling and questions. Explain clear to them that, it is not a scaring or terrifying situation. Utilize some resources while dealing with kids like pastor of your church.