January 23, 2024

The Old Lych Way Coffin Journey Part 1

Up until 1200, many farms were within the large Parish of Lydford.  This meant that bodies had to be transported miles along the Lych Way to […]
December 15, 2023

Helping a bereaved friend at Christmas

The isolation the bereaved often feel is often amplified by Christmas plans, due to restricted contact with friends who are busy with their families, spending more […]
September 12, 2023


Our private and public lives are punctuated with memorial ceremonies throughout the year. Whether we choose to take part in the memorials for the World Wars, […]
August 22, 2023

The Beauty of Flowers for Funerals

For centuries, across cultures, the uplifting simplicity and beauty of flowers at a time of grief has been of great comfort. The strength of their beauty […]
August 15, 2023

Music in Memoriam: The Role and Significance of Music in Funeral Ceremonies

Music, often described as the language of the soul, possesses an unparalleled power to evoke emotions, memories, and sentiments. Its transformative nature makes it an essential […]
August 3, 2023

Understanding How to Comfort Someone Experiencing Loss

Navigating conversations with someone experiencing grief can often feel like walking on eggshells. It’s challenging to know the right words that will provide comfort and support […]
July 26, 2023

The Future of Funerals: Shaping a Personal and Inclusive Experience

The end of a person’s journey on Earth is a significant event. It’s a time of transition, remembrance, and for many, a deep expression of respect […]
June 28, 2023

Tributes and Eulogies: Honouring Lives and Healing Hearts

When someone we love dies, the world seems to pause for a moment. In the midst of grief, one of the most heartening ways we can […]
June 20, 2023

Your Independent, local, funeral directors

Navigating the loss of someone close to you is a deeply personal and emotionally challenging journey. At Heart And Soul Funerals, serving Totnes, Buckfastleigh, Ashburton, and […]


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