Blog Archives

6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services. Some families we serve in Monaca and Rochester say it’s the greatest gift of love you […]

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Why a Permanent Memorial is Always Important

Many Monaca families find that cremation best meets their family’s needs. Even if cremation is your loved one’s choice, we always try to stress the importance of establishing a permanent memorial for a loved one. We have found this can be very helpful to the grieving and healing process. An enduring honor to a family member […]

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4 Tips When It’s Time to Care for an Aging Parent

There is good news to share on the current health of our country: Americans are living longer than ever before.  With that news comes a caveat, in that longer life spans confront us with new, and often daunting, challenges…especially when it comes to caring for an aging family member. Sometimes, crisis strikes suddenly and responsibility […]

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Love Lost: Is It Ever Too Soon to Move On?

There is an old German proverb that says, “The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.” If that’s true, how much more so is the pain after you lose a spouse or partner? The pain is so intense, there is a confirmed phenomenon called the “widowhood effect,” although it applies […]

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Top Three Myths About Preplanning

In life, we are almost always planning ahead for our future. It may be planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. The families we serve here in Monaca, Rochester and Beaver are particularly goal-oriented. We set a plan, so we can know where we’re headed. Planning relieves stress and […]

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Surviving the Winter Blues

The winter months can get hard and maybe even depressing, as the days get shorter and the temperature dips. This can be more prevalent if you’ve recently lost a loved one. Here at Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services, we are here to help. It is important to try and keep your spirits up, even amid […]

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Managing Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time of great joy. Despite all of the family togetherness and holiday cheer, this time of year can be very painful for those who have lost a loved one. Even the most wonderful traditions – the annual family Christmas party, a friendly gift exchange, or the sparkling tree […]

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Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?

Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. School, jobs, or just personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other. Combine distance with work or family responsibilities and financial or health issues, and getting together for a funeral can prove to […]

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Social Media Do’s and Don’t’s: 4 Tips to Know Before You Post

Social media has enriched our lives in a lot of different ways. We’ve all heard the stories about the high school sweethearts who reconnected on Facebook and lived happily ever. Many of us who live here in Monaca, Beaver County, and northwest Pittsburgh have loved ones spread across the country with whom we are able […]

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A Tribute to Veterans

November 11th, just passed, is the day we set aside to honor American veterans who have honorably served or are currently serving our great country. All Americans publicly observe and honor these valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. […]

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Blog Archives

6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services. Some families we serve in Monaca and Rochester say it’s the greatest gift of love you […]

Read More

Why a Permanent Memorial is Always Important

Many Monaca families find that cremation best meets their family’s needs. Even if cremation is your loved one’s choice, we always try to stress the importance of establishing a permanent memorial for a loved one. We have found this can be very helpful to the grieving and healing process. An enduring honor to a family member […]

Read More

4 Tips When It’s Time to Care for an Aging Parent

There is good news to share on the current health of our country: Americans are living longer than ever before.  With that news comes a caveat, in that longer life spans confront us with new, and often daunting, challenges…especially when it comes to caring for an aging family member. Sometimes, crisis strikes suddenly and responsibility […]

Read More

Love Lost: Is It Ever Too Soon to Move On?

There is an old German proverb that says, “The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.” If that’s true, how much more so is the pain after you lose a spouse or partner? The pain is so intense, there is a confirmed phenomenon called the “widowhood effect,” although it applies […]

Read More

Top Three Myths About Preplanning

In life, we are almost always planning ahead for our future. It may be planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. The families we serve here in Monaca, Rochester and Beaver are particularly goal-oriented. We set a plan, so we can know where we’re headed. Planning relieves stress and […]

Read More

Surviving the Winter Blues

The winter months can get hard and maybe even depressing, as the days get shorter and the temperature dips. This can be more prevalent if you’ve recently lost a loved one. Here at Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services, we are here to help. It is important to try and keep your spirits up, even amid […]

Read More

Managing Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time of great joy. Despite all of the family togetherness and holiday cheer, this time of year can be very painful for those who have lost a loved one. Even the most wonderful traditions – the annual family Christmas party, a friendly gift exchange, or the sparkling tree […]

Read More

Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?

Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. School, jobs, or just personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other. Combine distance with work or family responsibilities and financial or health issues, and getting together for a funeral can prove to […]

Read More

Social Media Do’s and Don’t’s: 4 Tips to Know Before You Post

Social media has enriched our lives in a lot of different ways. We’ve all heard the stories about the high school sweethearts who reconnected on Facebook and lived happily ever. Many of us who live here in Monaca, Beaver County, and northwest Pittsburgh have loved ones spread across the country with whom we are able […]

Read More

A Tribute to Veterans

November 11th, just passed, is the day we set aside to honor American veterans who have honorably served or are currently serving our great country. All Americans publicly observe and honor these valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. […]

Read More