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The Acute Loss Period – Stage Five: The Connecting Phase

Italian philosopher Thomas Aquinas wrote, “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” This is especially noticeable when facing difficult circumstances in life, like the loss of a loved one. The grief process is unique for every person, yet there are certain stages that are imperative to the healing process. […]

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4 Treasures to See at Cypress Lawn this Summer

One of the sentiments we wholeheartedly believe is this: Cypress Lawn is for the living – and as soon as you begin to explore our vast, 200-acre grounds, you’ll see why. It’s the rolling terrain perched high upon the Bay Area coastline. It’s the fascinating history dating back to when California first began. And the […]

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The Acute Loss Period – Stage Four: The Gathering Phase

Anyone who has lost a loved one knows the days and weeks that follow are deeply emotional and highly charged. Life comes to a standstill. Unfamiliar emotions take hold, and the pain can feel suffocating. Here at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, we meet with Bay Area families every day who are in a state of […]

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Memorial Day: Remembering America’s Heroes at Cypress Lawn

Every year, those in the Bay Area and across the country celebrate Memorial Day with parades, picnics, fireworks, and time spent with friends and family. In the midst of the festivities, it is all too easy to lose sight of the meaning of the holiday: remembering and honoring those who have died while serving in […]

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Acute Loss Series #3: The Seeing Phase

“I can’t believe they’re gone…” If you’ve lost someone you love, you’re probably familiar with that sentiment. Every day at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, our professional team talks with people who are in shock after hearing news of a death. Some San Francisco Bay Area families who come to us to arrange a funeral, burial, […]

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Cypress Lawn Becomes Official Level I Arboretum

Trees have always been a centerpiece here at Cypress Lawn, dating back to our beginnings in 1892, when Founder Hamden Holmes Noble brought in plant materials from around the world to create a stunning, park-like setting along the Bay Area peninsula. More than a century later, Cypress Lawn is widely known for its breathtaking views, […]

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The Acute Loss Period – Stage Two: The Sharing Phase

It feels wonderful to share happy news with the special people in our lives. We pick up the phone to tell loved ones about new jobs, engagements, and pregnancies. We post photos on social media of weddings, birthday celebrations, and long-awaited vacations beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. But what happens when something tragic or […]

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Celebrate Ching Ming at Cypress Lawn on April 5th

At Cypress Lawn, one of the many reasons we enjoy living in the San Francisco Bay Area is the opportunity to serve families from different cultural and faith backgrounds as they pay tribute to their loved ones in meaningful funeral services, visitations, and receptions. Every day, we see how beliefs, customs, and religious traditions bring […]

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The Acute Loss Period – Stage One: Hearing Phase

French poet Molière wrote, “If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.” It’s no secret that feelings of shock and sadness come on quickly when a loved one dies. You may know this pain firsthand if you’ve lost someone close to you. Here at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, as we’ve helped San Francisco […]

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See the World with Peace of Mind | Cypress Lawn’s Funeral Travel Protection Insurance

Are you one of the 68 million Americans who travel abroad each year? Whether for business or pleasure, seeing the world is easier than ever, as many on our staff here at Cypress Lawn can attest! Travel beyond the San Francisco Bay area can bring such a sense of wonder and adventure – especially during […]

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