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Why Gratitude is Important for the New Year

The new year is approaching, and we know many of our neighbors in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley are thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. This is the time for not only a refresh, but it’s a chance to consciously do something different in the coming year. Read More

10 Things Our Staff Wants You to Know About Grief

Grief is a complex emotion that affects each person differently, but it has become clear over our years working with our neighbors in El Cerrito, Berkeley, and Richmond that the only way someone can successfully process grief is to start the steps of working through it. At… Read More

The Importance of Creating New Holiday Traditions After a Loss

We’ve talked with many of our neighbors from El Cerrito , Oakland, and Berkeley here at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary  who describe a feeling of melancholy that settles in during late fall. Some call it an emptiness; others refer to it as a sense of… Read More

8 Tips for Managing Grief During the Holidays

For families in El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond who have lost a loved one recently, we know the holidays are going to look and feel different – especially in  light of COVID-19. Our caring team at Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary see this every day, as we… Read More

How to Handle Holiday Traditions without a Loved One

When we lose a loved one, everything changes. In  light of COVID-19, we don’t know what will happen next, especially with the holidays approaching. Certain traditions and celebrations may need to change – and it’s  at the forefront of our minds. Our Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary staff knows… Read More

5 Ways to Help Children Remember Their Grandparents

For many children, a grandparent’s love is like none other. The security, the steadiness, the warmth – that kind of love fosters a connection that cannot be replicated. That kind of love is also why the death of a grandparent can leave a child – no matter their age –… Read More

Honoring Our Military All Year Round

At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we count it a deep privilege to honor the sacrifices made by military men and women around the country. Our staff cannot overstate the importance of paying tribute to these heroes, who give so much of themselves to protect the ideals… Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Funeral

You might be surprised how many strong opinions you have about your own funeral, memorial service, and final resting place. Our Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary staff has found this to be true for most El Cerrito families we’ve talked to over the years. While… Read More

The Physical Effects of Grief

When Diane’s mother died after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s, Diane felt both grieved and relieved. For years, she had juggled caregiving for her mother, a demanding job as a nurse, and parenting two teenagers. It was an exhausting combination. Diane figured that after her mother’s… Read More

How to Get Your Affairs in Order

Our staff at Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary meets with families in the San Francisco Bay Area every day who have stories like these: Jean’s Story Jean and her husband, Jerry, recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Jerry has always managed their money, but Jean is concerned… Read More