October 23, 2015

In today’s age of social media, when a loved one dies, their Facebook page typically becomes a place where people can go to post photos, share stories, or just connect with other friends and support each other through the process of coping with grief.

I have previously...

October 21, 2015

Why Do Humans Have Monuments?

Are You Big And Scary!

Headstones and monuments  serve as an important piece of history that marks the life and memory of a loved one that has passed. The main purpose of these monuments is to mark where the soul has gone to rest, while bear...

October 21, 2015

Accidents, catastrophes, sudden illnesses or medical events -- statistically unlikely things happen all the time. People die with no warning. Even when you see death coming, the impact can still come as a surprise.

Grief erupts into your life, rearranging everything.

The...

October 20, 2015

 

It is estimated that a person has to deal with a close family death every 17 years. Think of the myriad changes over those 17 years. Now think of trying to make sound consumer decisions based on information from almost a generation ago. It is nearly impossible.

I get a...

October 13, 2015

Prices for cremation and funeral services can vary dramatically, even in our local area. Businesses that offer these services can be separated into two distinct categories: discount firms and full-service firms.

At the time of publishing this website, the lowest adverti...

September 29, 2015

 

Cremation Questions and Answers
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Question: How many Americans choose cremation every year?
Answer: Over 40% of our population choose cremation? Some states have even higher numbers: In Oregon the percentage...

September 28, 2015

Sympathy flowers and gifts do a lot more than add beautiful ambiance to our funeral home, or help families know that someone is thinking of them. (Although both of these reasons are great for encouraging people to send beautiful sympathy arrangements!) In fact, sending...

September 21, 2015

1. Scattering
Scattering the ashes is what people tend to think of  in regards to cremated remains. According to Co-Operative Funeral Care nearly half of the people who choose cremations choose to have the remains scattered. We’ve written several post about choosing th...

August 31, 2015

Social media has infiltrated its way into all aspects of our lives, including funerals and memorial services. But what kinds of social media use are acceptable during funerals and what are not? Here are some suggestions for proper funeral etiquette with a focus on soci...

August 16, 2015

After centuries of having been considered a taboo practice by many countries and cultures, cremation continues to rise steadily in popularity throughout North America, according to a number of studies. As those born during the Baby Boomer era continue to age and reach...

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