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...

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 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...

August 14, 2015

If a person was asked how long ago Cremation started and was given only a moment to answer, chances are they would say somewhere within the last 50-75 years, maybe even that it started in America. However, cremation, in one form or another goes back thousands of years...

August 14, 2015

A Guide to Grief
Bereavement, Mourning, and Grief

Overview
People cope with the loss of a loved one in many ways. For some, the experience may lead to personal growth, even though it is a difficult and trying time. There is no right way of coping with death. The way a...

August 3, 2015

Unfortunately in our industry we hear all of the time that a family chose a particular cremation service because they were the local one in town. That is truly a shame, especially when that company ends up charging the family 2,500 dollars for a direct cremation. Here...

July 30, 2015

The following post has been written with help from http://www.budsas.org/

 

Buddhist Funeral Rites

 

A real Buddhist funeral is a simple, solemn and dignified religious service.

 

Religious Day

 

As practised in many Buddhist countries, a real Buddhist funeral is a simple, sol...

July 30, 2015

The following information has been taken from http://www.ccaw.org

 

What does the Church teach about Cremation?

 

Witnessed by simple men and women, the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth confirmed the hope deep in the human heart that we will not be extinguished after deat...

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