These heart-warming pictures were shared by a FedEx delivery driver on reddit. They show how hundreds FedEx Express drivers commemorated a fallen fellow employee and friend. They rounded up about 100 trucks to surprise his family by escorting the funeral procession to the cemetery.
How often to you poll you community to find out exactly what it is that they believe is the most valuable part of a funeral? Chances are you never have.
Most funeral professionals just assume ‘what is most valuable’ because for some reason we feel it is our job to determine what a dignified funeral is.
What if your community has a completely different perception of what parts of a funeral are valuable?
A ‘Death Test’ which predicts the chance of a healthy person dying from any medical condition in the next five years has been developed by scientists.
Researchers said they were ‘astonished’ to discover that a simple blood test could predict if a person was likely to die – even if they were not ill.
“Television isn’t always so good at depicting death, aside from violent murders and mysterious disappearances. We don’t often see funerals, we don’t often see mourning, and we don’t often see people just coping with dying or thinking about it the way we do it real life”
In Canada, John Haslett Cuff and Sun-Kyung Yi of Aysha Productions Inc are creating DeathNetworkTV aimed to offer 24-hour online programming about death, from palliative care to cryogenics.
No Trigard didn’t pull a Britney but they did just release another great infographic!
Last week we highlighted 4 infographics Trigard created for funeral homes to use on their social media channels. You can view these infographics here.
Trigard has delivered again posting the below infographic on their Facebook Page:
Remember FuneralHomes.com? They just announced the acquisition of Cremations.com. In a statement about the acquisition the company CEO said, “It shocks me that multi-billion dollar companies in the funeral industry overlooked this potential acquisition. You would think a bit of energy would go into internet positioning considering over 85% of the country will be online by the end of 2014″
Life Celebration, Inc., a growing community of funeral homes that embrace a systematic approach to creating memorable and meaningful funeral experiences for families, recently created and released a free informational DVD.
Death themed lego sets became a reality last year when ASD – Answering Service for Directors started giving a way the ‘Lego Cemetery’ first exposed by Caleb Wilde via his Facebook Page Confessions of a Funeral Director at funeral conventions across the country.
Yesterday, Caleb did it again when he shared this picture sent to him by a follower named ‘Rachel’