Family and friends of a 56-year-old grandmother, who died from cancer, have attended a Halloween-themed funeral at Luton (UK). Among the 100 mourners, who came to celebrate her life, some were dressed up as Witches, Beetlejuice, the Tasmanian Devil and even Darth Vader! Johnson’s son, Neil, said: “We’ve added an extra little personal touch to the funeral, it’s helped a lot.”
A few years ago, a friend of Suelin Chen’s told her about a particularly beautiful funeral she had attended, one that made a lasting impression on Chen, even though she was never there. “She said it was by the water and everyone had candles and there was a procession and, looking back, she could see all these flickering lights,” Chen said. “No one was wearing black, and the general feeling was uplifting …
Independent Funeral Directors of Florida and DNA Memorial, a DNA services brand of CG Labs, Inc., have entered into an agreement designating IFDF as the exclusive distributor of the DNA Memorial services and products to Florida’s independently owned funeral homes.
Nothing is better than finding your passion in life. For some people, this might be a desire to express your creativity through art or music, or to help people better themselves through education or teaching. But for those in the funeral profession, the journey towards a career full of passion is a little bit different.
Medicare announced plans this month to reimburse doctors for talking with patients about what treatments they want — and don’t want — toward the end of life. This sensible, long-overdue proposal is likely to have a very wide impact. About 80 percent of people who die in the United States each year are covered by Medicare, and Medicare policies are often followed by private insurers, some of which already pay for these advance-planning conversations.
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Messenger LLC, the leading funeral stationery supplier in North America, recently recognized its top 10 sales representatives with sales awards at the company’s National Sales Meeting held in Orlando, Florida. Top honors went to Tom Ahlers, Jay Amburgey, David Bednar, Jeff Burnett, Ellie Dane, John Duncan, Dave Kolbe, Glenn Vaughn, Rick Wood and father and son team, Gerry and Greg Wright
As a funeral director I’ve planned and have been present at what seems like a million funerals. I’ve cringed when the open mic (“Hey, come share a memory with the family”) has either been eerily silent, or veered off course and gone horribly awry. (Just ask me about the time someone stood up and started going on and on about the deceased contracting an STD back in the day.) I’ve rolled my eyes when the minister stood up and started his funeral sermon with the phase, “I never met (fill in the blank), but I’m here to share some words with you today.”
Yes, “Cremation with integrity” depicting an urn showcasing a Nazi soldier is a real advertisement in the The Jefferson City News Tribune that was printed Sunday July 19th for the Millard Funeral Chapels and their Columbia MO – based crematory operated by Parker Funeral Service. I can’t even make this up.
For 132 years, Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home has made a name for itself in the Treme neighborhood by ensuring that families — even those who weren’t sure how they could pay for it — saw their loved ones buried in style. On Monday, the family-owned institution laid to rest one of its own, sending off co-owner Armand Charbonnet with a church service and jazz funeral that resounded with the traditions his own career helped carry forward for generations.