From getting hitched to saving the environment, here’s proof you can still be a busybody long after you kick the bucket. 1. GET MARRIED – Death is no obstacle when it comes to love in China. That’s because ghost marriage—the practice of setting up deceased relatives with suitable spouses, dead or alive—is still an option.
FrontRunner today announced the official kick-off date and complete workshop schedule for it’s new $1.6-million dollar Technology Center. The center represents Frontrunner’s ongoing commitment to set a higher standard, and provides all the tools and resources to help funeral professionals truly excel in today’s market.
No one really knows what happens right before you die. Maybe you see your entire life flash before your eyes. Or maybe you just have some pretty profound thoughts. Here are the final words of eight famous people which are as haunting as they are memorable.
Funeral directors may see hospice as competition, but this shouldn’t be the case. Developing a relationship with your local hospice can be a rewarding endeavor. In my conversations with funeral directors, I’ve come across several ways to connect with these end-of-life caretakers.
I remember my speech teacher giving me a book and the Elliot quote was on the first page. I have never forgotten it probably because at the age of nine it took me at least three minutes to sound out the word ‘perseverance’. HA! I had no idea how often I would return to the quote over the next 19 years.
Passare helps funeral professionals connect and collaborate with families anywhere, any time, from any device.
We had the opportunity to get valuable one-on-one time with Kelly Gilgenbach, Passare Director of Strategic Sales, to find out what is driving the companies innovation.
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The funerals I’ve attended have all been very much the same. Relatives and friends arrive in all black and take seats in the church or synagogue pews for a somber ceremony where prayers are said, memories are shared and tears are shed. The attendees walk slowly out to their cars and form a single file line a behind the hearse, arriving at the graveyard where they place roses on the casket just before it’s lowered into the ground.
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) has been gearing up for the launch of its new Family Contact Program for over a year and the wait is now over. The program was developed from extensive research and analysis that includes specifically surveying their membership in order to discover how family feedback can continue to help independent funeral homes stay ahead of the challenges they face.
IT WAS A SUNDAY in the autumn of 1995, and Rob Sanders was driving his three kids from his house in Baltimore to the house of his ex-wife, Elizabeth Knox, in Silver Spring, Maryland. The kids rotated who got to sit in the front seat, and today was seven-year-old Alison’s turn. The boys wanted to hear the Redskins game, and when Alison leaned forward to fiddle with the radio, Sanders told her to sit back—he would find it. When he looked up, the light had turned red, and he braked, belatedly. Skidding into the intersection at about 14 miles an hour, he hit another car, and the passenger-side airbag deployed.
When Nantucket resident Nancy Holmes’s mother died in September 2014, she called the nearest funeral home to make arrangements. But if she wanted an embalming, the funeralhome told her, it would require shipping her mother’s remains via ferry to their facility on the mainland. After that, the body would have to be ferried back to the island for the service and subsequent burial in the local Catholic cemetery.