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Cressy Memorial becomes first Funeral Director Daily sponsor
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Cressy Memorial becomes first Funeral Director Daily sponsor

Cressy Memorial, an Indiana based group that operates as a sales and marketing agency for industry manufacturers, has become the very first sponsor of Funeral Director Daily.  You can see a photo of one of their products, the Crowne Vault, in the upper right hand corner of every page of Funeral Director Daily. In 2006, Cressy Memorial saw a need for a less expensive urn vault.  They believed the “high end vault market” was saturated but that the market was […]

El Paso funeral homes to aid shooting victims
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El Paso funeral homes to aid shooting victims

While the event that led to the offer is certainly something that no city anywhere should have to go through, we have learned today in this media release that many funeral homes in El Paso, Texas, will offer free services to those killed in the mass shooting attack in that city on Saturday. As of this writing, twenty people have been confirmed dead in the attack. The death care profession has always been known as one that gives local support […]

The Ontario liquid cremation debate
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The Ontario liquid cremation debate

Since February 2018 there has been a moratorium on the installation and licensing of liquid cremation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis or water cremation, in the Canadian province of Ontario.  At this point in time, according to this article from the Ottawa Citizen, the Wartman Funeral Home of Kingston is the only facility in the province licensed to cremate bodies using alkaline hydrolysis.  They operate a “high temperature” alkaline hydrolysis method of the procedure. However, again according to the article, […]

Everybody is reading Funeral Director Daily
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Everybody is reading Funeral Director Daily

Generally, I’ve never been one to blow my own horn.  I’ve always felt, “Just do my job and those I serve will be my best advertisers”.  However, I’ve found out that in the process of building a world-wide read blog, sometimes you have to tell people what is happening to help them get excited and tell others what they are missing. So, as you know, this blog has been home grown 100% with no financial resources thrown at building readership.  […]

Better Place Forests. . . a new wave of memorialization
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Better Place Forests. . . a new wave of memorialization

It seems like this medium is many times writing about the need for more permanent memorialization options to be available for our death care consumers.  It also seems like we spend a lot of time writing about new start-ups in the death care profession that are hoping to catch the new wave of consumer thinking.  Today, we are going to tell you about one new venture that we believe checks both of those boxes.  The venture is Better Place Forests.  […]

Crowdfunding. . . and funerals. . . growing?
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Crowdfunding. . . and funerals. . . growing?

Over the past couple of years Funeral Director Daily has written some articles on the idea of going to a mass funding site to pay for funeral expenses.  We don’t know much about this, but we do know that it is a growing phenomena – not only with funerals – but with other large expenses incurred by families who seemingly don’t have the funds to pay for what they need. . . or want. Here is a recent article we […]

Today’s SpaceX launch to carry 152 cremated human remains
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Today’s SpaceX launch to carry 152 cremated human remains

In recent months at Funeral Director Daily  we have kept up with what we think are some of the newer ways to memorialize that consumers are thinking about such as alkaline hydrolysis, recombination (human composting), potential outdoor cremation and the like.  Until we saw this article we had forgot all about Celestis Memorial Spaceflights – that may seem new, but was founded a quarter of a century ago. Sometime between Monday, June 24 at 11:30 am and Tuesday, June 25 […]

15 month odyssey for Green Burial completed
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15 month odyssey for Green Burial completed

A written article and video news story from NBC Connecticut that you can see here tells the story of the death and eventual burial of Ms. Tessa Pascarella.  The story is one of the difficulty of having a green burial on land you own and how that can be accomplished.  To me, it is also a touching story of a son who would not quit in his pursuit of “doing for his mother what she wanted done.” I don’t think […]

More on Recomposition
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More on Recomposition

We informed you a couple of weeks ago that the State of Washington’s House and Senate had approved both the ability for final disposition not only for alkaline hydrolysis, but for “recomposition” or what some refer to as “human composting. Just the other day we found this article in the Australian publication, The New Daily, that informs us more about the process and how it came to be.  It also tells us of the company formed in the State of […]

Burial in a Mushroom Suit
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Burial in a Mushroom Suit

We have written that funeral wishes and choices by the consumer is ever expanding in the death care market.  We have written that the choices and alternatives outside of traditional earth burial and cremation continue to expand.  Last October we wrote about a process, created by a company called Coeio, in which a deceased is place in an organic cotton suit, or shroud, that is infused with a biomix of mushroom mycelium that will aid in decomposition and transfer body […]