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News from around the world of Death Care
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News from around the world of Death Care

In today’s afternoon snapshot we have lots of news from around the world.  In the United States, among other stories,  we found a news investigation on StoneMor and some of their cemetery properties in West Virginia.  We found an article and link to a webinar being produced by an Illinois family funeral home, and we found an article on a coroners primary election race in South Carolina where a young funeral director defeated a well entrenched incumbent. Internationally, we found […]

Another unique start up
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Another unique start up

Last November we brought you this article which told of a trend setting funeral establishment in London created by restauranteer Oliver Peyton, branded “Exit Here”.  It comes from an idea that Peyton had to provide more choice and fashion to death care arrangements in a rapidly increasing secularized Great Britain. Today we bring you another start up from Great Britain somewhat along the same lines.  It is a storefront funeral experience calling itself “Beyond” and is located in Aylesbury.  They […]

“Honored to be asked to Share”
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“Honored to be asked to Share”

Many of you who work in the death care business may know Jim Price.  Jim comes from a funeral service family and has worked full-time in the death care space for almost 50 years.  I met Jim about 30 years ago at a funeral profession golf event and have seen him annually for almost each of those 30 years. Jim continues to work in the profession.  However, it is probably fair to say that he spends lots of volunteer time […]

New product – Parting Stone – wins award
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New product – Parting Stone – wins award

Just yesterday Funeral Director Daily featured an article about staying positive about changes that come within the industry.  We wrote about changes in funeral service over the last 150 years and how figuring out how you can enhance your service with those changes is what keeps funeral homes relevant to death care consumers. Today, we are introducing you to a new product for the cremation industry.  That product is Parting Stone.  Here’s how Parting Stone describes itself in a press […]

Three ways to support grieving families through a move
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Three ways to support grieving families through a move

  by Lucille Rosetti, TheBereaved.org Moving on after death is never easy. As a funeral home director, you may be all too familiar with how difficult it is for loved ones and family members to escape the emotional effects of grief. Many of your clients may mention moving to a different home as a way to cope with the loss of a loved one, and this can be a personal and powerful decision. While you can’t help your clients make […]

Another way to memorialize cremated remains
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Another way to memorialize cremated remains

As we move into the weekend I thought I would just leave you with an article to read about another – what some might say is innovative – way to memorialize a loved one.  I wrote earlier this week that I am one who would opt to bury a loved one’s cremated remains in a cemetery or place in a columbarium.  However, I am not remiss in understanding that there are those who would like to memorialize loved ones in […]

Foundation Partners keeps rolling along
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Foundation Partners keeps rolling along

It seems that we are announcing acquisitions by the Foundation Partners Group in rapid succession.  Today we bring you the news that last week it was announced that Foundation Partners Group announced in this press release that they had purchased two funeral/cremation companies on the east, or Space Coast, side of Florida.  The two firms will add six locations to the Foundation Partners Group portfolio of properties. The press release announces the acquisition of Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care […]

Cremation. . .Greek church opposition. . . a couple new products
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Cremation. . .Greek church opposition. . . a couple new products

We will start off our December writings going to the subject of cremation.  Over the long holiday weekend we noticed a couple of articles that we found interesting.  We will bring you some information from Greece and a couple of cremation products that have their origin in Japan. As you know, from this article that Funeral Director Daily brought you last month, the first crematoriums in Greece started operating just this year. This article from The Greek Reporter caught our […]

Matthews reports year end. . .Memorialization sales increase
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Matthews reports year end. . .Memorialization sales increase

Matthews International reported their 4th Quarter and 2019 fiscal Year Sales last week.  The Pittsburgh based public company includes in its portfolio, as one of three business segments, a Memorialization unit that includes Matthews Cremation, Aurora Casket, and Star Granite which are of interest to the death care industry. You can access the Matthews International 4Q and Fiscal 2019 report here. For the 2019 year Matthews International reported sales of $1.54 billion as compared to 2018 total sales of $1.60 […]

Veteran’s Day is approaching. . . here’s how one funeral home is honoring veterans
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Veteran’s Day is approaching. . . here’s how one funeral home is honoring veterans

I was reminded that Veteran’s Day 2019 is fast approaching as it is November 11.  It is a day set aside to thank our nation’s veterans for service given and sacrifices made to protect the freedoms of our great nation. I recently came upon an article on how the Drennan & Ford Funeral Home in the state of Washington is commemorating this day.  They are collecting clothing items to be distributed to individual veterans within the Olympic Peninsula area of […]