Remains left at Vietnam Vets Wall to be Buried with Honors

By Funeral Director Daily / June 1, 2018 /

I came across an article today in the Minneapolis StarTribune that carried a Washington Post byline.  You can read the article here and it pertains to an agreement that was reached between the National Park Service and the Missing in America Project.  The Missing in America Project says that their purpose is to identify and…

Read More

Utah Becomes 14th State to Approve Alkaline Hydrolysis

By Funeral Director Daily / May 31, 2018 /

A recent article from The Universe, a Brigham Young University publication, which you can read here starts off with the following quote, “The baby boomers have changed every industry in their lives, so they’ll change this one as well.”  That was said by Utah funeral director and founder of the Nelson Family Mortuary Lance Nelson.…

Read More

What’s Your Protocol?

By Funeral Director Daily / May 29, 2018 /

When I first started making funeral arrangements it was in the day of over 90% earth burials in my community.  I remember many times when making the removal of the deceased at the nursing home, hospital, or private residence that the next of kin would say to me, “When do we come in to pick…

Read More

Fire Department called to crematory in suburban San Diego

By Funeral Director Daily / May 25, 2018 /

On Thursday, May 24, a suburban San Diego fire department was called to a crematory.  Evidently, according to Fox 5 of San Diego, a crematory door was ajar and led to billowing smoke from the chimney and out the buildings doors.  Again, according to Fox 5, the fire suppression system also kicked into gear leading…

Read More

Pure Cremation Secures $10 million in Venture Financing

By Funeral Director Daily / May 22, 2018 /

Pure Cremation, the company that was started in the United Kingdom in 2015 recently announced that it will have received a total of US $10 million in funding for its low cost model of simple cremations following death.  According to this article from Evening Express which you can read here, Elliot Kaye, an investment director…

Read More

Chinese Citizens Paid to Destroy Caskets

By Funeral Director Daily / April 25, 2018 /

I recently read an article from the South China Morning Post that you can read here.  The article touches on the fact that the Jiangnan City Daily reported that about 400 villagers in Shangrao county of Jiangxi province were paid about 1,000 yuan (about $159) to have their caskets crushed. The article goes on to say that…

Read More

Massachusetts community to vote on Municipal Pet Crematory

By Funeral Director Daily / April 24, 2018 /

Two years ago the Massachusetts Cape Cod community of Harwich approved the transfer of land to the cemetery commission to build a pet cemetery for the community.  Roads and paths are being put in, landscaping has been done and the project even won an innovation award from the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Now, according to this…

Read More

South Koreans Preferring Cremation

By Funeral Director Daily / March 20, 2018 /

  The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare recently released a report that indicates that since the 1990’s South Koreans have been preferring cremation at a very high percentage.  An article published in the Straits Times that you can read here indicates that over 80% of South Koreans now choose cremation. The article points…

Read More

Mistake Leads Nova Scotia to tighten Funeral Rules

By Funeral Director Daily / March 14, 2018 /

  The Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors issued a report last week calling for their legislature to “ensure that there is a system in place” for the handling of human remains.  The report was prompted by a mix-up at a Nova Scotia funeral home on December 27, 2017, that was…

Read More

Jury Awards Mott Family $8 Million in Lost Body Trial

By Funeral Director Daily / February 16, 2018 /

A jury in San Antonio has awarded a couple $8 million after finding the Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries negligent in the loss of the their daughter’s body before she was to be cremated, according to an article in the Insurance Journal that you can read here. Sharlotte and Timothy Mott, parents of Julie…

Read More

Subscribe to Funeral Director Daily
Enter your email address to join 3,413 readers who subscribe to all Funeral Director articles.

advertise here banner