NFL Packers put “pocket” in jersey for cremated remains

By Funeral Director Daily / July 14, 2022 /

I’m surprised I missed this article last October when it was originally published by CBS Sports.  However, I’m glad that I found it recently while researching another article for Funeral Director Daily. The article touches on sports but is, in my opinion, an article on death care, grief, the human psyche, and the movement of…

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Solace opens East Coast operation

By Funeral Director Daily / July 11, 2022 /

This recent press release from direct-to-consumer direct cremation operator Solace announces their opening of their 3rd geographic area of service in the United States.  The announcement brings forth the opening of a service area in Jacksonville, Florida, that according to the press release, will serve Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties of Northeast Florida.…

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Two thoughts on the changing face of funeral service

By Funeral Director Daily / June 7, 2022 /

Over the last couple of weeks I have read a couple of articles that seem to indicate a path that death care is going — at least as some people see it.  The first article which you can read here is a public relations piece from the United Kingdom and is titled, “Cultural shifts and…

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Canadian Direct Cremation provider to expand

By Funeral Director Daily / June 3, 2022 /

We learned in this article from Saltwire that Toronto, Ontario, based direct cremation provider Eirene is set to expand their services to the province of Nova Scotia. In business for two years in Ontario the provider offers a cremation package that includes death certificates, transportation, and estate administration support in addition to the removal of…

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The Heart of America

By Funeral Director Daily / May 27, 2022 /

We are coming up on Memorial Day weekend.  For me it is always a time for reflection on the good that America has done over the years on the world stage and a time to honor and respect those that were willing to put their lives on the line for others.  That duty has always…

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Is a Pet Crematory in your future?

By Funeral Director Daily / May 23, 2022 /

Every week as I’m looking researching through death care articles looking for topics to write on for Funeral Director Daily I will come across an article from some United States newspaper announcing that the local funeral home has just added pet cremation services to its line of service offerings. I’ve also seen, as this article…

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Recognizing the “cusp of change”

By Funeral Director Daily / May 20, 2022 /

I’m always on the look out for whatever I can find that puts me at the front edge of “change” in the death care profession.  Change in our profession used to happen pretty slow. . . . from home visitations to funeral homes, from wood caskets to metal caskets, to the slow methodical march of…

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The Cost of Cremation

By Funeral Director Daily / May 13, 2022 /

Earlier this week I came across this article on how the State of Hawaii is now poised to become the 22nd state of the United States that will legalize alkaline hydrolysis.  I’ve said before that even though it has been since 2003 that the first state in the country legalized alkaline hydrolysis — that’s almost…

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Cemeteries, funeral homes looking for that perfect acquisition. . . we may have it

By Funeral Director Daily / April 21, 2022 /

The Prudential Company has the “Rock of Gibraltar” logo as an iconic brand differentiator.  As a matter of fact the brand logo is one of the oldest and most recognizable in the world. . . . .first appearing for Prudential in 1896 when the company stated, “Prudential has the strength of Gibraltar”. . . .…

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The Battle for Aquamation

By Funeral Director Daily / April 7, 2022 /

There is a battle being waged over the human disposition method called “aquamation”, also known as alkaline hydrolysis or flameless cremation. But, most of us are just too busy or are comfortable with disposition in the form of earth burial or cremation to really notice it. I find it interesting in a world where everything…

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