Pricing is relative, but one low-cost provider can beat us all up

By Funeral Director Daily / October 2, 2023 /

  Inflation has set in. . . I recently had to install a new air conditioning condenser to our existing HVAC combination unit.  An air conditioning condensor, like a funeral or cremation expense, is something you don’t buy everyday. . . . in fact, maybe less than once a decade.   And, when I called…

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Meeting Katrina Spade

By Funeral Director Daily / September 28, 2023 /

    English poet Oscar Wilde is thought by some as first using the phrase that “Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery”.  In today’s world of economics and commerce one might also believe that “Somebody starting a business similar to what you have started” would also be a very well-known form of flattery…

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More from the floor. . . . Supplier news from the NFDA Convention

By Funeral Director Daily / September 21, 2023 /

  My favorite time annually at the National Funeral Directors Convention (NFDA) is when I get to roam the Expo Hall among all of Death Care’s suppliers and just visit.  Sometimes it is about new and exciting products and sometimes it is just catching up with an old friend. . . . . and sometimes…

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New Loewen Group movie drives readership

By Funeral Director Daily / September 18, 2023 /

      It’s the middle of the month when Funeral Director Daily recaps our top read stories of the past 30 days.  This month we have proved that our search engine presence is alive and well as a story that originally ran in 2018 was the top read story of the month.   Of…

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SCI building funeral home on cemetery grounds in Virginia

By Funeral Director Daily / September 15, 2023 /

  This article from a recent edition of the Roanoke Times of Virginia mentions two funeral homes being built within a half-mile of each other in that community.  At Funeral Director Daily we found that intriguing because we have noticed that with the rise of interest rates coupled with the uncertain sense of large traditional…

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Global Green Burial Alliance to form. . . .offers introductory webinar today

By Funeral Director Daily / September 14, 2023 /

    Funeral Director Daily (FDD) was recently notified that a group has been working to bring together what they call the “Global Green Burial Alliance” (GGBA).  FDD received a statement out of Australia earlier this week about the formation.   According to the statement from Mr. Mark Thomas, the Global Green Burial Alliance will…

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Loewen movie “The Burial” finally has a release date

By Funeral Director Daily / September 13, 2023 /

    At Funeral Director Daily we have tried to keep you updated on the status of the Hollywood movie that has been produced about the disagreement and eventual lawsuit between one-time power funeral home consolidator company The Loewen Group and a funeral home in Mississippi.   Finally, we have read in this article from…

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Study finds 23% grieve alone

By Funeral Director Daily / August 30, 2023 /

    Grief is a tough issue.  It is not linear and does not follow any time lines or schedules.  Grief is unique.  And, there is no doubt that each of us grieves differently. . . .and, differently in different death scenarios.  For instance, you may grieve a death of a great aunt who you…

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Recent Death Care Index (DCI) rise reflects cautionary growth of the profession

By Funeral Director Daily / August 28, 2023 /

    We’ve just passed the time period where the companies that comprise the Funeral Director Daily Death Care Index (DCI) have publicly shared their results for the April thru June 2023 time period.  The five companies that comprise the index include Matthews International, Security National Financial Corporation, Carriage Services, Park Lawn Corporation, and Service…

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A solution at the cemetery

By Funeral Director Daily / August 10, 2023 /

      According to this article in the Sarnia Observer Harold Sonnenberg has been pretty busy as the superintendent of Greenwood Cemetery in Waterford, Ontario, Canada.   What’s happened there happens all over North America in cemeteries and provides back-breaking work for those who “fix the problem” to satisfy families of those interred.   The…

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