Tag: funeral products

Afternoon Edition Products

Afternoon edition: Like a wedding registry, “Tap’n Go” may be new addition to death care

Today’s feature article in Funeral Director Daily’s Afternoon edition comes to us from the Lifestyle section of the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald.  It delves into the options for families and friends to contribute to funeral costs or charities at Sydney Funerals. Sydney Funerals has launched a free service they call “Tap a Little Contribution” (TLC).  Based a little on wedding registries and GoFundMe pages, the service allows family and friends to contribute to a deceased’s death care costs or the […]

Business Products

Our colleagues and friends aiding the effort

One of the great things in being part of the funeral, cremation, cemetery, and its supply business is that, as you work in it over time, you realize that it is a pretty small professional world and you get to know lots of people and lots of companies in the realm.  Also, you realize that whatever “it” is, we always seem to be in “it” together. Finally, you realize that one of the commonalities in the business is the propensity […]

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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 […]


Funeral Director / Entrepreneur wins competition with funeral product

David Murphy is not only a funeral director but he is well on his way to becoming the owner of a successful manufacturing business.  Murphy, a funeral director at the Newark, New York, family firm, Paul L. Murphy & Son Funeral Home recently was awarded $40,000 as the First Place recipient of the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation’s KickStart competition.  He received that award over 15 other competitors. Murphy’s invention, of which he is now manufacturing and selling is known […]


Australia’s LifeArt Coffins on the Market

The other day I was doing some research for the “Finance” portion of Funeral Director Daily.  I like to search public companies world-wide who compete in the death care space and learn where I might be able to make a good investment for the long haul.  In any regard, I was researching InvoCare Limited, Australia’s largest provider of death care services and learning more about them. While doing that research I came up with a division of InvoCare that I […]


Gloryboats on the Market

As you know I live in Greater Minnesota (that area that is not in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metroplex) in an area where fishing and duck hunting is very popular.  Just the other day I was introduced to a product in the funeral industry that maybe has some potential in my area.  That product is Gloryboat caskets.  Here is their web-site should you want more information. It’s interesting that in the funeral business we have always said that the “funeral is […]