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TEDx Talk Video: “Embracing Death”

Posted on September 18, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
Posted under History, Immortality

“The North American leap from a culture of healthy death acceptance to a culture of death denial has been no leap at all. It’s been a journey of small steps. And this journey has, in part, been enabled by both the professionalization of death and the funeral industry. In this talk, I explore options that […]

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Flowers That Communicate

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February 18, 2014  By amyacunningham I must share this photograph of a casket spray originally published on the British Good Funeral Guide website. The deceased woman being buried loved to knit, so the clever floral designer worked balls of yarn and knitting needles into the colorful arrangement. Lesson learned: It’s okay to offer ideas to florists, […]

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Tips for Writing Tasteful and Memorable Obituaries

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | 2 Comments
Posted under Funeral Etiquette, Funeral Planning, Grief

By: Mike Hepburn Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Writing an obituary is an honour and one to be undertaken with reverence, but it is also a chance for the deceased to speak one last time and to be remembered forever. If you have to write an obit, look for small details from the deceased’s life. Ask […]

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So, You’re Thinking of Befriending a Funeral Director?

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By: Mike Hepburn Thursday, February 26, 2015 Almost any funeral director will tell you their profession does make them a bit of a special breed that is unlike most of your other friends. So, if you’re thinking of being friends with a funeral director, here are just of few things you may want to be […]

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What Most People Don’t Know or Can’t Fathom About Cremation

Posted on September 9, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
Posted under Cremation, Funeral Planning

Creative Ways to Approach the Inevitable: A Blog by NYC Funeral Director Amy Cunningham Cremation does not replace the funeral. You can still have a funeral with the body present before the cremation, or a memorial service with an urn there afterwards. If a cremation is planned–and a wake, formal funeral or identification of the […]

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