Propel Funeral Partners makes $12.3 million profit due to surge of winter deaths

Propel Funeral Partners, one of the largest death services providers in Australia and New Zealand, announced that its revenue increased 19% this year. A $8.3 million (€7.5m) net-profit compared to a loss of $9.6 million (€8.7m) in the same period…

Canadian Red Deer Hospice Society opens $5.2 million hospice expansion

After 5 years of negotiations and building, the Red Deer Hospice society was finally able to open their $5.2 million hospice expansion. The addition increases the existing ten rooms to sixteen private palliative care spaces. There is also now room…

New palliative care study ranks the best places to die in America

Palliative care advocacy groups (Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)) have released a new study grading states palliative care availability. The goal of the report is to inform and help citizens and…

Legendary Drummer Ginger Baker dies at 80

Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker, born 19 August 1939; died 6 October 2019 at the age of 80. He had been suffering from degenerative osteoarthritis and a smoking-related pulmonary condition. He is survived by his four children Nettie, Leda, Kofi, and…

Bride adds father’s ashes into her wedding manicure

Five months before the wedding of Charlotte Walton’s her father passed away. The family was of course devastated and it broke Charlotte ́s heart that her father would no longer be able to walk her down the aisle as they…

Controversy continues among Zimbabwe funeral industry on servicing national heroes

What can the government do to guarantee that the nation’s fallen heroes are given the funeral services they deserve? The Zimbabwe death care industry wants more government regulations and enforcement around the National Heroes Act. Allowing mourning families to select…

Carriage Services acquires Lombardo Funeral Homes in New York

PRESS RELEASE: Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Lombardo Funeral Homes in Buffalo, NY. The partnership with Lombardo Funeral Homes further expands Carriage Services’ strategic geographic footprint in the state of New York. …

Fundamentals of the death care industry: Popular funeral flowers and their meanings

Funerals and celebrations of life are meant to be experiences rich in meaning. Honoring the life and character of a beloved individual. Families and friends want to have every detail of the event embody the emotions they want to convey. …

The Coeio Infinity Mushroom Burial Suit

In 2011 TED Talks blew up the end of life choice discussion with a talk by Jae Rhim Lee. Promoting a suit that would be a greener alternative for individuals looking to minimize their impact on the planet not only…

Fundamentals of the death care industry: Memorial and cremation jewelry types

Cremation jewelry, memorial jewelry, funeral jewelry, or remembrance jewelry all refers to the creation of a wearable accessory that embodies an element associated with someone who has passed.  Remembrance jewelry can be designed into every sort of style and preference…