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Winston Churchill Fellowship granted to explore pediatric palliative care

Dr. Helena Dunbar has been awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship in hopes of revolutionizing end-of-life care for juveniles and their parents. Dr. Helena Dunbar is an Associate Professor and researcher at De Montfort University´s (DMU) Leicester School of Nursing…

Episcopal church becomes first organized religion to start to selling funeral services online

Episcopal Church creates a new platform to sell religious funeral services globally The outbreak of corona in Washington made the area one of the first to realize the need to move to services online. While many churches understood that standard…

Private Iowa funeral chain split and sold to two private family chains

Private funeral owners find new owners for three branches in two local established Iowa families. Northwest Iowa will see some changes in their funeral service providers as two funeral homes transfer to new ownership and a friendly competitor absorbs the…

Couple reopens Illinois funeral home

The Du Quoin community is happy to welcome Bill and Vonda Rosado as the new owners of the Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home. Filling in the big shoes of local favorite Frank Maxton, who was a staple of the community.  The facility…

New ways to host memorials and community engagement with Facebook adding more video options to their platforms

Updated video offerings make online gatherings easier than ever before. Whether it’s a memorial service or an industry Q&A there are now convenient ways to get together, thanks to tech-giant Facebook. Today video is no longer a nice option but…

One state’s regulations is another state’s funeral home opportunity

Funeral homes create new marketing strategies around varying regulations per state and funeral home.  As the coronavirus started to make its way across the United States it brought with it new regulations that have strangely differentiated in each state. Death…

Fourth generation to carry on Erickson Funeral Home traditions in Darlington, Wisconsin

After 40 years of service Brent Erickson has officially retired as the funeral home director of the Erickson Funeral Home. In doing so he passes on the funeral home to the next generation.  Tragedy hit when George’s wife passed away…

Shakeup for death care e-commerce as Google makes their shopping listings free

Google announced that starting this week listing a product for sale on their shopping tab would now be free.  The tech giant, Google, is going back to its roots and making their shopping tab platform Merchant Center free for e-commerce…

Private funeral home owners expand their Arkansas properties

Private Arkansas funeral owners expand and purchase another private funeral home in a neighboring town. Arkansas funeral home owners Scott and Paula Berna have acquired another funeral home in the city of Rogers, adding another facility to their two other…

Keeping it in the family; Martin Thompson & Son Cremation & Funeral Service acquires Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home

Martin Thompson & Son Cremation & Funeral Service acquires Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home Started in 1911, Thompson Harveson & Cole is one of the few remaining family-owned and managed funeral homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.  The owner,…