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Pet cemetery sold for commercial use shocks pet parents

For over 50 years pet owners have been burying their beloved pets at the Oak Hollow Memorial Park. This has come to an abrupt end as the pet cemetery owner has sold the land. At Hollow Oak Memorial Park, just…

Mexico battles infectious waste disposal issues due to corona crisis

Piles of hazardous medical waste have been found in forests, warehouses and crematoria in Mexico as the country surpasses the limits of waste management. Military personnel have served their country and have a special role in society. Honoring deceased veterans…

States can’t wait for FEMA, Massachusetts lawmakers propose to help cover covid19 funeral costs

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have proposed a $5 million fund to help families, who lost a loved one to COVID-19, pay for burial services. Backed by almost a dozen lawmakers, a bipartisan proposal by Massachusetts lawmakers would provide up to $1,500…

São Paulo creates new public mausoleums to find space for coronavirus victims
  Latin America is emerging as a new hotspot for the coronavirus. To cope with the extreme numbers of deaths, São Paulo is building mausoleums with an estimated 13,000 burial plots. With over 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and nearly 14,000…
New York burial assistance program will include undocumented immigrants

New York expands burial service assistance to provide final support to more low-income New Yorkers.  At this point 22.619 people have died from COVID-19 in New York. While everyone is hurting, some of those who are facing the most difficult…

German Funeral Association demands more focus on the domestic production of coffins in response to crisis

The corona pandemic raises the questions of dependency on global supply chains for essential supplies. In a response the German Federal Association of Funeral Services is asking the government for steps in strengthening the essential production of domestically made coffins.…

Unique ways to honor veterans’ ashes

Get inspired on ways to honor veterans Military personnel have served their country and have a special role in society. Honoring deceased veterans can be a difficult challenge and should be customized to the departed and family’s needs and wants.…

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…

Ghana dancing pallbearers use social media hype to warn people to stay home

Ghana’s dancing pallbearers have gone viral and continue to spread awareness about celebrating a life well-lived.  The Nana Otafrija Dancing Pallbearers gained fame in 2017 after a BBC documentary covered the group and gave them worldwide recognition. Also known as…

New Zealand opens funerals up to 50 attendees

New Zealand Funeral directors consider the government’s change of heart a big win for the community who can now have 50 guests in attendance at a funeral service.  When the New Zealand government announced it would be entering alert level…