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Changing Irish funeral mentality is leading to growing direct cremation services

While the preference for burials remains in Ireland as a whole, there is a growing trend towards direct cremation services followed with customized wakes.  Cremations...

South Dakota funeral home is purchased by a local young family

It all started in the late 1800´s when the Medin Brothers started a Furniture and Undertaking business in Dell Rapids. In 1906 it changed hands...

Florida based Foundation Partners acquires family-run Oregon funeral chain Musgrove Mortuaries and Cemeteries

Foundation Partners, a private company out of Florida, is now the owner of the local family owned Oregon funeral chain Musgrove Mortuaries and Cemeteries Musgrove...

Neptune society being sued for not upholding prepaid service plan agreements

Neptune Society, one of America’s largest funeral service providers,  is being sued by the California attorney general accusing the company of not having enough reserves...

New research shows only 30 out of 198 countries have sufficient palliative care accessible

 A new international study led by the University of Glasgow has confirmed that only 14% of people worldwide have access to palliative care. The research...

Touching Holiday Gravesite Decor

As we near a time where families around the world gather together, it’s also a time to remember the ones who are no longer able...

Colorado is planning on becoming the second state to legalize recomposition

Following Washington State which legalized natural organic reduction or the contained accelerated conversion of human remains to soil this past May, Colorado represenatives want to...

US States taking action to improve palliative and end of life care

Recently New Jersey passed two bills to improve access to palliative and end-of-life care. The bills will support patients and professionals with more information, trained...

Canadian funeral director fights for new legislation around uncollected remains

How to manage uncollected remains is a standard funeral home and crematorium conversation topic. Everyone wants to do right by the departed and their families,...