I have suffered the loss of close family members, and, while I have gotten used to the passing of my loved ones, I have never gotten over it. Some days, it seems to me that the funerals of my parents, Aunts and Uncles, Nephew and close friends were just yesterday, and I am overwhelmed with…

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Air transport luggage

TRANSPORTATION OF THE DECEASED: That was my wife’s fear when her mother passed away in Florida. We needed to transport her up north for burial and we worried that she would get “lost”.   My wife was sure that if the airline could lose her luggage, then they could do the same with her mother.…

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Eva Cassidy

EVA CASSIDY: WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD: I have always wondered, what do people think and feel when they know that they are going to die? I understand that we are all going to die sooner or later, but some people have a pretty good idea of when they will leave this life and enter the…

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Pain vs Suffering: Pain and dying are not the same as suffering.

THE NATURE OF SUFFERING. A few months ago a friend told me about the lessons he learned as a teenager from his then terminally ill father.  My friend said that when his father was dying he said that sickness, pain and dying are not the same as suffering.  According to my friend, as far back…

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Spirituality Life and Well-Being

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT LIFE AND SPIRITUALITY? It may seem unusual that our funeral home has chosen to publish articles focused on spirituality, life, and well-being, but to us, it is natural that we talk about life and not death. After all, we can’t imagine that a lot of our clientele will be reading…

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