Rental Caskets – What!

Rental Caskets – What!

What do you do if you want both a traditional funeral or viewing, but then cremation and scattering of the ashes? If some of the family wishes to have funeral services (which are important to have) and others prefer the scattering of ashes; both are possible without...

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Ash Scattering – Need to Know

Ash Scattering – Need to Know

Is it your responsibility to scatter a loved one’s cremains (ashes)? If so, there are some things you should know before you start and some decisions that should be made – else you could be sorry!Scattering LocationsWhere are you planning to scatter the cremains? ...

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Why Have  Funeral Service ?

Why Have Funeral Service ?

When someone we love dies, how do we decide if we should have a funeral service, or not? Taking a look at the reasons to have a funeral may help us decide. The very act of having a ceremony illustrates the respect for the deceased individual. The service aides the...

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World War II Veterans – Trip to Washington

World War II Veterans – Trip to Washington

On Sunday, May 4, 2015, eighty World War II veterans will return to San Diego International Airport on a chartered flight after visiting the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. The veterans left on Friday. On Saturday, they will visit the WWII Memorial, and then the...

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Day of the Dead in Mexico – Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead in Mexico – Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos), the day departed souls return to earth, is one of the biggest events in Mexico. During this time, families honor their ancestors. Rather than fear death, Mexico celebrates. "The Day of the Dead," spawned from the Aztec Indian...

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Number Six Cause of Death

Alzheimer’s Disease – Number Six Cause of Death

As we have noted before, heart disease and cancer are the top two leading causes of death in the United States. Coming in at number six is Alzheimer’s disease. In 2014 even though it only accounts for 3.37% of all deaths, the total number is surprising. There were...

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Cancer in the US – 2nd Leading Cause of Death

Cancer in the US – 2nd Leading Cause of Death

Second only to heart disease, cancer in the US causes almost 25% of the deaths every year. In 2013, it was predicted to cause close to 600,000 deaths. There are many types and locations for what is called cancer. The main characteristic of all of the types is a fast...

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Leading Causes of Death

Leading Causes of Death

Annually there are 2,515,458 deaths registered in the US each year with the leading top 10 causes accounting for nearly 75% of all deaths. The top three causes of death according to the Center for Disease Control in 2014 are   The leading cause of death for both...

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How to Avoid The Funeral Home

How to Avoid The Funeral Home

A funeral home is a peaceful place to visit, but even if you are planning to have the most beautiful of funerals, you may want to make some life changes for the new year that will delay the need for putting your funeral plans in action too soon.  We are a very...

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Buddhist Funeral Customs

Buddhist Funeral Customs

Burial at Sea Buddhist Funeral CustomsThe varied number of Buddhist denominations believe both life and death are part of the cycle known as Samsura. In Samsura a person’s deeds in this life and all previous incarnations of life, lead to further reincarnation. The...

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Hindu Funeral Customs

Hindu Funeral Customs

Hindu funeral customs for commemoration of death and dying are held in a fairly uniform format. These customs are determined by the Veda, the most ancient Hindu scriptures, written in early Sanskrit. The rituals, however, may vary by the area, tradition, and other...

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