Recent Articles


Come to the Forest to Visit Me

0 / May 1, 2014 3:42 pm

Come to the forest to visit me Down by the roots of a tree Waste not your tears on cold, stone graves Water a flower for me Give me to the earth when my…


Designating an Executor of Estate in the UK

0 / April 11, 2014 11:25 am

An Executor can be very helpful in the initial days after a death. They can help to obtain and disseminate a will or directive, and can also make decisions…


Advantages of Preparing a Will in Advance

0 / February 23, 2014 11:16 am

Despite its natural, inevitable nature, death is an uncomfortable subject for many people. Turning attention to what life might be like for others, once…


The Role a Stonemason Plays in Selecting a Memorial

0 / February 17, 2014 10:18 am

Stonemasons play an integral role in the process of creating and selecting a memorial for loved ones that have passed away, yet their role is often under…


5 Funeral Supplies for Green Burials

2 / October 28, 2013 8:53 am

Green burials are designed to leave a minimal impact on the environment. Traditional burials take up vital space in the ground, and non-decomposing coffins…

Recent Blog Posts

What to Consider When Planning Your Own Funeral

Your Tribute / September 30, 2014 8:05 pm

Death is quite possibly one of the most difficult things any of us will ever have to face. Naturally, when the time comes for us, we want the process […]

It’s OK to Remember

Jesse Roberts / August 25, 2014 10:13 pm

July 15, 1993 is the day that my mother, at the age of 35, unexpectedly took her last breath. She was the individual who tucked me into bed each night […]

Absence of Touch

Melinda Lyons / August 14, 2014 4:41 pm

Six weeks after my father died, I lost my fifty-six-year-old husband very suddenly. My mother and I have often discussed how sad and strange it was to […]

Are the “What Ifs” Making You Crazy?

Beth Marshall / August 1, 2014 4:51 am

What’s the worst possible thing you can imagine happening? You probably don’t have to think very hard. Most of us have something in mind that would be […]

8 Alternatives to a Traditional Burial

Your Tribute / July 24, 2014 3:29 am

When most of think about funerals, we think of traditional caskets, church and graveside services and a sprinkling of earth into an open grave. This, […]

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