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I came across an article in "The Atlantic" claiming New Zealanders love DIY coffins, suggesting that for the nearly departed there is a new bucket list entry; "Build your own casket".
The article points to "Coffin Clubs", which I had not heard of before. I mean, we have Mens Sheds- surely they'd be perfect for coffin building and the average age of the cohort would likely be quite right 😊
Implementing a modern cemetery management solution can be a great investment in the future for your cemetery, but what are the key things to weigh up in making this decision? The core business of operating a cemetery is changing, with increased regulation, changes in community expectations, and advances in technology. Selecting the right solution that will help you to meet these changing demands is critical to keeping your cemetery relevant and equipped for the future.
Here are 5 key considerations when choosing a cemetery management solution for smaller cemeteries:
The ABC reports The NSW Independent Planning Commission has ordered a local planning body to approve a massive new cemetery in the Campbelltown area in Sydney's south-west.
During the last 16 years, Ashley the cat has lived at the crematorium in Worthing, where he has brought many smiles to the staff who work there and also comforted many bereaved visitors. It is reported Ashley recently passed away, and got his very own kitty cremation. Up to 40 people who were acquainted with the 'therapy cat' attended the ceremony.
Thursday, 8th Aug 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
At a Death Café, people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death with the aim of helping people to make the most of their (finite) lives. Come along in a safe, supportive environment, over a cuppa and cake and share your feelings, thoughts and experiences of death and dying.
A national day of action initiated by the Groundswell Project to activate conversation and curiosity around the topic of death and dying.
The BBC reports on a unique garden that is helping Canadians break a taboo that exists in many societies. It is allowing parents to talk openly about miscarriage. After Debbie Balino gave birth to her first child, she and her husband looked forward to a future with a large family. It was something they had always dreamed of. But as they prepared for the arrival of their second daughter the problems began. "I lost Victoria at 21 weeks in 2013," remembers Debbie.
Northcote Cemetery in Victoria is proving to be an exciting outdoor classroom for a group of young horticulturists-in-training with intellectual disabilities.
Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre provides a range of pre-accredited courses, including horticulture, to adults within the further education sector.