Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust (Cremation)

Posted on May 14th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Ashes, Bio Cremation, Burial, Cremation, Funerals, Glendora, Mortuary
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People used to consider cremation disrespectful. They preferred hiring undertakers to embalm their loved one’s bodies and place the chemically-preserved remains in boxes they buried in the ground. Somehow, this practice was considered more respectful than cremation. Go figure. Now, thankfully, the practice of cremation is just as enthusiastically embraced as the more traditional method […]

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Mortuary: History of the Term

Posted on April 6th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, Glendora, Mortuaries, Mortuary
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Archaeologically and anthropologically speaking, the word, mortuary, means: ‘any purpose-built structure, resembling a normal dwelling in many ways, in which a dead body is buried.’” Dead House Prior to the 14th century, when they coined the term “mortuary,” people placed their dead in a “deadhouse.” Such a blunt term, it’s little wonder a new phrase […]

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Coping with Grief Following a Suicide

Posted on January 30th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Cremation, Funerals, Grief, Mortuary, Suicide
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How to grieve over someone who has taken their own life Losing someone you love hurts, no matter how they died. But, in the case of suicide, the pain can be exacerbated by feelings of confusion, frustration and guilt – wondering why someone you cared about decided the only way out was to take his […]

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10 Top Funniest Movie Scenes about Death

Posted on January 2nd, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Bio Cremation, Burial, Cremation, Funerals, Grief, Living Funerals, Memorials, Mortuary, Urns
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We aren’t your run-of-the mill funeral home. While we excel at providing traditional services such as embalming, cremation, memorials and burials, we also embrace trends like bio-cremation and living funerals. Over 30 years of experience in the funeral industry has made us comfortable around death. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that while […]

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Living Funerals

Posted on December 18th, 2017
Posted by Manny Godoy under Funerals, Living Funerals, Memorials, Mortuary, Pre-Planning
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In a classic episode of Gilligan’s Island, Mr. Howell hides behind bushes watching his funeral. Because he was still alive during the ceremony, his character was ahead of his time. A current trend in the funeral industry is to host your own memorial service, while you’re there to enjoy it! Called a living funeral, the […]

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