Kenneth McKenzie Columnist The holidays can be the most difficult time of the year to deal with a loss. It has been years since my family has been separated by deaths and we were all able to sit at one table together for a holiday meal. The worst thing to do in dealing with a […]
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November 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
October 5th, 2012 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist When I began in the funeral industry, a death certificate was 7” x 8.5” in size. They have now grown to full sheets of paper at 8.5” x 11”. Each state mandates what information is to be placed on a death certificate and what is not. The state periodically updates the information […]
September 7th, 2012 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist We each have a unique scent about us that somehow gets trapped within our clothing: your grandmother’s lilac perfume and fresh-baked persimmon cookies; a carpenter’s freshly carved wood; a florist’s flowers; and a mortician…well, let’s not go there. After a death, families often ask me, “When is the right time to get […]
August 10th, 2012 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist Since I started in the funeral profession in 1986, families have shared similar stories over and over with me. One recurring story is the dreams people have within a few days after the death of a family member. Most of the stories are very similar– the deceased seem to come to people […]
July 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Community, It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist There are so many rumors are out there about death and dying and circumstances surrounding the one thing we each will experience. Some of these rumors are so old that many people take them as facts. So I thought I would discuss a few.