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Entries Tagged as 'It’s a Matter of Life'

When should you dispose of a departed loved one’s clothing?

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 […]

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Dreaming

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 […]

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True or false?

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.

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Determine your child’s comfort level when dealing with death of loved ones

June 8th, 2012 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life

Kenneth McKenzie Columnist Do you take a child to see a deceased relative or not? I can only speak from my own experience. I am very grateful to my mother that she had the common sense to simply ask the four of us kids if we wanted to go see our father’s body the day […]

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It’s a Matter of Life

May 18th, 2012 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life

Why do we need to send flowers to a funeral? I mean, why flowers? Who was the guy that said, “When someone dies you send flowers?” Is it to distract the grieving family from the deceased in the casket? Actually the act of sending or bringing flowers to a funeral or viewing is not as […]

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