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Woman dies of heart attack caused by shock of waking up at her OWN funeral

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The Daily Mail
24 June 2011
A woman died from a heart attack caused by shock after waking up to discover she had been declared dead - and was being prepared for burial.
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I'm a funeral director, not a fund manager!

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Death Care Law Blog
June 24, 2011
With the increase of preneed portability and the sale of non-guaranteed contracts, the funeral director's reliance on the ‘guaranteed contract defense’ becomes more tenuous. In a limited sense, the funeral director is becoming a fund manager on behalf of the consumer.
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Last Updated ( Friday, 24 June 2011 11:22 )

Amityville NY woman horrified to find garbage in father's ashes

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The New York Post
June 16, 2011
"My heart was pounding. I said, 'What the heck is that? A spring?' It flipped me out. I called the funeral home and told them, 'I just found springs in my dad's ashes,' " she said.
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Last Updated ( Friday, 24 June 2011 10:21 )

The Cartoon Bank - Funerals

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The New Yorker Magazine

Eighty nine (89) funeral-related cartoons published between July 11, 1994 - January 24, 2000.

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 June 2011 11:03 )

Creating Connections

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Simplicity Memorial
June 22 2011
To create a meaningful ceremony the first thing you need to know is what you are trying to accomplish with that ceremony. The primary purpose is usually accomplished by means of making connections. When we are part of a ceremony we connect more fully with all entities involved in that ceremony whether they are the other people in the ceremony or deities we gather to worship and commune with.
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