Over in Pyongyang mourners wail for the loss of the great leader Kim Jong Il. As Andrew McLaughlin puts it: This is really otherworldly. And terrifying. It’s depressing to be reminded that it’s possible, with energetic and relentless propaganda, surveillance, and oppression, to delude vast numbers of human beings into
A MUSIC-loving funeral director could soon be playing a key role in a national songwriting competition. Distinguished figures like Sir Terry Wogan, ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and Johnnie Walker may be casting a critical ear over a song penned for charity by Neil Brunton – if he can secure enough
From the team here at the GFG, a very happy Christmas to you! Thank you for reading us. Thank you for telling us what you think. Thank you for helping us bring death to life. Have a great holiday.
Following this post by Andrew Hickson of Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services in St Neots, we at the GFG sense we may spend some of 2012 talking about how funeral directors can improve public perception of themselves and differentiate themselves from their competitors by communicating the good news about themselves
We love Caitlin Doughty here at the GFG-Batesville Tower. She’s very bright and funny, and she wants to get death back into the public conciousness. We’ve featured her before. Here she is on a celebrity death tour of Los Angeles.
By Andrew Hickson, proprietor of Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services, St Neots. A couple of days ago, Charles asked me to write a blog post about marketing. I wanted to approach this from the point-of-view of a Funeral Director such as myself who has recently established a business, and
Roughly a third of family members of I.C.U. patients show symptoms of post-traumatic stress, according to research by the French intensive-care expert Elie Azoulay and his collaborators. If a loved one dies in intensive care after discussions about advance directives and patient wishes — that is, after the family has
Several hundred people turned up to pay their respects to the popular young man known as “Dougs”, who was carried to the outdoor ceremony in a wooden casket made by family and friends. Two farm dogs had place of honour next to his casket, which was placed on
George Crump. No, not that one, this one. It’s the adjudication all we Midlanders have been waiting for: the Advertising Standards Authority ruling on an advertisement which, on 8 July 2011, ran as follows: George Crump & Son Funeral Directors Est 1895 … Available day or night – Under the