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The sad but inspiring story about the life and death of John Shields

The New York Times recently published a great story about the life and death of former B.C. union leader John Shields, who was tormented by an incurable disease. It details how, with the help of his family, friends and his … Continue reading

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CBC Marketplace undercover hidden camera investigation of the funeral industry

Death isn’t what is expected in this CBC hidden camera investigation of the death industry:

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Consumer Protection BC suspends licence of Vancouver Island crematorium

Consumer Protection BC has upheld a September 2012 decision to suspend the licence of Cowichan Valley Crematorium Ltd., effective on April 15, 2014, and the business was ordered to stop providing services by that date. Consumer Protection BC initially suspended … Continue reading

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CBC Radio series airs tonight, examines modern death industry

CBC Radio’s program Ideas airs a two-part series beginning today (Wednesday April 30) that examines how death has evolved into the industry it is today. The series, Death Becomes Us, includes an interview with Nova Scotia resident Jennie Morrow, who … Continue reading

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Another family’s funeral nightmare

Since our mother’s death one year ago, we’ve heard all sorts of funeral nightmare stories. The following is one of the worst: Jerry Moon, 72, who lived in the Seattle area, was terrified of being cremated. After he died, his … Continue reading

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In memory of Holly Haliburton

Funeralwatchdog.com is the new website started by the family of Holly Haliburton, who died a year ago today. We wanted to draw attention to the funeral industry after the bad experience we had with a North Vancouver funeral home, which … Continue reading

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