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What Is A Scattering Urn?

A scattering urn is an urn designed specifically for scattering ashes. There are a number of problems with traditional urns that scattering urns address. With traditional urns, it can be hard to co...
By Ashley Newton
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Friday, March 27, 2020

“Let’s Not Meet” Policy at Alterna Cremation Keeps Clients Safe

WINNIPEG, Canada – Locally owned and operated, Alterna Cremation’s funeral director is advising their families to utilize their online and telephone services when making final arrangements for...
By Ashely Newton
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

What Is Cremation Jewelry?

Cremation is becoming ever more common; in fact, the cremation rate in Canada was 72.1% in 2018. This is a drastic change from 50 years ago, when the cremation rate was 5.9%. This has, inevitably, ...
By Ashely Newton
In Blog
Friday, February 14, 2020

Ethical Death Care

What does it mean to provide ethical death care? To be ethical means to uphold a certain moral code. What that moral code may be can vary greatly between different groups. In general, there are thr...
By Ashely Newton
In Blog
Friday, January 3, 2020

Five Things You Can Do With Cremation Ashes

Cremation rates are on the rise throughout North America with good reason. Cremation is less expensive than a traditional burial and some view the process as being more environmentally friendly bec...
By Ashely Newton
In Blog
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

What to Wear To A Funeral

There might be a lot of things running through your mind when you’re about to go to a funeral and the last thing you want is to be worried about how to dress. What you should wear to a funeral is b...
By Ashley Newton
In Blog
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tidying Up After A Loved One Passes Away

When a loved one passes away, there’s a lot to think about in a short time and for most of us, the process is both emotional and stressful. When it comes to tidying up a loved one’s belongings afte...
By Ashely Newton
In Blog
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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How Acupuncture Can Help Ease the Grieving Process

Every year, humanity grows a little older, and, we hope, a little wiser. Concepts that were once seen as monoliths are revealed to be complex spectrums with a number of moving parts, a little diffe...

Avoiding Unfair Practices in Funeral Homes

No one likes to feel pressured. No one likes to feel taken advantage of. At the best of times, pushy salespeople can be annoying and put a damper on your day. During the worst of times, though, tim...

Organ Donation in Manitoba

Medical science has advanced in unprecedented ways in the last century. One of the most important developments is our ability to transplant organs from one person to another; these procedures are c...

Estate Planning

You can be the richest person on the planet, but no matter how much money you have, you can’t take it with you when you die. That doesn’t mean there’s no advantage to having money after you pass aw...

Talking to Children About Death

Talking about death can be incredibly difficult. We hesitate to talk about our own death, resulting in a dearth of preplanned funerals and advanced directives, two things we’ve talked about before....

Winnipeg Alternative Funeral Home Creates Dignity Quilt To Help Soften The Harshness Of Death

Winnipeg Canada - Alterna Cremation, a new alternative funeral provider based in Winnipeg Canada, is pleased to announce their latest project, a handmade dignity quilt. One of the most frequent cal...

Advanced Directives

The world is full of things that are taboo to talk about. There’s an age-old adage that says you should never talk about religion, politics or money at the dinner table; the reasoning is that these...