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Types Of Grief & Loss

You might be familiar with the five stages of grief. But did you know that there are also different types of grief and loss? Not everyone deals with bereavement in the same way. These troubling emo...
By Alterna Cremation
In Blog
Friday, June 19, 2020

How COVID-19 Affects Planning A Funeral

Planning a funeral is challenging at the best of times, whether you’re planning someone else’s or pre-planning your own. The strange circumstances we find ourselves in presently have had an importa...
By Alterna Cremation
In Blog
Friday, May 15, 2020

How To Think (Of Others) In Times Of Uncertainty

Very few things in life are certain. As a society, we can recognize that we’re definitely living in times of uncertainty right now - there’s a pandemic going on and it’s unlike anything any of us h...
By Alterna Cremation
In Blog
Monday, April 27, 2020

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
In Blog
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
In Blog
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

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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...

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...

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...

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...