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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....
By Alterna Cremation
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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...
By Ashely Newton
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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...
By Alterna Cremation
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

How To Talk To Your Loved Ones About Funeral Pre-Planning

Life is full of hard conversations. These conversations, while emotional, are probably some of the most impactful moments you can have with another person. There are a lot of tricks to having a dif...
By Alterna Cremation
In Blog
Friday, April 19, 2019

Why You Should Preplan Your Funeral

They say that fortune favours the prepared, and it’s easy enough to see why that might be true. When you’re organized, when you have all of your ducks in a row, things fall into place more easily, ...
By Alterna Cremation
In Blog
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

We are not having a service; Do we still need an Obituary?

Yes. While you may not have a service to announce, it is a good idea to announce the death. Many people in your family or social circle will have undoubtedly heard about the death in one way or a...
By Alterna Cremation
In Blog
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Ways to Give a Eulogy

It’s an honor to give a eulogy for someone you cared for. It also can be slightly stressful, particularly if you’ve never done it before. Standing in front of folks who are grieving to provide so...
By Alterna Cremation
In Blog
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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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...