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News item image Famous Last Words

Last words can be surprising, sad or visionary. Have you ever wondered what famous people have said before heading to the last road? The Mental_floss gives an overview of the last words said by famous people.

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With members in over 80 countries worldwide you have the opportunity to meet other international professionals and expand your horizon.

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The Oscars of the UK Funeral Trade. Can you have an awards ceremony for the people who work in the funeral industry? Of course you can, says the Good Funeral Awards Foundation. Well, at least in the United Kingdom.There will be an award ceremony held on Saturday 5 September, 2015. At King Alfred campus at the University of Winchester. The Good Funeral Awards recognize outstanding service to the bereaved. Nominations for the 2015 Awards are now open.

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By getting uniform details of the deceased we try to facilitate the repatriation process.

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Creating global awareness by showing the different funeral standards worldwide.

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Funeral heritage

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We affirm the significance of Global Funeral Heritage for societies and individuals.

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The theme of the 2015 DDD International Conference is ‘Eastern and Western Ways of Dying and Death'. Deadline on the 1st of April 2015! The theme of the 2015 DDD International Conference is ‘Eastern and Western Ways of Dying and Death'. Deadline on the 1st of April 2015!

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These Cemeteries Should Be on Your Bucket List. Article by Mike Hepburn, originally appeared in Funeral Tech. Sure, you may not plan your next vacation destination based on which famous cemetery you can see while you’re there, but a visit to any of the following cemeteries is sure to be worth your while. These Cemeteries Should Be on Your Bucket List. Article by Mike Hepburn, originally appeared in Funeral Tech. Sure, you may not plan your next vacation destination based on which famous cemetery you can see while you’re there, but a visit to any of the following cemeteries is sure to be worth your while.

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Green Leave - The Impa...

The Foundation Green Leave Warns about the Environmental Impact of Balloons. The municipality of Amsterdam is going to forbid releasing balloons in big events (more than 100 attendees). This is a positive development and is supported by the Foundation Green Leave. The make-a-wish-balloons is also a popular ritual farewell. Unfortunately, the relatives of the deceased do not always think about the consequences. The Foundation Green Leave Warns about the Environmental Impact of Balloons. The municipality of Amsterdam is going to forbid releasing balloons in big events (more than 100 attendees). This is a positive development and is supported by the Foundation Green Leave. The make-a-wish-balloons is also a popular ritual farewell. Unfortunately, the relatives of the deceased do not always think about the consequences.

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"Burden of Wings" Maur...

The transience of life captured in poetic pictures.Iconic cemetery images captured on Polaroid juxtapose the in- herent contradictions of the immediate moment: instant and everlasting. In homage to the 16th century Dutch still life style of Nature Morte, the stone of mortuary sculptures softens like flesh and graveside tokens and bouquets of colorful flowers depict life be- coming death. The transience of life captured in poetic pictures.Iconic cemetery images captured on Polaroid juxtapose the in- herent contradictions of the immediate moment: instant and everlasting. In homage to the 16th century Dutch still life style of Nature Morte, the stone of mortuary sculptures softens like flesh and graveside tokens and bouquets of colorful flowers depict life be- coming death.

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Death and Meaning Maki...

10-14 August 2015, Radboud University, The Netherlands. Death is expected to play an increasing role in the European societies of the near future, due to factors like aging populations, early diagnosis coupled with prolonged dying, rampant individualism, greater physical and social mobility, environmental degradation and, most recently, the threat of terrorism or a pandemic. 10-14 August 2015, Radboud University, The Netherlands. Death is expected to play an increasing role in the European societies of the near future, due to factors like aging populations, early diagnosis coupled with prolonged dying, rampant individualism, greater physical and social mobility, environmental degradation and, most recently, the threat of terrorism or a pandemic.

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