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News item image Life and Death Statistics

Sometimes facts and figures speak louder than anything else. Surely, every person is special but seeing a sum of numbers run by…Knowing each of them is a person – hits you. Makes you realize how happy you should be to be alive, especially if it is called ‘deaths today’ or ‘deaths of children under five’.

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Become a member and expand your network to enhance global exposure of your services. We are your unique international partner in the world of funerals services.

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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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News item image What Should We Think About Death?

There are people who like to think that we never die. The possibility that our life continues at some other place or in a new life. Yet, if there is no end, then the experiences would also mean less.

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Repatriation

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

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Education

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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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News item image A Mafia Funeral in...

The Italians have a reason for feeling not amused. There was a lavish funeral held for Vittorio Casamonica. He was known as part of the ‘mafia’ for he and his clan have been accused of racketeering, extortion and usury.Many people are disgusted for the way the funeral was carried out, as it was anything else than humble; and by the fact that there was even a church ceremony. While Piergiorgio Welby (symbol of Italy’s right-to-die movement) could not have a church farewell ceremony. The Italians have a reason for feeling not amused. There was a lavish funeral held for Vittorio Casamonica. He was known as part of the ‘mafia’ for he and his clan have been accused of racketeering, extortion and usury.Many people are disgusted for the way the funeral was carried out, as it was anything else than humble; and by the fact that there was even a church ceremony. While Piergiorgio Welby (symbol of Italy’s right-to-die movement) could not have a church farewell ceremony.

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News item image When Do Kids Under...

If you work in the funeral business one day or another, there comes the bittersweet moment when a child will say “look grandpa is sleeping there”. Or something else – in any case very innocent and hurtful at the same moment. For everyone else in the room knows, that sleep is eternal. If you work in the funeral business one day or another, there comes the bittersweet moment when a child will say “look grandpa is sleeping there”. Or something else – in any case very innocent and hurtful at the same moment. For everyone else in the room knows, that sleep is eternal.

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Pet Memorial Sculpture...

Sometimes after having lost a pet, not only mentally but you can also miss having it around in some tangible form. The feeling of loss will always remain, but for some, having a sculpture made after your pet can offer some comfort. On those days you miss your pet the most, you can at least sit aside the sculpture and just be silent for a moment and remember all the good times together. Sometimes after having lost a pet, not only mentally but you can also miss having it around in some tangible form. The feeling of loss will always remain, but for some, having a sculpture made after your pet can offer some comfort. On those days you miss your pet the most, you can at least sit aside the sculpture and just be silent for a moment and remember all the good times together.

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Just Turn My Ashes In...

With new technologies in a way your story does not even end after cremation. The ashes can be made into many things, that carry a meaning for the loved ones. With new technologies in a way your story does not even end after cremation. The ashes can be made into many things, that carry a meaning for the loved ones.

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Buried in Style

When one thinks of a casket then often just a rectangle shape comes to mind. Erase that image from your head, what about a true design masterpiece that is modern and chic? When one thinks of a casket then often just a rectangle shape comes to mind. Erase that image from your head, what about a true design masterpiece that is modern and chic?

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