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FIAT-IFTA is the only internationally governed Funeral Federation with National, Active and Associate Members in more than 80 Countries.
On behalf of FIAT-IFTA Honorary President Dirk Van VUURE Sr. the FIAT-IFTA Board and the National, Active and Associate Members, FIAT-IFTA President 2018 - 2020 Hiroshi KITAJIMA (Japan) and FIAT-IFTA Secretary Emerson DE LUCA (UK) wish to express their condolences to his wife Kathleen (Kathy) Hocker-Milan and his family on the decease of William V. HOCKER, Friday, October 19, 2018.
Bill HOCKER has served as President of the International Funeral Directors Association FIAT- IFTA from 1992 - 1994. From 1980 to 2007 Bill HOCKER has attended all FIAT-IFTA Meetings of the I.C.D. (International Council of Direction), biennial Conventions and other FIAT-IFTA events. In cooperation with the founder of FIAT-IFTA Jacques MARETTE and his fellow Board Members, Bill has built the FIAT-IFTA Federation and he has guided this organization on the difficult path of international understanding.With an open mind he has advocated the profession of Funeral Director for many years in all member countries of FIAT-IFTA. At the 38th FIAT-IFTA I.C.D. Meeting in Dublin, June 2007, Bill HOCKER has been granted the exclusive title of FIAT-IFTA Honorary President for life on a proposal of the delegate for France, Jean NEVEU. The activities and achievements of Bill HOCKER have been of great importance for FIAT-IFTA. We will keep him in our memory. The Board and the FIAT-IFTA Membership will commemorate him in a ceremony preceding the 2019 FIAT-IFTA I.C.D. Meeting.