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Death gets personal

By Siri Agrell

Tom Flood has seen the visitation room of his funeral home decorated with golf clubs and gardening tools. He has watched people conduct services via PowerPoint presentation and drape caskets in blankets crocheted by the deceased. One man brought in his two daughters so he could buy them lockets in which they would carry their dead mother’s ashes.

As the vice-president of the Ontario Funeral Service Association and head of two Ottawa-area funeral homes, he is a hard man to surprise when it comes to death. “I’m not about to tell people they can’t do something,” Mr. Flood said recently. “If they want to do something unique, we’re here to help. As long as it’s not illegal.”

Read the original article at: National Post

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