2017-08-30 “Fifteen Years”

MomNext week will mark the beginning of the 15th year since we opened the doors of the Blenheim Community Funeral Home. I can’t begin to tell you how many wonderful people I have come to know and walk beside. Thank you for your trust and thank you for your friendships.

One of the things that I keep saying here is that I treat everyone the way that I would have wanted my Mom to be treated, and I mean that. Those of you who know me well and who knew me before my Mom died know just how much I loved her. In my eyes, she was as perfect as any Mom could be and I know that she would be proud of the person I have become. So my promise to my Mom, who I loved and respected so much will be to keep on being the son that she raised.

Thank you to all of the awesome staff that I have had to opportunity to work with and the staff who continue to work together here…Cathy, Anna, Robbie, Barrie, Mary Ann, Scott, Craig, Mike, Jeff, Moe, Makaila, Lynn, Rachel, Lucas, Graham, Darrell, Jenny, Brian, Jim, Dena, Wayne, Kyle, John, Jean and Ada. Because some people work behind the scenes and others are semi-retired, you may not see them often but they are all a part of what makes us who we are.

With much respect,

Marc and Gail Eskritt

There have been a lot of changes in the funeral world since 2003 both in the legislation that governs the industry and in the ways that people choose to deal with funerals and funeral homes. With that thought, another thing that I say is that there are no rules in funeral service anymore. Thank you for listening and thank you for asking me to be a part of the Lecture Series at the Mary Webb Centre in Highgate. On September 13th I will be speaking there and the title of that speech will be exactly that topic…there are no rules in Funeral Service anymore.