Posts Categorized: Marc’s Musings

2017-05-24 “Transfers”

Sometimes a thought that goes through a person’s mind is that they wish that their pre-arranged funeral was held at a different Funeral Home. Can that happen?  Absolutely!  In fact, it happens more than you know! If you are the owner of a pre-arranged funeral and wish to transfer it to the Blenheim Community Funeral… Read more »

2017-05-17 “The River”

I have seen a lot of changes in the Funeral industry over the last 36 years since I earned my Funeral Directors license. I feel that the most welcomed changes to the way we operate as Funeral Homes have been the changes that were initiated by you. I have been a part of some incredible… Read more »

2017-05-10 “Bios Urns”

Some time ago, ads for “Bios Urns” started to show up on Facebook and got a lot of positive comments. Some folks asked me if I would start to carry them so I have done that.  They are available now at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home. A Bios Urn is marketed as “a capsule that… Read more »

2017-05-03 “Max”

I’ve always said that the year I spent in Toronto at Humber College (to become a Funeral Director) was one of the best years of my life and if I could ever live it over again I would. That year I shared a basement apartment with a couple of guys from Newfoundland who were in… Read more »

2017-03-22 “How To Avoid Probate Fees”

 It was about three years ago now that we hosted complimentary seminars with Jason Mallory of the Kerr, Wood and Mallory Law Office in Blenheim regarding the Ontario Estate Administration Tax commonly referred to as ”probate taxes”.  At that time, there were some changes being made to the laws surrounding probating a will.  Those seminars… Read more »

2016-12-07 “The Christmas Memorial Tree”

…and we’re back. Last week my family took me on a vacation…the first one that we have taken in over 20 years.  It was fun and relaxing.  While we were gone, a great group of people put the Christmas Memorial Trees up for me and decorated them.  I owe them many thanks for doing that…. Read more »

2016-11-23 “John Robert Gallagher”

Today is November 20, 2016, the first anniversary of the Highway of Heroes tribute for my son,  John Gallagher. He was killed last year fighting as a volunteer against the Islamic State in Rojava, in Syria.  I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all the people of Southwestern Ontario – and particularly… Read more »

2016-11-02 “Loss of a child (part 3)

This is the third musing that I will talk about a letter that was written by a bereaved Mom. There are seven points that the Mom wants people to know; the first five I talked about over the last two weeks are: That love never dies That bereaved parents share an unspeakable bond That bereaved… Read more »

2016-10-26 Loss of a child (part 2)

Last week I wrote about a letter that a bereaved mother had written to share what she had learned over the years since her son’s death. This is the second musing about that letter. The first thing that the Mom wanted people to know is that despite the loss of a child, love never dies…. Read more »

2016-10-19 “Loss of a child” (part 1)

My sister sent me a well written letter from a bereaved mother who wanted to share what she had learned over the years since her son’s death. This will take more than one musings to get through… Child loss is a journey that many of us cannot comprehend. For most of us, all we know… Read more »