Posts Categorized: Marc’s Musings

2016-10-12 “Home Insurance After Death”

What happens to house insurance when someone passes away? Many insurance policies in Canada define “vacancy” as the circumstance where occupants of a home have left the home permanently with no plans to return (such as taking up a new residence) or due to a death the home is not occupied. Vacancy may not apply… Read more »

2016-10-05 “Happy Thanksgiving”

When you are grieving the loss of someone you love, even Thanksgiving Day feels painful. I don’t share this today to make you sad, but because you are my extended family and I am yours – we are fellow travelers.  During our lifetimes we will lose people and they will lose us because that’s the… Read more »

2016-09-28 “Fourteen Years”

September marked the beginning of our fourteenth year at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home.   Sometimes I sit back and ponder those years…so much has happened, so much has changed.  My daughter Lynn who was training to be a nurse at the time now works on the dialysis unit at Victoria Hospital in London.  Darrell who… Read more »

2016-09-21 “What Can You Do With Cremated Remains”

Folks often question what rules there are with regard to the disposition of cremated remains. The following information that will provide you with answers is taken from the following government website: In Ontario: You may buy rights to bury or scatter the remains in a registered cemetery You may buy rights to place the… Read more »

2016-09-14 “The Parking Lots”

Last week was a quiet week here at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home and that was good because it allowed us to finally get the pavement down on both parking lots! We have been waiting a long time for this to be done and are very pleased now that it is done!

2016-09-07 “Makaila has gone to University…”

By the time you read this, Gail and I will have taken our youngest daughter Makaila to Brock University in St. Catharines where she will begin her studies in English…creative writing to be exact. We are proud parents. I know you’ve read these words before and I will probably say it again…that being a Dad… Read more »

2016-08-17 “Urns”

After cremation takes place, the cremated remains are placed inside a plastic bag which is then placed inside this container. Contrary to what some people are told, there is no obligation to purchase an urn. Many times this black plastic container is placed inside an urn bag and that is what is interred in the… Read more »

2016-08-10 “Community Room”

When we built the Blenheim Community Funeral Home seven years ago, it was important for us to include the name “Community” instead of our own names because of our broader community-based understanding of funeral service. We believe that when someone passes away, the whole community is affected by the loss. We recognize that while we… Read more »

2016-08-08 “Life Experiences”

Sunday was the last day of July. For those of who have school aged children and gauge “summer” as being the period of time from the last day of the school year to the first day of the next school year, summer is essentially half over. Even though there are lots of warm days still… Read more »

2016-07-27 “Remembering”

Someone once said that everybody would remember where they were on November 22, 1963; the day that John F Kennedy died. I was seven years old in 1963 and although I don’t remember where I was, I do remember sitting at home and watching the account that they showed on television. Sometimes I look up… Read more »