Burial Vault Basics

If you’ve read articles about green funerals, you might wonder why a vault is needed for a casket. Many cemeteries in the U.S. and in Canada require the casket to be enclosed in a burial vault or vault with grave liner. Then again, many cemeteries do not require them, so it’s up to you to shop around.

How to Manage Sympathy Flowers

Sending sympathy flowers is one way to express your condolences to a grieving family. And, receiving flowers often is a heartwarming gift. But with the rising costs of flowers and shipping, are flowers the best way to express your feelings?

What is an Autopsy?

The word, “autopsy,” is derived from a Greek word autopsia meaning ‘see for yourself.’ In most cases, however, a specially-trained physician or pathologist conducts the viewing. The objective behind an autopsy, also known as a post-mortem examination, necropsy, or obduction, is to examine a corpse to determine a cause of death or to evaluate any disease or injury that was present at the time of death.