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Corporatization of funeral industry drives quest for alternatives

2014 May 15
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A century ago death was viewed as inevitable, families washed and dressed the bodies of their loved ones, the local carpenter often built the simple pine box, and burial took place at the church cemetery. By the 1920s, mortuary customs had begun to shift dramatically, and today in Canada dealing with death has largely become outsourced. People are beginning to question North America’s ‘outsourcing’ of funerals and burials.   [5-7-14]

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/corporatization-of-funeral-industry-drives-quest-for-alternatives-1.2626007

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