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Here you will find links to services for Cremation, Funeral, Life Celebration, Advance Funeral Planning, Memorial Tribute, and Grief Counseling in the both the United States and Canada.

Cremation and Funeral Information:
Find a local Funeral Service, Cemetery or Cremation Service Provider through one of these major funeral and cremation organizations in the United States and Canada.

In the USA:

International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association http://www.iccfa.com

National Funeral Directors Association http://www.NFDA.org

Cremation Association of North America http://www.CremationAssociation.org

In Canada:

Funeral Service Association of Canada http://www.FSAC.ca

Find a Life Celebration Provider:
There is a growing demand for innovative funeral services in the form of Life Celebrations. Sometimes secular, and often using inventive, personalized themes, a Life Celebration service can be more celebratory in nature than a traditional funeral service. In the case of a terminal illness, the loved one may wish to have a Life Celebration before their passing, surrounded by their family and closest friends.

In the USA:

Celebrant Foundation & Institute http://celebrantinstitute.org/?p=funerals

In Canada:

Party of Your Life Inc http://www.PartyOfYourLife.ca

Find a Hospice or Palliative Care Provider:
End of Life care is increasingly being provided as palliative services. About 45% of deaths now occur under palliative care, affording a very important time to be with loved ones, and experience gentle and pain free care.

In the USA:

Hospice Foundation of America http://www.hospicedirectory.org

In Canada:

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association http://www.chpca.net

Sympathy Gifts or Alternatives to Flowers:
Dedicate a Memorial Tree to a Loved One. Trees for a Change will plant a tree in the National Forest.
Trees For A Change

Online Memorial Tributes:

The internet is playing a big role in funeral communication: family members and friends are posting written tributes, sharing photographs, and memorializing their loved one with their stories.

The Eternal Portal http://www.TheEternalPortal.com

Samples of Sympathy Messages:
Messages of sympathy bring comfort and security to those grieving the death of a loved one. Here's your guide to writing perfectly heartfelt messages of sympathy.
ObituariesHelp.Org http://www.obituarieshelp.org/message_sympathy_hu...

Advance Planning through Pre-Need Life Insurance Companies:
Advance Planning through Pre-Need Insurance is one way to plan for and pre-fund your own funeral. The act of pre-planning your final arrangements is one of the most loving gestures you can make for those you love. Please also see our pre-planning worksheet, Funeral Planning 101, which can be printed out for assembling a list of necessary information and your personal choices.

In the USA:

Assurant Life Preneed http://www.AssurantPreneed.com

Choice Mutual http://www.ChoiceMutual.com

In Canada:

Assurant Life of Canada Preneed http://www.assurantsolutions.com/canada

Grief Counseling:

A Funeral Service has provided the first step to finding closure to a great loss, after which the healing begins. Navigating through the process of healing deep emotional distress takes time and patience. Many will benefit from the professional guidance of a Grief Counselor.

Association for Death Care Education and Counseling https://www.ADEC.org

Compassionate Friends, for families who have lost a child http://www.compassionatefriends.org

Pet Loss Support http://www.pet-loss.net

Grief and Sleep:
The organization called Sleep Help from Seattle WA offers some helpful advice about sleep loss due to bereavement https://www.sleephelp.org/grief-and-sleep

Consumer Information:
Funeral Consumers Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes information about funeral services, costs, and consumer rights. http://www.funerals.org

We hope this directory of links has helped you find the services you need. If there is anything further that we at Cremation Urns by Legacy can help with, please contact us.