The Urn Niche Blog

September 7, 2018

PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY OBITUARY

It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news: Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. […]
August 30, 2018

How to Make Funeral Planning More Bearable for Your Senior Loved One

When a senior loved one’s partner dies, it is an emotional and trying time. In addition to the sadness, your loved one may feel overwhelmed, scared, […]
August 16, 2018

Cast of Monty Python’s Cremation Mishap

In an interview with Robert Klein 1998, the cast of Monty Python had and “unfortunate” urn mishap with the cremains of Graham Chapman. Although these were […]
August 8, 2018

FYI Stats On Organ Donation

At the time of death, deciding about organ donation can be overwhelming for a loved one. For this reason, it is very important to consider organ […]
July 19, 2018

Who Died First? Who Died Last?

Put the following celebrities in order by the date they died. (earliest to latest) John Wayne Tiny Tim Curly Howard, born Jerome Lester Horwitz (Three Stooges) […]
July 6, 2018

The Transport of Cremated Remains

According to the CANA (Cremation Association of North America) website, the following are the rules for transporting cremated remains.   FOLLOW THESE RULES… Use of the […]
July 6, 2018

This once obscure “Funeral Procession” painting, now famous, was brought into notoriety in part by what a 1980’s sitcom?

Here are a few clues before you look at the answer below. One of the main characters in the series has been in the news recently. […]
June 29, 2018

Was Stephen Hawking’s brain donated to science before his cremation?

Let’s first learn a little more about Mr. Hawking.  Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English […]
June 28, 2018

The Birth and Life of Death Cafe

Almost six years ago, in September 2011, Jon Underwood held his very first “death cafe” in the basement of his home in east London. He put […]
June 28, 2018

Pre-Grieving: How We Say Goodbye and Honor a Loved One in Their Final Days

Writen by guest blogger Lucille Rosetti, The Bereaved As medical science improves, doctors are able to say with greater certainty how much time a person suffering from old […]