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A Mother’s Lament: “I Loved Him with All My Heart”

My mother-in-law Virginia was present during every conversation the last few weeks. She was alert when the public health nurse evaluated her condition and approved the application for skilled nursing care.

Rare Disease Day 2018

Today is Rare Disease Day. Our sweet Magglio lives with Pompe Disease, a rare and brutal genetic disease that affects his ability to move, breathe, eat and talk. Despite this disease, and maybe because of it too, Magglio is full of courage, strength and heart.

How to Save the Earth by Dying

THE DEATHCARE INDUSTRY IS CHANGING, AND WITH IT ARE THE WAYS WE DISPOSE OF OUR BODIES.

Despite reports of his death, this Vietnam veteran lived

David R. Hardcastle (1946-2015)

Tomb-Sweeping Day

We are so fortunate to live in the Bay Area where there are so many different cultures and customs.  And Colma Cremation and Funeral Services is so fortunate to be located in the midst of 17 cemeteries to be a part of all these differenct cultures and rituals.

We Love Someone Rare

Today, February 28th, is International Rare Disease Day! Today, thousands of people from all over the world come together to advocate for more research on rare diseases.

When Does Someone Die?

On a funeral service some time ago, Joe was talking to Deacon Jim about life…..and death.  Deacon Jim said “When does someone die, when does someone leave us……only when we stop talking about them.”  Our dear friend, Patti, lost her Mother recently - we called her to tell her how sorry we were and

Season of Memories

Our son-in-law died 16 years ago – he was 39 years old.  A very difficult death for our family.  As Family Services Manager of Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, I was fortunate to be able to help create the Holy Cross Christmas Remembrance Service that has become an annual event at the Cemetery.  It

Embrace Your Memories This Thanksgiving

Turkey dinners, cranberries, candied yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and family gatherings - Thanksgiving Day!

I'm Fine - Thank You

A gentlemen recently stopped by our office to make his pre-need arrangements.  We enjoyed his visit and he shared this poem with us.  His information said the poem was written by Cardinal Cushing - we did a little internet research.