Good Grief - Our Blog

Ching Ming is a Chinese festival to remember the dead, by visiting and cleaning grave sites of the deceased.  Often, people will bring food and drink as offering to the ancestors.  Paper money is often burned at the grave.  Ching Ming 2013 falls on Thursday, April 4th; however, the tomb visiting is often done before that and usually starts on the Spring Equinox.  While Ching Ming is celebrating death, it is a festive occasion.  Extended families often plan the grave visit together becomng a...

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013 - Mass in All Saints Mausoleum Chapel at 10am to honor Father Peter Yorke. Sponsored by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco with the Pearse and Connolly Fife and Drum Bands.

The Colma Historical Association will hold its 8th annual fundraiser tea this Saturday, March 16th from 11:30 am to 2 pm at the Colma Community Center on Hillside Boulevard in Colma. This fundraiser includes a silent auction. Call 650.757-1676 for tickets or to make reservation.

Thank you Jean Bartlett for the great article in the Peninsula Progress.    If you would like a copy mailed to you, please email

The Chinese New Year for 2013 is celebrated on February 10. It’s the most important of Chinese holidays, celebrated by billions of people across the world. Festivities traditionally last for 15 days to culminate with the Lantern Festival. Each Chinese lunar year is associated with one of twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. For 2013, it’s the Year of the Snake.

Watch the Grammy's tomorrow night - Krishna Das will perform.  Visit the "Good Grief" store to purchase his CDs.

Our company name may be confusing to some people.  Many familes think we only provide cremation.  Not only do we offer affordable cremations, we also offer affordable funerals and caskets.  Many families choose Colma Cremation & Funeral Services for casket burials.  Casket burials are listed on our website under "Services" as Cemetery Services, Church Services, Direct Burial and Receiving Services.  Please click on each one to get a detailed description of each type of service and cost...

With   "Death: It's A Living,"   CNBC Examines the World of Funerals on Thursday, January 31, at 9 p.m. ET/PT - Let us know what your thoughts after you watch it.


Please stop by to see us on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 9am until 1pm - at the Millbrae Recreation Center, 477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae.  We would love to meet you.

Looking for a unique Christmas Gift - Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma has produced a great history book - written by good firend, Jean Barlett.  Available at Holy Cross or Florey's Book Store in Pacifica for $20.  Also available by mail - add $3 Postage.