Coffin Certification scheme finalised

The Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers’ Association (FFMA) has confirmed details of its long-awaited accreditation scheme.

The association has been liaising closely with the cremation sector to develop a scheme that ensures all coffins presented for cremation are fit for purpose. This was prompted by an increase in reports from crematoria about potentially dangerous incidents ... (more)

Monty Python overtakes Frank in funeral favourites

Monty Python’s Always Look on the Bright Side of Life has taken over from Frank Sinatra’s My Way as the most popular choice for songs played at funerals, according to new research from The Co-operative Funeralcare.

My Way had been the most popular choice for over a decade and only Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings has beaten it previously – back in 2002. The research is based on over 30,000 funerals and charts the tunes of choice being played at services ... (more)


Waterless shampoo proving a surprise hit with funeral directors

A towel-off shampoo that washes hair without water is proving a crossover hit with funeral directors, who say it makes a great cadaver wash.

The shampoo has been aimed at the care and hospital sector as it is particularly useful when patients are bed-bound or in too much pain to move ... (more)


Canine guard of honour for founder

The founder of a charity that trains dogs to assist people with disabilities was honoured by the canine and humans she had brought together.

The funeral for Jenny Clarke was organised by AE Joliffe & Son, part of Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors, and staff said they’d never done anything quite like it ... (more)

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- Rodney Crouch, Passages International Inc. Ltd

FSJ is well read by our target audience and we find it an effective medium for advertising
- J C Atkinson

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