Home Funeral Care in the News:

At-Home Funerals – WBGH New

DIY Death: Natural, At-Home Funerals And Their Boomer Appeal

Reclaiming Death

Home Funeral Movement: A natural extension of the home hospice movement?

Home Funerals: What Makes a “Home Funeral?”

Planning a Home Funeral? What You Need to Know to Plan a Family-Directed Home Funeral

Bringing Out the Dead, At Home

Inside a Home Funeral

Home Funerals Grow As Americans Skip The Mortician For Do-It-Yourself After-Death Care 

For In-Home Funerals, a 21st-Century Revival

A Family Undertaking: Caring for our dead

Home Burials Offer an Intimate Alternative

An Alternative for Families

Natural Burials, Home Funerals Gaining Popularity

A Full Measure of Devotion: Do-It-Yourself home burials might be the next big trend

My Stillborn Child’s Life After Death

More Families Bringing Funerals Home

Surprising Satisfaction of a Home Funeral

A Serious Undertaking 

Simple Funerals in the Home Make a Comeback

Books Related to Home Funeral Care:

Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death (2011), by Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson

Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial (2008), by Mark Harris

Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life (2003), by Megory Anderson

Undertaken With Love: A Home Funeral Guide for Congregations and Communities (free PDF download at

Home Funeral Resource Guidebook, by Beth Knox (free PDF download at

Home Funeral Guides: Illuminating the Path, by Merilynne Rush (serialized subscription eBook at

Films Related to Home Funeral Care:

A Family Undertaking (2004)

Directory of Home Funeral Guides in the US and Canada:

Home Funeral Directory

Other Home Funeral Resources:

National Home Funeral Alliance

Home Funeral Directory

Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives

Funeral Ethics Organization

Funeral Consumers Alliance

Green Burial:

Natural Burial Association

Green Burial Council

Billy Campbell: Saving One Million Acres for Two Thousand Years (conservation burial in a nutshell)

Ask a Mortician: Conventional vs. Natural Burial (humorous, short pitch for natural burial)

Ontario Regulations re. after-death care:

City of Hamilton – death registration

What to do when someone dies (info)

Death Registration — Statement of Death

Death Certificate and How to Apply

3 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Lucy Basler says:

    I am so impressed with this website. Thank you for offering choices to folks in Ontario. I have a dear friend who is very interested in spreading the good news about home funerals and natural burials. I could never seem to find the information she needed. Now, I will forward this website to her and hopefully you will be hearing from her when she gets back from overseas where she is doing some great work.

  2. Teresa says:

    Thanks for all the information, the gentle approach to what can be a difficult topic and the vision to imagine an alternate way of preparing and saying goodbye to our love ones. This is a needed service and ministry, a natural extension to care of the dying.

  3. Lynn says:

    This is an excellent guide – I have been trying to find out how to manage all these details so I could put it into our wills. Thank you for providing this tremendous resource.

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