Home Funeral Care in the News:

The Rise of the Death Doula – Maclean’s Magazine, March 15, 2015

‘Corporatization’ of funeral industry drives quest for alternatives – CBC News

At-Home Funerals – WBGH News

Death Midwifery – CBC Radio Calgary

Notes from a Home Funeral

DIY Death: Natural, At-Home Funerals 

A Modern Home Funeral vs. a Traditional Funeral Home

Reclaiming Death

Death is too Medicalized: Death Midwifery and Home Funerals

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

Home Funeral Care Resources:

Home Funerals 101 (2014), by National Home Funeral Alliance

Checklist for Planning a Home Funeral (2008), by Donna Belk and Sandy Booth

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

Home Funeral Care Documentaries:

A Family Undertaking (Film, 2004)

CBC Radio “Ideas”: Death Becomes Us – Part 1 (Audio, 2014)

CBC Radio “Ideas”: Death Becomes Us – Part 2 (Audio, 2014)

CBC Radio “Ideas”: Death Becomes Us – Part 3 (Audio, 2015)

Directory of Home Funeral Guides in the US and Canada:

Find a Home Funeral Guide

Other Home Funeral Resources:

National Home Funeral Alliance

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

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