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.A Funeral Director: FD, LFD, CFSP, FD&E, Mortuary College graduate (also known as a mortician or undertaker) is a professional involved in the business of funeral rites.^ Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name The Undertaker.
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^ Wikipedia Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965)[4] is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name The Undertaker.
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.These tasks often entail the embalming and burial or cremation of the dead, as well as the planning and arrangement of the actual funeral ceremony.^ These cremated remains are usually placed in an urn which may be buried, placed in a memorial niche, or kept in some location.

^ The funeral will ensure the proper and legal burial or cremation of the deceased whilst attending with reverence and appropriate decorum to all the required details.

^ Whether a ceremony is elaborate or simple, funerals are often aimed to reflect the life of the deceased and to hold special meaning for family and friends.

.FD's may at times be asked to perform tasks such as dressing (in garments usually suitable for daily wear) casketing (placing the human body in the container) and cosmetizing (applying any sort of cosmetic or substance to the viewable areas of the person for the purpose of enhancing appearances).^ But even then Hardy managed to elude the clutches of the great and the good: his body had already been cremated, and the coffin carried with such pomp contained nothing but a handful of ashes.
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^ The not so obvious alternative is when people decide to see a funeral director for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not arrangements for a funeral may be undertaken and held in abeyance for a time in the future.

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The role of a funeral director

The role of a morticians has expanded further and encroached on what used to be seen as the job of the clergy. .Their job gradually grew to include more intensive involvement in funeral services (rather than mere organization) and hiring ministers for families without church membership.^ McFarlane & Roberts is an independently owned and operated firm with a legacy of service to the families of Lambeth, St. Thomas and London that extends back more than 70 years.

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^ Some of the moments captured include Hulk Hogan's return to the ring, the funeral brawl between the Undertaker and Randy Orton, and many more.
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.They also worked at transferring the location of the funeral from the church to the funeral home, because there they could establish clear authority over the funeral service.^ Still, the family continued to work with the discounter until they were told that there would be a surcharge amounting to 100 percent for transport and cremation services because of the extra work and equipment involved.
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^ However, my brother was never paid for the work, and there were many folk who were being decieved in the Argyll area for his funeral service package.
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^ Because we had equipment that could handle the weight in a dignified and safe manner, our services were engaged for the removal.
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[1]
.Most modern day funeral homes are run as family businesses.^ However, the model is changing, and more and more families are choosing discount funeral homes that offer limited services and lower prices.
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^ Our funeral home recently served a family who had originally engaged the services of a discount funeral home to care for their very overweight loved one.
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^ This is meant for family and friends to gather at that funeral home to express support to each other and at the same time spend some time with the deceased.

.The majority of morticians work in these small, independent family run funeral homes.^ However, the model is changing, and more and more families are choosing discount funeral homes that offer limited services and lower prices.
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^ Regular customers were members of the Roswell Police Department and one or two employees of Ballard Funeral Home, where Dennis worked.

^ Bilingual intern or licensed funeral director required for small town Northern Ontario funeral home.

.The owner usually hires two or three other morticians to help him.^ This will help him in the wrestling ring, since the two sports are so similar.
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Often, this hired help is in the family, perpetuating the family's ownership. .Most funeral homes have one or more viewing rooms, a preparation room for embalming, a chapel, and a coffin selection room.^ However, the model is changing, and more and more families are choosing discount funeral homes that offer limited services and lower prices.
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^ Regular customers were members of the Roswell Police Department and one or two employees of Ballard Funeral Home, where Dennis worked.

^ And Jeff Hardy and Edge will elevate their game to prepare for one of the most exciting matches in WWE history.
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They usually have a hearse for transportation of bodies, a flower car, and limousines. .They also normally have choices of caskets and urns for families to purchase or rent.^ They may even organise the purchase and payment of floral tributes on behalf of the family.

[2]
Evolution of the industry is continuing today. .While most funeral homes are still operated by families, larger and more centralized organizations are coming to prominence.^ However, the model is changing, and more and more families are choosing discount funeral homes that offer limited services and lower prices.
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^ This is the way funeral homes have operated for years, and there is nothing unusual or deceptive about it.
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^ Then I learned that the daughter in the family was going to pharmacy school just so she could take over the pharmacy and let the son run the funeral home.
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[3] This shift towards larger and less personal organizations can largely be attributed to changing societal views toward the death process, such as the institutionalization of death.[3]

Organizations and licensing

.In the UK many funeral directors may belong to the British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD), membership of which is open to anyone holding the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing.^ Funeral Director arranges and directs funeral services.
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^ Many years ago, funeral directors were called undertakers.
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^ To those who may not have a close commitment then it is suggested that the funeral director be asked to make the contact for them.

.Companies may be members of National Association of Funeral Directors or the Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).^ Bernardo Funeral Homes a family owned and quality focused company which is seeking individuals who possess an Ontario Funeral Director's/Embalmer license.

^ Ferrier said he was also ''delighted'' that one of the directors of the listed funeral concern he chairs, InvoCare, had joined the wine company's board.

.Some family owned businesses may be a member of both trade organisations.^ A family owned & operated funeral home in Burlington, ON requires a full-time Licensed Funeral Director for this fast paced and growing business with multiple locations.

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^ They may even organise the purchase and payment of floral tributes on behalf of the family.

.The principal United States professional organizations in the field are the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.^ United States Wrestling Association alumni .
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^ On April 1, 1989, in the United States Wrestling Association, he was booked to win his first professional wrestling title, the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Jerry "The King" Lawler, under the ring name "The Master of Pain".
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^ This will enable the funeral director to check the cemetery records on behalf of the family and ascertain the accuracy of the ownership of the grave as well as the correctness of its location.

.The American Board of Funeral Service Education provides accreditation to postsecondary educational institutions offering programs in mortuary science or funeral services.^ After leaving the service, I earned an undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, taught high school, and was a school principal and drug education consultant.

^ However, the model is changing, and more and more families are choosing discount funeral homes that offer limited services and lower prices.
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^ Traditionally, full service funeral homes have provided their services to children for nothing, or for almost nothing.
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.In the US, the individual states each have their own licensing regulations for funeral directors.^ Bilingual intern or licensed funeral director required for small town Northern Ontario funeral home.

^ As a licensed director your duties would include; responsibility for a shift, answering calls, embalming, transfers, assisting on funerals and other duties as required.

^ FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S POSITION McClelland & Slessor Funeral Homes, a privately owned funeral establishment is seeking an Ontario Licenced Funeral Director with a minimum of 3 years experience.

.Most require a combination of postsecondary education (typically an associate's degree), passage of a National Board Examination [1], passage of a state board examination, and one to two years' work as an apprentice.^ Two blokes were out walking home from work one ...
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^ Regular customers were members of the Roswell Police Department and one or two employees of Ballard Funeral Home, where Dennis worked.

^ This was signed between the two at King of the Ring '98, and it soon became known as one of the most brutal matches of all time.

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Employment opportunities

.Employment opportunities for funeral directors are expected to be good, particularly for those who also embalm.^ To those who may not have a close commitment then it is suggested that the funeral director be asked to make the contact for them.

^ After all is said and done, and in spite of the funeral director's many necessary areas of involvement, he is not, and should not be expected to be, a money lender as well.

^ As a licensed director your duties would include; responsibility for a shift, answering calls, embalming, transfers, assisting on funerals and other duties as required.

However, mortuary science graduates may have to relocate to find jobs.[2]
  • BBC Wiltshire An article on the College of Funeral Sciences in Salisbury that trains over fifty qualified undertakers a year.

See also

References

  1. ^ Bradfield, Cecil D., R. Ann Myers. "Clergy and Funeral Directors: An Exploration in Role Conflict." Review of Religious Research. 21.3, (1980): 343-350
  2. ^ a b "Funeral Directors." Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition. 4 Aug, 2006. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. 8 Dec, 2008. <http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos011.htm>
  3. ^ a b Parsons, Brian. "Yesterday, today and tomorrow. The lifecycle of the UK funeral industry." Mortality. 4.2 (1999): 127-145
  4. ^ American Board of Funeral Service Education, Frequently Asked Questions

Simple English

A Funeral Director also called a mortician or undertaker is a person who has the job of organizing a funeral. This often includes embalming and burial or cremation of the dead, as well as the planning and arrangement of the actual funeral ceremony. They place the body into a coffin or casket. If people are going to come and look at the body before burial, the funeral director will have the body dressed, and made up with cosmetics to make it look better.


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