Mothers in Funeral Service

By: Nathan McKinlay
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. It is a day which can have many meanings for many people. It can be a time of celebration as well as a time of mourning. Above all, it is a time to acknowledge the roles that mothers have played in our own lives, both personally and professionally.

The Funeral Service profession has changed immensely over the past number of years. It is no longer a man’s profession, but a profession being driven and ever improved by women. In 2022, I am working with more mothers than ever before.

An old saying goes that if you want something done, you give it to a busy person. That goes doubly for a mother. Funeral Service is a demanding job and working nights, weekends and holidays are all part of it. You have to be passionate about what you do to make the balance work.

This year I would like to offer a special acknowledgement to all of the mothers on our team: the funeral directors, interns, administration team, funeral assistants, reception staff, my mother-in-law Mary Ellen and last but not least, my wife Amanda, who have all worked countless hours throughout the pandemic supporting families while managing to organize balance in their lives with their own children and grandchildren. The profession is much better with you in it.

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