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Good Grief

'Good Grief' is the go-to expression of frustration in the world of Peanuts, from that loveable Charlie Brown.  Well maybe it should have been Charlie Brown in Lucy’s Counselling Booth.  ...
By Dan Ouimette
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

New Year, New Outlooks to Life!

A new year brings new outlooks to life.  The ever changing world around us can seem very unsettling.  Depressing news, COVID updates, lockdowns, loss of loved ones, and the list goes on.&...
By Michael McCracken
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Live Streaming

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to fluctuate, the need for a funeral remains constant. Funeral Homes have been tasked with acquiring the appropriate technologies to allow for families to take par...
By Nathan McKinlay
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

New Years Resolution

Reading the news is as cemented in my morning routine as a cup (or two) of coffee. Without fail the lingering days of the closing year, and the first week of the new, are embodied by articles about...
By Jacob Rowe
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Therapeutic Pets

I worked in Healthcare for eight years, before making the decision to pursue a career as a Funeral Director. While serving in a Nursing Home setting, I witnessed firsthand the therapeutic effect fu...
By Brooke Colby-Dubuque
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Turn, turn, turn

In the summer of 2005, on a Sunday morning, my grandfather passed away. As we were making arrangements for a Wednesday funeral, that Tuesday afternoon, my grandmother, on my Mom’s side, died too. H...
By Jeff Mardling
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

McKinlay provides boost to Sally Ann

Salvation Army Capt. Stephen Holland, Corps Officer with the Salvation Army Chatham-Kent Ministries, accepts a donation of $9,000 from Nathan and Amanda McKinlay of McKinlay Funeral Homes Ltd., wit...
By Chatham Voice
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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We Must Remember Them

We MUST Remember Them… For Funeral Directors across Canada, Remembrance Day is one of the most significant days of the year. It is a time where we can come together as a nation to reflect on ...

C-K residents can collectively experience Remembrance Day via video

C-K residents can collectively experience Remembrance Day via video Remembrance Day is still more than a week off, but the way COVID-19 will curtail how legion members across Chatham-Kent can hono...

Chatham-Kent Funeral Home Introduces First-Ever Alternative to Ashes

CHATHAM-KENT Funeral Home Introduces First-Ever Alternative to Ashes Locals Among First with Access to Solid Alternative to Ashes Recognized as a World-Changing Idea Chatham-Kent – July 15, 2020 ...

Funeral homes ask mourners to keep their distance

Funeral homes ask mourners to keep their distance A local funeral home is asking mourners to stay home and pay their respects online. A local funeral home is asking mourners to stay home and pay ...

McKinlay Funeral Home’s new director a curator of people’s legacies

McKinlay Funeral Home’s new director a curator of people’s legacies The newest funeral director to McKinlay Funeral Homes Ltd. in Chatham brings experience and expertise in several areas to the po...

Cemetery out, 'water burial' in

A Chatham-Kent funeral home is teaming up with a new charter service to offer water burials. Nathan McKinlay, managing funeral director at McKinlay Funeral Homes Ltd. said, “there are a number of ...

Chatham funeral home now serving alcohol

Television Broadcast: HERE McKinlay Funeral Home in Chatham is trying to raise spirits by serving spirits, and other alcoholic beverages. It is one of eight funeral homes in Ontario to have acqui...