2013 Annual Meeting

OUR ANNUAL MEETING and PROGRAM for 2013
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Rockridge Retirement Community, 25 Coles Meadow Rd, Northampton, MA

Cremation Options and Trends

a panel of speakers 

and an opportunity to ask questions

Panelists:

  • Tom Robinson, Eternal Blessings Crematory, talked about operating their service and working directly with families. 
  • William "BT" Hathaway, a fourth generation funeral director from SE Massachusetts dissatisfied with the detached process of modern cremation, described the ceramic MemryStones he has created and how people have used them in recent months. 
  • Doug Barnshaw, M.D., a consumer advocate and long-time FCAWM member, shared his experience with “hidden” costs of cremation. 
  • Carol Coan, PhD, former president of FCAWM, reported on alternative approaches to cremation, including alkaline hydrolysis (also known as resomation or biocremation) and "do it yourself" cremation.  


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A brief Business Meeting to elect Trustees and Officers proceeded the Program.