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Five Facts to Know about the Occupation of a Thanatologist

The occupation of thanatologist is really unknown to the majority of the population. We sometimes call them embalmers or undertakers—popular names given to funeral workers many years ago. Although the spelling of the occupation has changed over time, the basics and fundamentals are the same as they were back then. Discover the five things to know about the occupation of thanatologist and learn more about this unusual career.

May 24, 2022
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Religions in the World

According to Cambridge dictionary, the term "religion" is the belief in and worship of a god or gods, or any such system of belief and worship. Religion is also defined as  the service and worship of God or the supernatural, and also as a commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance . It is not surprising to note that all around the world, social sciences estimate that humans have created about 10,000 religions, so it is difficult to agree on a single definition. The Aeterna Funeral Complex offers you a brief overview of the main religions in the world.

April 27, 2022
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Sacred Singing Around the World

Chorale, liturgical chanting, mantra, Buddhist spiritual chanting, Muslim religious chanting, Vedic chanting... these are all terms that we hear, but which continue to be vague in our minds. Music and chants play an important role in history and in the world. Aeterna Funeral Complex explains the differences and particularities of sacred music.

March 31, 2022
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How to Choose a Casket

Choosing a casket is not as easy as one might think. No one is really prepared for this task and it is often done during a period of mourning, where bearings are more difficult or even not non-existent. To prepare you to make an informed choice when the time comes, the Aeterna Funeral Complex has some tips to give you on how to choose a casket for yourself or for a loved one.

February 25, 2022
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A Look at the Funeral Industry in 2022

An interview with Lucie Marsolais - General Manager of the Aeterna Funeral Complex in Montreal As we begin 2022, all of Quebec is still distraught with the pandemic and its effects. Various health measures, regulations, what to do or not to do... but despite all this, life goes on in the funeral industry, a sector of activity that must constantly renew itself and innovate to meet the needs of its clientele. The Aeterna Funeral Complex is presenting you here a portrait of the funeral industry at the present time and is offering you the vision of its General Manager, Lucie Marsolais.

January 28, 2022
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Rediscover Christmas Prayers

Christmas is celebrated by the very large majority of the world. A primarily Christian holiday, it is marked mainly on December 25 (since the 4th century) in countries with a significant Christian presence, but not necessarily a majority. More than two-thirds of the countries in the world celebrate Christmas. Today, Christmas has become much more secularized and is no longer necessarily observed as a solely religious holiday. However, prayers are still part of this special day, whether in stories or in songs. The Aeterna Funeral Complex offers you some of them for Christmas.

December 21, 2021
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Halloween, an incursion into the funeral world

With its decorations featuring skeletons, coffins and ghosts, Halloween is an opportunity to address a subject that is still quite taboo in our culture: death. Although the event is primarily a playful one, it is a good time to come to terms with the notion of death and to consider it part of the cycle of life.

October 29, 2021
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Outstanding Service in the Language of Your Choice

"Native language” is the first language a person learns. It is the language that soothes us as children, that teaches us the basics of communication and that reminds us of our home or country of origin. With all its colours and subtleties, it evokes happy memories and the people we love. When the time comes to commemorate a loved one, it is only natural to want to do so in that person's native language to pay tribute to his or her culture, origins and customs. This is why Æterna Funeral Complex strives to serve its clientele in their native language, almost every time.

September 30, 2021
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Love, Forever and For Always

When two people get married, they want to unite their destinies in a sacred bond in honour of their love. When a loved one passes away, a will makes it possible for them to divide their property according to their wishes, but apart from this official document, there are many meaningful objects to keep their loved one with them beyond death. Here are a few ideas suggested by the Æterna Complex to maintain a sense of closeness with your loved one, even after your loved one’s death.

September 17, 2021
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The Buddhist Funeral Ritual

The practice of Buddhism has definitely become more popular in the Western world in recent years. According to Statistics Canada's 2011 National Household Survey, approximately 367,000 people in Canada declared themselves to be Buddhists, including over 52,000 in Québec, compared to 41,000 in 2001. In order to adapt to this reality, the Æterna Funeral Complex offers a personalized service that provides for the inclusion of Buddhist funeral rites in any farewell ceremony. Here is an overview of this thousand-year-old practice…

July 15, 2021
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