Seeking our history among the tombstones
What started out as an informational summer series on the rich history of Chatham-Kent’s many cemeteries will continue in 2020.
James MacNeil of Life Transitions said their series, Respectful Recollections, began as a 17-part summer series highlighting various cemeteries in the municipality, but they quickly realized they have just scratched the surface of the history of where we place our dead to rest.
Online Video Series featuring C-K cemeteries a hit!
Chatham Daily News ~ Life Transitions Burial and Cremations Service Inc.’s Cemetery Saturday – Restful Collections series features owner James Mac Neil as he visits different local cemeteries to discuss their histories and sometimes feature guests with connections to the sites. (Click on Picture for Full Article)
Videos about area cemeteries finding a COVID-era audience
Chatham This Week ~ After looking for ways to bring attention to topics other than the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at a Chatham-Kent funeral provider launched a video series about area cemeteries and have since attracted thousands of views. (Click on Picture for Full Article)
Chatham-Kent funeral home showcases history of local cemeteries in online series
A Chatham-Kent funeral home is bringing new life into old cemeteries.
As times change, cemetery use at least in Ontario appears to be on the decline, so Life Transitions is bringing local cemeteries to people remotely. (Click on Video for Full Video)
Duck lays 11 eggs behind Chatham funeral home
CHATHAM, ONT. — A mother mallard duck has decided to make a Chatham, Ont. funeral home, well, home. Owner and operator of Life Transitions Burial and Cremation Service Inc., James MacNeil, shared a Facebook video, showcasing 11 eggs in a nest near the back door of the office. (Click picture for Full Article)
MacNeil transitions into business owner
Earlier this year, James MacNeil’s life was in transition. Rather than rail against fate, the local funeral director parlayed that into Life Transitions. MacNeil had been, for years, the manager of Bowman Funeral Home in Chatham. But that business changed hands recently, leaving him out of work. (Click Picture for Full Article)