Obituaries

Ronald Dimanche
B: 1941-03-02
D: 2018-04-21
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Dimanche, Ronald
Margaret Walker
B: 1926-05-12
D: 2018-04-19
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Walker, Margaret
Richard Jones
B: 1931-08-28
D: 2018-04-16
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Jones, Richard
Jean Bolan
B: 1920-12-30
D: 2018-04-13
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Bolan, Jean
Janet Eddy
B: 1947-01-27
D: 2018-04-13
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Eddy, Janet
Kassedi Clark
B: 1993-12-16
D: 2018-04-13
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Clark, Kassedi
Lorraine Ploss
B: 1934-05-27
D: 2018-04-12
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Ploss, Lorraine
Clifford Neil
B: 1922-10-11
D: 2018-04-11
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Neil, Clifford
Theresa Dragon
B: 1926-08-27
D: 2018-04-11
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Dragon, Theresa
Alec Trova
B: 1959-07-21
D: 2018-04-11
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Trova, Alec
James Kerr
B: 1967-03-01
D: 2018-04-10
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Kerr, James
Richard Silvano
B: 1936-03-06
D: 2018-04-09
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Silvano, Richard
Carol Harris
B: 1927-03-24
D: 2018-04-09
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Harris, Carol
Norman Shorey
B: 1924-01-27
D: 2018-04-08
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Shorey, Norman
Charles Bastow
B: 1929-10-02
D: 2018-04-08
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Bastow, Charles
David Hook
B: 1941-04-05
D: 2018-04-08
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Hook, David
Katharine Stafford
B: 1916-11-10
D: 2018-04-07
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Stafford, Katharine
Grace Banister
B: 1972-12-05
D: 2018-04-06
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Banister, Grace
Filip Blechinger
B: 1935-06-01
D: 2018-04-04
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Blechinger, Filip
John Dowling
B: 1955-02-19
D: 2018-04-03
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Dowling, John
Hannah Browne
B: 1991-12-18
D: 2018-04-03
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Browne, Hannah

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Alternative Cremation Options

The latest innovation in cremation is a process of alkaline hydrolysis, sometimes called resomation. The process was developed in the United States in the late 1990s. The Cremation Association of North America describes the process as "a water-based cissolution process for human remains that uses alkaline chemicals, heat, and sometimes agitation and-or pressure, to accelerate natural decomposition". 

Compared with traditional cremation, this process uses less energy and releases no carbon and no matter into the atmosphere. Not all regions have made the legislative changes required for funeral homes to offer this service to families and the equipment costs are more than a conventional retort. Both factors currently reduce the availability of resomation cremation services.


Sources:
Cremation Association of North America