Donald O’Connor — Preserve Your Memories

Posted on August 30th, 2017
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In the song “Bookends,” Paul Simon encourages us to “preserve your memories – they’re all that’s left you.” We at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory completely agree with this sentiment. As time goes by, family narratives, events that seem of small importance but later turn out to be more relevant, tend to fade. It’s easier […]

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Keeping An Eye Out For Depression

Posted on August 24th, 2017
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Unfortunately, suicide victims are a fairly regular feature here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory. Based on purely anecdotal evidence, we tend to agree with research findings on this subject – suicide rate among young people has increased dramatically. We also believe the other major scientific research finding: untreated depression appears to truly increase the […]

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Two Huge Losses in the Entertainment Community

Posted on August 9th, 2017
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Last week, within the space of a few days, Major League Baseball lost two prominent figures, Don Baylor and Darren Daulton. Ironically, the entertainment industry experienced the same phenomenon this week: on one day, August 8th, death claimed two major talents, Barbara Cook (89) and Glen Campbell (81).

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Meditation and Grief

Posted on August 7th, 2017
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Families who experience a loss frequently ask what the best method of dealing with grief is. The staff here at Martin Oaks Crematory is certainly not qualified to provide definitive answers to questions that should be addressed to qualified professionals. Grieving is a serious issue – therapeutic and/or medical intervention may be necessary and we […]

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Three Who Will Be Missed

Posted on August 3rd, 2017
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One of the occupational traits of being in the death care business is that you follow obituaries closely. Sometimes it seems that individuals, who have in some way touched your life, seem to pass away in clusters. Such a cluster occurred for me near the end of July of this year. Playwright and actor, Sam […]

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