Crossings
Issue 17 • Summer 2011

IN THIS ISSUE

Issue 17: Summer 2011

It's a busy summer...We Need Your Help!

Near and Far: Help while Traveling

Staff Spotlight

Good Mourning with Carole McLeod: How Do You Feel?

Comfort Circle

Summer Fun: Check out our Photo Contest

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Anderson McQueen. Life. Love. Legacy.

We are dedicated to the art of helping and providing personal and professional services in a caring, sensitive manner.

Since our inception in
1952, we have been a
family-owned and
operated funeral home
serving our community.

Northeast St. Petersburg
2201 Dr. Martin Luther King
Street North
727-822-2059

Tyrone
7820 38th Avenue North
727-347-6636

Cremation Tribute Center
7820 38th Avenue North
727-347-6636

Sunnyside Cemetery
5300 19th Street North
727-822-7879

www.AndersonMcQueen.com

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Pet Passages are now on
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The purpose of this
newsletter is to inform and
educate the community on
funeral services and grief
support issues.

Please accept our sincerest
apologies if this has reached
a home where there is illness
or sorrow.

It's a busy summer...We Need Your Help!

Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers is scheduled to be the first in the nation to allow the public to use bio-cremation for their loved ones. While most of us are familiar with how technology affects every part of our lives, many aren't aware of its significant role in how we deal with death. From crypts and pyres to burial and cremation, the way we memorialize our loved ones is evolving.

Anderson-McQueen has responded to concerns about the environment and carbon footprints with a new offering called bio-cremation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis. This method is different from traditional cremation because it uses only 20 percent of the fuel and energy that flame-based cremation requires and the carbon footprint is significantly less than any other process.

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Near and Far: Help while Traveling

The world gets smaller everyday. More people are traveling and spending longer periods of time away from home. We are retiring earlier, and often pursuing the life of leisure in communities far from where were born - and far from other family members. It all means that the chances of dying away from home are greater now than ever before.

Of course, not everyone travels extensively or retires far from their original hometown. But many people who live in another community for years have a desire to be returned to their place of birth, or to be buried with other family members.

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Staff Spotlight

John AndersWe congratulate John A. Anders, CFSP on 35 years of dedicated service to our company and the families we are privileged to serve. John began his career with Anderson-McQueen in 1976. He is a 1980 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. John has served in a variety of capacities and currently is the manager of our CARE Center. Thank you John! We look forward to your next 35 years.

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How Do You Feel?

When someone dies we believe that we should not "feel good"; that perhaps feeling bad is more appropriate.

Actually, it is really just the opposite: if we don’t go through a healthy grief process by mourning the death of our loved one and work through these feelings that make us feel bad they can become habitual and drag us down. Our life can’t be as positive, productive, and meaningful without acknowledging, expressing, and experiencing those feelings that come with our grief.

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Comfort Circle

In keeping with the tradition of caring and service, Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers offer the Comfort Circle®, a grief support class that is designed to help with grief reconciliation, giving support and encouragement to group members. The Comfort Circle allows group members the opportunity to share and talk about their loss, their feelings and their hopes all within the safety and presence of people who understand. Comfort Circle is a six week course offered exclusively by Anderson-McQueen and presented by Carole McLeod, Bereavement Facilitator and Continuing Care Coordinator. There is No Charge and the class is open to the public.

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Summer Fun: Check out our Photo Contest

John AndersOur legacies are made up of not only the big moments but the everyday moments. These everyday moments craft the memories our families will cherish for generations. We would love for you to share with us some of the moments you are creating this summer by participating in our Summer Fun Photo Contest. We will choose one family photo winner who will receive a $50 Cold Stone Gift Certificate to help sweeten your memories. We will also choose one pet photo winner who will receive a $50 Pet Smart Gift Card to help you spoil your furry or feathery companion.

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