Issue 19 • Fall 2011


Issue 19: Fall 2011

Dear Neighbor

Good Mourning with Carole McLeod: Coping with the Holidays and Holiday Events

Casey's Cookies: Learn about our recipient of this year's Ornament sales

Bio-Cremation: Flameless Cremation is now a reality

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Preplanning: The Queen Hates Bickering

Staff Spotlight

Comfort Circle

Ice Cream Social

Summer Photo Contest Winners

Crossing Archives

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

7820 38th Avenue North

Cremation Tribute Center
7820 38th Avenue North

Sunnyside Cemetery
5300 19th Street North

Anderson McQueen and
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.

Welcome to Our Fall 2011 Issue

Dear Neighbor:

Welcome to our fall issue which we've filled with a variety of interesting articles we hope you'll find helpful. It's hard to believe that school is in full swing and the holidays are just around the corner.

Speaking of the holidays, whether this is your first holiday season without a loved one or your twenty-first season, it is natural to experience feelings of sadness or nostalgia. To help you remember that special person this year, we hope you will attend our Tree of Memories event on December 4th, 2011. For complete information, please refer to page 2 of this newsletter.

We want to congratulate CASEY'S COOKIES for being the "People's Choice" as the charity to receive the net proceeds from our commemorative holiday ornament sales in 2011. Net Proceeds from each ornament sold, whether for a pet or a person, will benefit Casey's Cookies. Anderson-McQueen will also donate $250 to Ready for Life and Center for Women's Ministry for their active participation in this year's event. We also want to thank all of you for the various charities you submitted for this year's contest. Each of these charities do tremendous work within our community and we thank you for all you do and encourage you to enter again next year. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in our community.

Our newest addition, the Bio-Cremation facility, began operation in September. The public response to this new flameless cremation process has been overwhelmingly positive. We are hosting free, no obligation seminars at our Cremation Tribute Center to educate our community on both traditional cremation as well as our new earth-friendly alternative, Bio Cremation. We hope you'll come take a tour and learn about this fascinating new option for those considering cremation.

We wish you and your family the very best for the remainder of 2011 and beyond.

Warmest Regards, John McQueen