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
Facebook and YouTube!

Friend Anderson McQueen
on Facebook

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on Facebook

See Anderson McQueen
videos on YouTube

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.

Carole McleodGood Mourning with Carole McLeod


Coping with the Holidays

Dealing with the stress and anxiety of the holidays can be difficult enough. Dealing with holiday stress can certainly be compounded when experiencing your first holiday without your loved one.

Holidays are about being together with the important people in your life including your spouse, children, family and friends gathering together to make more memories and creating new traditions. But what is actually happening is a renewed sense of personal grief. When a loved one is very ill or has died, even the memories of holidays past can be too painful to think about, let alone beginning new ones without that person. We strongly encourage you to attend our special holiday seminar. You'll learn some helpful tips to get you through the holidays and beyond. As always, all of our seminars are complimentary.

Special Holiday Seminar

The Joy & Sadness of the Holiday Season seminar will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2011 at our Tyrone Center, 7820-38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710. We will be offering two sessions -1:30PM and 7:00PM. There is no cost to attend. However, seating is limited so please call 727-347-6636 or register by email at

Tree of Memories

December 4, 2011 12 Noon - 4PM
Anderson-McQueen Tyrone Chapel

angelEvery year we host a special ceremony honoring all those families who have lost a loved one since our last holiday season. However, all families are welcome to attend the event regardless of when the death occurred. During this special ceremony, each family member will receive a complimentary paper angel to decorate and hang on one of our trees throughout the holiday season. In addition, you may also order a special commemorative glass angel for yourself or all your family members for placement on your tree for years to come. Each angel is personalized with your loved ones name and dates. Angels cost only $29.95 (Save $5 if ordered before Nov. 1st) each and all net proceeds will benefit Casey's Cookies. Complimentary refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

Order now to ensure delivery by December 4, 2011. You can order online at