World’s Largest Funeral Corporation sweeps away Baby Momentos|YourFuneralGuy

2 Jun

The World’s Largest Funeral Corporation has been caught up in a local grave scandal. This time the Company NYSE:SCI has been caught sweeping up and throwing away memorabilia, left  at baby’s grave in Vancover, Canada.

This is a classic case of not enforcing the rules for quite some time, then all of a sudden enforcing them- Momentos at dead Baby’s Graves. One would think just because dead babies are involved an exception would be in order to avoid poor publicity. NOPE not the multi million Service Corporation International Inc, SCI.

Another case of The World’s Largest Funeral Corporation, “Too Big too Care.” And Per the normal SCI and funeral scandal  News coverage  is not going beyond the local media.

Yolaine Dupont felt she found the perfect spot for her little girl, Ella, to spend eternity when she laid her to rest at Burnaby’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park last spring.

The Lullaby section, where eight-month-old Ella was buried after a heroic battle with end-stage emphysema, had soul, said Dupont. It felt peaceful and happy.

A year later, however, and Dupont said she’s considering her options following enforcement in March of Forest Lawn’s rule concerning site maintenance.

It’s a rule, Dupont said, that’s seen the gravesites in the Lullaby area stripped of mementos — such as pinwheels, figurines and stuffed animals — left there by loved ones.

“I’m incredibly distraught, to be honest,” said Dupont, a native of Quebec. “It is traumatic enough to lose a child. To have to deal with this at the same time is horrendous.”

Dupont said flowers, three miniature flags, a teddy bear and guardian-angel figurines were taken from Ella’s gravesite and thrown away by Forest Lawn’s staff during the cleanup.


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4 Responses to “World’s Largest Funeral Corporation sweeps away Baby Momentos|YourFuneralGuy”

  1. vangroovymom June 16, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    What a pleasant surprise to realize tonight you found the story about the horrible actions Forest Lawn in Burnaby, BC has taken a few months ago.

    I am still trying to have Forest Lawn management do the right thing and yet, they fail my daughter Ella, my family and hundreds and hundreds of other families – families who buried babies who never took a breath, babies who lost brave fights to life-threatening diseases, children who were swept away tragically and thousands of adults – all of whom were taken to soon in the eyes of their loved ones.

    I have not given up the fight. I owe it to Ella!
    Thank you,
    Ella’s mom

  2. yourfuneralguy June 18, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    It is very hard to get any Service Corporation International Funeral Home to do the right thing. The Corporate culture prevents it.

  3. charrie March 9, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    This is so, so ,so, sick!!! My friends son is in there and I tell you she is so devistated by forest lawn cemetary to take all her sons stuff from his grave site. Maybe these idiots need to loose a child to realize those are more than just items left at a grave they are momentos from the heart for a child gone, they mean something for a birthday,a christmas a day they lost their beautiful child. Can you imagine not being able to give your child something, well these parents have no other option then to leave something for their child other than on their grave. How friggen heartless!!!!!!!!!!!!! loosing a child stays with you for the rest of your life, you can’t give them hugs and kisses anymore, so all you have is to leave them something to comfort them at their grave. As a parent of a daughter that was murdered at the age of 16, June 2nd 2010, I chose to have her cremated so I could have her here with me and not in a graveyard because of this one reason and a few other grave robberies etc. To me this is grave robbing and it makes me so sick for the families effected in this. I hear my friends pain and I cannot imagine that feeling she is having rightnow with everything taken from her sons grave. wakeup forest lawn, this is sick and you should feel sick by what you have done to these families!!!!!

  4. Birthday Momentos June 4, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    Your blog is so nice!!

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