Legacy.Com Emerging as WorldWide Memorial Monopoly-YourFuneralGuy

14 Sep

If you place an obituary in the English Speaking World odds are it will end up at Legacy.com, a place  on the web that  stores obituaries for Newspapers, and sets up memorial sites and guest books.

Now the history of corporations, controlling areas of death care and the Funeral Industry is historically  is not all that good. One has to look no further than the antics of Service Corporation International, NYSE: SCI in the United States.

And so it goes Legacy.com has some stake in most Newspaper Obituaries. It appears that this is growing in Countries outside the USA.

Snippet:

Legacy.com, the world’s most timely and comprehensive resource for online obituaries and the undisputed leader in Web-based memorialization, has joined forces with the largest daily newspapers in Australia and Canada and some of the largest papers in Ireland to allow more international readers to build feature-rich Legacy.com Memorial Websites and Guest Books for deceased loved ones. Coming on the heels of new partnerships with 95 U.K. newspapers, including the Times of London, the new partnerships broaden Legacy.com’s international reach beyond the more than 700 newspaper affiliations it maintains across North America and in Europe.

via healthstip.com

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3 Responses to “Legacy.Com Emerging as WorldWide Memorial Monopoly-YourFuneralGuy”

  1. robert8331 September 14, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    Sure now that SCI has destroyed Funeral Service in the USA, they have an insatiable appetite to go destroy other countries. Good Luck to Funeral Service in Australia and Ireland, they will need it. I will keep all of our brothers and sisters in my prayers.

  2. yourfuneralguy September 15, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Although SCI has gone along way to give the Funeral industry a bad name in America, some of us are simply taking the industry back

  3. Aftercare Program Professional February 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Many funeral homes purchased by SCI have had to cut services such as aftercare and memorial programs because the “corporate” mentality was to cut expenses only instead of provide a great service to famiilies. That seems to have recently reversed for some funeral homes owned by SCI, but time will tell in the next year. Hopefully the “investors” who run SCI will understand that service and aftercare are just as important as profits in the business.

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