August 9: A Day in the Life of the Business of Death

Jul 21, 2020 | 0 comments

What do funeral directors, cemeterians and celebrants do during the course of a day? Here’s a hint: no day is the same!

On August 9, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 1:00 p.m. CDT/ 12:00 p.m. MDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT, join in a fascinating online conversation, “A Day in the Life of the Business of Death.” This free event is part of the groundbreaking virtual death discussion festival Reimagine: Life, Loss & Love. The festival has been extended to September 1, 2020. 

A Good Goodbye is collaborating with event hosts around the world to co-create this much-needed exploration of death-related topics. Events focus on embracing life, facing death, and loving fully, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heather Leigh
Heather Leigh, General Manager of Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, and Funeral Celebrant.

Heather Leigh, General Manager of Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Elgin, SC, is also a Certified Funeral Celebrant and Grief Recovery Specialist. She walks with families through the death of a loved one and creates unique, personalized memorial services.

Join in this conversation with Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and pioneering death educator, as she and Heather discuss topics such as:

  • Body disposition choices: more than burial and cremation – what options are available where.
  • What do you do with men who say, “Just throw me in a ditch, I’ll be dead.”?
  • Common questions that people ask about funerals, cremation, and working with the dead.
  • What’s a Certified Funeral Celebrant and how do they work with families?
  • Funerals, memorial services, celebrations of life – what’s the point?
  • How to have “the conversation” with your family and why it’s important.


Gail Rubin and Heather Leigh will also hold a virtual conversation as part of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival in October/November, 2020. Learn more about the festival here.

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