We’ve been working hard on the latest update of our memorial community. After the last update we received some input from users. Thank you so much for that. We have also analyzed what our current users do and don’t use a lot. One of your comments, was that it felt too much ahead of what… Continue reading Respectance – new and simple
As of May 2015 we welcome Respectance as a full-fledged project within IIZT Amsterdam. After turbulent times, Respectance has grown from a start-up to a full grown project with great potential. With www.respectance.com we (re)built the world’s best memorial website. It’s a story of repositioning and sharpening a project that was far ahead of its… Continue reading The restart of Respectance.com
This November coverphoto contains the following people who are dearly missed. Share your memories on their tributes. Joe Frazier 11/7 visit his tribute: http://bit.ly/16zublX Stieg Larsson 11/9 visit his tribute: http://bit.ly/184lLjR Wilma Rudolph 11/12 visit her tribute:http://bit.ly/1a2voCx James Coburn 11/18 visit his tribute:http://bit.ly/172jLO8 Robert Altman 11/20 visit his tribute:http://bit.ly/Hqpy43 John F. Kennedy 11/22 visit his tribute:http://bit.ly/184oOZ2 Larry… Continue reading Dearly missed in November
On Saturday August 31, a twenty year old Dutch girl called Lisa, went to a party and took a fingertip of MDMA. This led to water intoxication and eventually led to her death. Her life ended at Wednesday September 4th after a cardiac arrest. More than eighty percent of the Dutch people use drugs at… Continue reading Drugs aren’t innocent!
Caitlin Doughty, a Los Angeles mortician, is a true champion of the alternative death industry. Today, Northern California is at the heart of the “alternative death industry”, which advocates eco-friendly, coffin-free home burials. In 2011 she founded the Order of the Good Death, an online collective committed to returning death to contemporary American life. Its… Continue reading A glimpse into the alternative death industry
Much as we perhaps would like to; we do simply not live forever…. Even the bodies of famous world leaders like Lenin and Mao Zedong are simply illusions, with a little help from science. Only the caretakers of Hugo Chavez’ body know what they are doing in order to preserve his body. If this were… Continue reading Preservation of Venezuelan leader’s body not easy.
Green burials have become a growing trend lately. More and more funeral homes start offering this so called eco-friendly service. A survey conducted by funeral industry publishers Kates-Boylston Publications found that 43 percent of surveyors said they would consider a green burial. Judging by the number of material used for burials per year, there is… Continue reading Green Piece – green in the ground?
A father learned that his 13-year-old son had been killed in a road accident when the boy’s public school announced it on its website. William Avery-Wright had been knocked down by a Land Rover as he crossed a main road on his way to rugby practice. He was taken to hospital after the… Continue reading What Happens When Tributes Are Made Too Soon..
You can shead tears that she is gone Or you can smile because she has lived You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her Or you can be… Continue reading She is gone
“I think I’m going to go online,” said Cheryl, logging in to Facebook from her hospital bed. She soon reconsidered, however. “I don’t know what to write: ‘Hey I almost died last night. What’s up with you guys?’” Months later, Cheryl died from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her partner Kelli Dunham still cherishes funny memories like this… Continue reading How 1 Billion People Are Coping With Death and Facebook