Park Lawn Withdraws Offer to Purchase Carriage Services

In a news release notable for its brevity and message, Park Lawn Corp. announced on Oct. 2 that it "has declined to participate further in Carriage Services, Inc.’s previously announced strategic review process and that it has withdrawn its all cash proposal to purchase the outstanding stock of Carriage." The…

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Park Lawn Completes Acquisition of Ward Funeral Home Limited

Park Lawn Corp. announced in a July 17 news release that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Ward Funeral Home Limited. The Ward acquisition expands Park Lawn’s footprint in the Greater Toronto Area through the addition of three  stand-alone funeral homes located…

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Park Lawn Deepens its Presence in the Greater Toronto Area

Park Lawn Corp. recently announced that it has agreed to buy substantially all of the assets of Ward Funeral Home Limited, a business consisting of three stand-alone funeral homes located in Brampton, Woodbridge and Toronto, Ontario. The Ward acquisition further expands Park Lawn’s geographic presence in the Greater Toronto Area…

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Laughing at Death: Joseph Thomas Finds Where He Belongs

By Thomas A. Parmalee You might think a fifth-generation funeral director like Joseph Thomas, the general manager of advance planning at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Tennessee, would have grown up knowing he’d always enter funeral service. But you’d be wrong. In fact, as an adolescent, Thomas knew that was exactly…

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