Bodden Funeral in the Cayman
Islands has recently hired Scott Ruby as its general manager and senior funeral
Mr. Ruby, who moved here from
Virginia, is a graduate of Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science in Decatur,
Georgia. He also completed postgraduate work in grief counselling for children
at Accord Grief Management Services. He successfully completed the National
Board Certification test and has attended the Center for Loss & Transition.
His career in the funeral business
began in the mid-1980s as a result of training for Emergency Medical Services.
The compassion and inspiration he felt when comforting people in emergency
medical situations led Mr Ruby to eventually work in a funeral home. He started
as a grave digger before moving on to learn the trade and work his way up to
become a licensed funeral director and general manager.
Ms Maxine Bodden, a director of Bodden Funeral, is
glad to welcome Mr Ruby to the team.
“We feel as if our family just got larger.
Excellent service and value will remain our top focus with an emphasis on
continuing to listen to the changing needs of the families we serve, just as
our father and founder of Bodden Funeral, Capt. Theo, would do if he were still
alive today,” said Ms Bodden.
Mr. Ruby wants to let people know
that Bodden Funeral offers families, friends and well-wishers of loved ones
top-class services at reasonable rates. He added that all are welcome and no
one will be turned away because of economic reason.
Bodden Funeral offers a wide
variety of packages, which start at $1,500 and includes a memory picture,
casket, funeral programme, video tribute featuring photos of loved ones and
music, flowers and a radio/newspaper announcement. They offer a complete
funeral service that is second to none in both professionalism and personal
“Families in grief need to know
that if they come to our funeral home they will not be refused service due to
their inability to pay,” Mr. Ruby said.
In situations of unexpected or
accidental loss, such as vehicle collisions, boating tragedies, or victims of
crime, Bodden Funeral will extend all funeral services free of charge and
casket at the wholesale charge. “Discounted pricing is our way of helping ease
the burden associated with a sudden loss,” said Mr. Ruby.
Counselling forms an integral part
of the services offered with the understanding that each individual has their
own timetable for grieving. All families are invited to come in and work as a
group together through the first stages of grief and then, as needed, later in
the days following the funeral service.
“My specialty is to be able to
offer grief counselling to the family after the service – especially to the
children. I’m available to sit down and counsel the family and make sure they
know the stages of grief they are experiencing are normal,” said Mr. Ruby.
“In Cayman, people take the time to
really celebrate the life of a lost one, so the services here are very
meaningful, heartfelt and sincere” he said.
subsidiary of Bodden Holdings Ltd., Bodden Funeral has been serving the Cayman
Islands for more than 50 years from its headquarters on 117 Walkers Road in