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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Cremationist lost job for collecting casket lids

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A gusty day in Regina led to the downfall of a cremation technician and aspiring funeral director after a number of casket lids he removed and hid in his backyard were blown into an adjacent public park.
The lids contained name tags identifying the person to whom the container belonged.
Russell Surkan was fired from his job at the crematorium in April 2004, but it wasn't until recently that official disciplinary measures were handed down by the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan (FCSCS), an independent provincial body