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Reserve Your Spot for Great Food and Insight into Pre-Planning

The Horan & McConaty Staff is speaking and answering questions about the important topic of advance funeral and/or cremation pre-planning.

Pizza, salad, beverages and dessert will be served.

Join us for lunch or dinner at either of the two below locations. Come for the food and stay for Horan & McCoanty’s presentation on what you can do in advance!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – RSVP’s appreciated to Janice (303) 280-4688
Thornton Maps/Directions
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p. m.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – RSVP’s appreciated to Lisa (303) 327-7220
Arvada Maps/Directions
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p. m.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.



Meet Our Compassionate Professionals

We thought it would be fun to share with you a few tidbits about the compassionate professionals we’re proud to have on staff at Horan & McConaty.  Here’s an inside glimpse on what “Living Well” means in their lives and what makes them such
compassionate professionals.

John Horan, President
& CEO of Horan & McConaty

  • Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), Certified Mortuary Science Practitioner (CMSP)
  • Graduate of The University of Colorado and The San Francisco College of Mortuary Science
  • Over 40 years in the funeral service profession

What does “Live Well” mean to you?

“Live Well” for me represents time with my family, traveling, scuba diving, cycling along Cherry Creek or the Platte River, great music, enjoying time with my wife Andrea, our children and friends.

What is the most important thing families should know about you?

I try to be a good listener and seek to understand the needs of others.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty?

We are characterized by warm, kind, smart and humane people who derive satisfaction from the sense we have made important differences in people’s lives.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty?

It matters to do this well, and we do.


If I had 30 seconds to live, what would I tell my children are the most important things I learned about how to live a happy life?

I am reading a book given to me by my friend Chris Jacob (Krause Funeral Homes,
Milwaukee, WI): Secrets of the World Class – Turning Mediocrity into Greatness by Steve Siebold.

The book asks “If I had 30 seconds left to live, what would I tell my children are the three most important things I learned about how to live a happy life?”

So, I figured why wait until I have 30 seconds to live –and, for that matter, how can I be sure I will know when I get to this point?!  After I sent this to my family, I thought our blog

readers might be interested in thinking about and sharing your thoughts on this subject with the people you care about most.

Here is what I shared with my four children, Katie, Laura, Sarah John Luke, my son in law, Luke, and my wife, Andrea:

4 things I have learned about living a happy life (sorry, I couldn’t come up with just 3):

1.    Kindness. Seek opportunities to be kind to all.  There is much joy in being kind.

2.    Passion.  High intensity of output, commitment, attitude.  Passion puts an exclamation  point on life.

3.    Seek to understand.  Assume the other’s intentions are good.  Forgive and move on.  If someone is genuinely toxic, smile and stay away.  Imagine going through life with open posture and an attitude that says “Help me understand; please tell me more.”

4.    To love and be loved.  This is an extension of passion, but deserves to be called but because having the right people in your life who you love and who love you makes all the difference.

There you are.  If I die today, you will know.  But, if I die in a year, will  you remember  and will it matter?  I hope so.

I love you.

John with the family, from left to right: Luke, Andrea, Laura, Sarah, Katie, John Horan and John Luke

July Caregiver Award Winner

Tamesha Prout, CNA at Suncrest Hospice is the winner of the Hospice Caregiver Award, presented by Horan & McConaty.

Chelsey McCrory, a coworker at Suncrest Hospice, submitted the following letter explaining why she nominated Tamesha.

” I am nominating Tamesha Prout because she has outstanding levels of caring and compassion for both her patients and her fellow CNAs. When I started working for Suncrest, she took me under her wing for 2 of my 3 days of shadowing and made me feel very confident and comfortable doing hospice care. She is the most caring and compassionate when attending to her patients’ needs and does everything she can to make sure they are the most comfortable and taken care of. Watching her with patients is a very rewarding experience, and I always strive to deliver the same amount of compassion that Tamesha possesses in doing this very difficult job. And she’s always there to help co-workers in any way she possibly can. She’s an outstanding caregiver and human being, and this is why I am nominating miss Tamesha. “

Thank you Tamesha for your commitment to those you serve.

Each winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at a banquet honoring the twelve finalists. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!


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