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January 09th 2008
Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J.I. ASTLEY ASSOCIATES, INC. MERGED OPERATIONS WITH
VICTORIAVILLE FUNERAL SUPPLIES INC.

(Pickering, Ont. January 9, 2008)- We are pleased to announce that J.I. Astley and Associates Inc., one of the leading casket distributors in Canada since 1975, has joined forces with The Victoriaville Group, the largest manufacturer of caskets in Canada.

"One of the biggest challenges that J.I. Astley Associates has faced in the past few years, has been to find a supply of quality caskets that we know we can depend on for now, and into the future. Normally a decision like this is not an easy one, however, joining with another family business that has the same commitment to quality and service as we always have had, has made the decision much simpler " said Bob Astley.

"This partnership will enable two family-owned businesses that are solely focused on funeral service and share similar values to combine their resources for the long-term benefit of the funeral homes located in Ontario" said Alain Dumont, Victoriaville Group's President.  

With the ever changing face of Funeral Service, both organizations will continue to focus on providing outstanding customer service and innovative solutions with a common objective of helping their respective customers to succeed.

"We, at J.I. Astley, are excited today for the opportunity we now have to serve our customers in the future, as my Mother, Father, and I were  in 1975 when we started this company" added Bob Astley.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Michelle Bouffard - Victoriaville Funeral Supplies Inc. Tel.: 1-819-752-3388, extension 105.

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