Employees of Straffie’s Funeral Home handed dismissal letters, escorted off premises

Some 20 employees of Straffie’s Funeral Home were terminated on Thursday. According to the workers, they were handed dismissal letters by a lawyer just after 3 p.m. and escorted from the premises by two police officers.

Elizabeth Saunders, the Managing Director of Straffie’s Funeral Home, died in June. Saunders passed away at Mount St John Medical Centre after a brief period of illness.

The letter to the dismissed workers said since the owner of the business has died, they are no longer employed at the funeral home.

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