Type of Celebration
Selecting the Type of Funeral or Life Celebration
A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a funeral service or life celebration to honour your loved one. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special funeral traditions and we will do whatever we can to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family come together in hope and healing, and we are honoured to help you in any way that we can.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after your loved one's death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories, and pay their respects. The memorial service can be held at our funeral home, at your home, or another location that you might choose.
Including visitation hours prior to the funeral can be just as important for those who are grieving to meet and console each other in a more informal setting than at the funeral. Visitation can be held immediately before the service, or up to one or two days before the day of the service. Visitation hours can be limited to close friends and family, open to the public, or a combination of private and public hours.
As part of the visitation, we can arrange a formal or informal ceremony based on your religious affiliation or specific traditions, or none at all. It's totally up to you. Our goal is to honour your loved one and helping friends and family beyond their grief into acceptance and healing.
After the funeral service in a church, chapel, or other location, we can also arrange a short graveside service where the casket or urn can be interred in one of our local cemeteries. This service can be customized to your particular needs, and can include just family or it can be open to anyone who wants to say one last goodbye at the cemetery.