Planning a funeral
After a loved one's passing, the family is often left in unfamiliar territory. Planning a funeral or a celebration of life for a loved one is often times a new experience for families and they find themselves with many questions and in a place of many unknowns. Our caring staff is equipped to help your family through this process and guide you through every step. We understand this process can be overwhelming and we will do all that we can to make it as easy as possible on your family. This section contains useful information about funeral options, what to do when death occurs, information on writing an obituary and useful information after a funeral .
Whether a death is sudden or expected, the loss of a loved one is indescribable. When you are in a heightened emotional state, even the most basic decisions can seem staggering. This section seeks to guide you through the immediate hours following a passing.
It's important to take the time to acknowledge the uniqueness of the deceased: the individuality of their personality, and the uniqueness of their life's path. Not just for them, but for you; it affirms the relationship, and leads to healing after loss.
All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.
An obituary is used to tell the life story of your loved one. Some families are comfortable with writing their own obituary in order to make it more personable and others choose to provide our staff with the information needed to compose the obituary. Completed obituaries can be placed in newspapers and on our funeral home website in order to share with family and friends.
Like everything in society, funeral etiquette has evolved over time. While common sense is your best guide, here are a few dos and don'ts of funeral etiquette.