The ceremony can be held in our comfortable up-to-date facility with the availability of our fully catered reception room. The burial or cremation has taken place at a separate time. A viewing or visitation can take place if desired before the cremation or burial. The ceremony can be held in your church or other location such as a community centre. The location can be up to the family, keeping in mind the number of people expected to attend. This ceremony can conclude with a burial of the urn.
The body would not be at the ceremony; however the urn could be present. We encourage a photo or collage of photos to be set up at the ceremony. This is also an opportunity to have a video tribute, which we produce and display on our built in audio / video projection system. This can be a lasting memory to all who attend and a DVD is presented to the family as a keepsake. (Click here to view video sample)
Each ceremony can display the hobbies and interests of the deceased with such items as handiwork, art, a rocking chair, and even their favorite motorcycle. (Click here to view an example of personalization)
Personalization is very important and has been proven to be effective in the grieving process. Families are encouraged to personalize in a way that would reflect their loved one’s life and joyous memories. These celebrations can be held for anyone, no matter what the person’s beliefs or ideas may be. The deceased did not have to have been attending a church to have a memorial service or celebration of life.
The ceremony can be conducted by a minister or pastor as selected by the family or recommended by the funeral director. In many cases the ceremony can be conducted by a family friend or a neutral master of ceremonies with family and friends assisting with such tasks as a eulogy, reading of a scripture verse, a poem, or the singing of a song. Churches and the funeral home can also provide musicians if desired. The family is also encouraged to select some favorite pieces of music to be played before, during and after the ceremony. Our funeral home also has a large supply of recorded music.