What’s the point of having a funeral ceremony? As difficult as it can be to discuss death and dying, it is ultimately more challenging to avoid the topic. Whether you choose simple cremation or green burial, the purpose of a memorial service is to recognize a “life lived”. It’s also important to understand that funerals are not for the dead but, for the living… for those who suffer the trauma of losing a loved one. Funeral services are for family and friends to gather together, to support one another, and say goodbye.
Ceremonies that closely reflect a person’s life are those that prove to be the most meaningful for family and friends. That’s why we work with you to create a memorial experience that reflects your loved ones unique personality. Whether you share memories and stories, display photos, hobbies or crafts, we help you plan a gathering beautiful to you, your family and friends.
Family and friends of the deceased gather at the cemetery, mausoleum or columbarium for a ceremony with either a casket or an urn. Sometimes the ceremony is combined with a Traditional Funeral. The service can be private or public and may include a celebrant or religious representative. After leaving the cemetery family and friends may gather for a reception to share stories about the deceased.