Memorial Service | Celebration of Life

A memorial service can be very similar to a traditional service, with the distinction that no casket is present.
A celebration of life can be as unique as the life lived. Generally cremation takes place prior to the celebration of life.

Memorial services

A Memorial Service can be very similar to traditional funeral services, with the distinction that no casket is present. Sometimes the cremated remains are present at the memorial service, and sometimes the deceased is commemorated with photos and keepsakes. Just as with a traditional funeral, memorial services can include a Visitation, a Committal and/or a Reception. A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death. A memorial service can be held in a religious institution, the funeral home, a community hall, or anywhere that the family chooses. Again, music, eulogies, poems and passages can be included in the service.

Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life can be as unique as the life lived. Generally, cremation takes place prior to the celebration and the event can be held in any timeframe the family prefers. A celebration of life can be held at the funeral home or alternate location. Often celebrations of life do not include a formal service component, but rather an informal gathering where friends and loved ones can share stories. Sometimes a celebration of life will also include refreshments, sometimes a time for public remarks – there is no one way to celebrate a life, so let your memories of your loved one be your guide.

Regardless of the type of service chosen, some ways of personalizing the event could include:

End-of-life commemorative services create an atmosphere of friendship and openness which encourages people to talk, laugh, cry, and share – assisting those left behind in their journey of grief and healing.

Prearrangement Wishes

It is never too early to let your wishes be known. Begin your prearrangement with us by calling our office or completing our online information form. No payment is required.

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