Funeral services are an essential part of initiating the healing process. Regardless of your budget or whether you choose to have a public service or a more intimate family gathering, it is vital that you include some form of ceremony. Often times when people are in the initial stages of grief they feel it would be easier to not have a service. Sometimes people say, "It is not what he or she would have wanted." It is important to remember that a funeral ceremony is for the living. Let us assure you that we are here to help you make an informed decision regarding the right service for you and your family.
Whether gathering for a formal funeral service or a more casual memorial celebration, it is important to allow family and friends the opportunity to offer and receive emotional support and to share memories of their loved one.
We offer a warm and comfortable place to come together to celebrate a life well lived. By taking advantage of our audiovisual equipment, graphic design services, reception facilities and catering services, you can create an event that will be remembered for many years to come.
- A burial service or committal service is typically held in a cemetery following a traditional funeral service. On occasion, burial will take place before a public memorial service is held. People may choose to have a graveside service, where no prior services are held at the funeral home or church.
- Burial services are often public events, but can also be a time for family to gather privately after a public service is concluded.
- In addition to arranging a burial service we can also assist in making arrangements for military honors, a dove release or a bagpiper.
When choosing cremation, there are many options available in regards to services. Some families choose to have a traditional visitation and funeral service, followed by cremation; while others may have a memorial service before or after the cremation has been completed. Yet, others may opt to have a graveside inurnment held in a cemetery.
We encourage families to gather and have some type of ceremony. Sometimes people think when they choose cremation that a ceremony is not a part of that decision. The opposite is true. It provides an opportunity to create a unique and meaningful ceremony that will be remembered for years to come.