It's important to not underestimate the significance of a funeral or memorial service after the death of a loved one. A ceremony offers an opportunity to celebrate the life lived, reconnect with remaining family and friends, and is an important first step in healing.
Create Healing Experiences
In time of early grieving, it might seem easiest to just take care of things as simply and as quickly as possible. But easier (especially in this circumstance) isn’t better. It's important to set the stage for the future by giving your loved ones and yourself the opportunity to start the healing process. Neglecting this stage can prolong and complicate the process of dealing with an already difficult loss.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. A service can be as traditional or unique, formal or relaxed. In any case, the important thing is to acknowledge the loss with those closest to you. Allow us to help you create a meaningful ceremony to uniquely express the special individuality of your loved one.
If burial is selected, you may choose to have a traditional visitation, followed by a funeral service in a formal space such as a church or our beautiful chapel. Or you may wish to explore additional options such as a graveside service.
While services often follow a traditional order of events, there's no official, mandatory procedure. We’re here to listen to you, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to commemorate the life of your loved one.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. Choosing cremation doesn’t limit the ways that you can honor your loved one's life. We often recommend having a funeral or memorial service to provide a formal opportunity to grieve with loved ones and begin the healing process. Contact us to learn more about the options available to you.
You Can Never Go Back and Do It Over
It may sound harsh when phrased so directly, but it's important to remember that funeral ceremonies are permanent choices. A service is a decisive opportunity for the grieving process. For the memory of the life being celebrated and the adjustment of family and friends, it's important to take advantage of this opportunity.
We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back years from now and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together hearts and minds is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
If you have questions or would like to sit down and talk with one of our licensed staff members, please contact us today.