In generalterms, a funeral is a gathering of family and friends after the death of aloved one that allows them the opportunity to mourn, support each other and paytribute to the life of the deceased. For thousands of years, funerals have allowed survivors to express theirfeelings about the death of someone they love. The rituals providecomfort when things seem chaotic and out of control.
For many, a visitation followed by afuneral or memorial service is the first step in the grieving process. It is atime when friends, family and other guests can come together to grieve openlyand to support one another in a community environment. It is also a time to saygood-bye. Viewing the deceased can bring a sense of closure to the bereaved whomay be in shock and denial.
It is possible to have a full funeralservice even for those choosing cremation. The importance of the ritual is inproviding a social gathering to help the bereaved begin the healing process.
Over the years, we’ve learned somethingvery valuable, yet often unrecognized by many: a funeral, memorial service, orcelebration of life offers family and friends the opportunity to say goodbye toa loved one and sets the stage for the healing process which follows. Itdoesn’t have to be an elaborate event. The most important part is in the“coming together” with others to share memories and receive comfort from oneanother. It can be a very simple ceremony or one where the personality andlifetime achievements of your loved one are showcased.
As a full-service mortuary, we offermany options for both burial and cremation. The choices you make allowyou to personalize the celebration of life for your loved one to meet the needsand wishes of your individual family. It will be our honor to handle thedetails for your choices to help make your tribute a memorable one.