Brian E. Wood Funeral Home statement regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear friends,
Our top priority is providing the families we serve with a safe environment to honour and remember a loved one.  The onset of coronavirus is rapidly changing the world as we know it.  As a result of these unprecedented circumstances we would like to inform you of the measures we have implemented to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of our valued staff.
We will continue to monitor and operate under the directives of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, as well as the recommendations of the Provincial and Federal health authorities.  Therefore, for now, we are no longer hosting or organizing any public gatherings.  We will only host or organize a private gathering of 10 people or less.   The cleaning protocols in our working environment have been enhanced, and with more attention being given to the high traffic areas we are working diligently to keep our facility as clean as possible.  We request that guests who are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 to refrain from visiting our funeral home.  If you traveled in the past 14 days, also please refrain from visiting our funeral home.  Arranging conferences and the completion of necessary documentation can be taken care of electronically and over the phone.  For in-person conferences we require you to keep the attendees to a minimum and practice social distancing while here.  During gatherings in our funeral home, we ask that you share condolences and provide support but limit your physical contact with the family and practice social distancing.  No handshakes and no hugs.  Ceremonies can be recorded and uploaded to a private Youtube channel for your family and friends.   
We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates.  Please use trusted and respected sources to keep yourself informed and follow the rules and recommendations of the authorities.
Sincerely, 
John and Sandy McGlynn, Owner/Operators

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Welcome to the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home Ltd.

When somebody close to us passes, there follows a time of great sadness, with many preparations needing to be made for the organizing of a funeral. Our funeral home is here to help you with the arranging and planning.

Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about pre-planning a funeral and grief support, as well as the traditional funeral and cremation services that we have to offer.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are available by phone or e-mail, or drop by the office in person.  We are always here to help.

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