Funeral Service Options
Family and friends getting together to honor a loved one’s life is one of the most important steps in the grieving and healing process. You may opt to have a traditional service, or as more and more people are doing, you can choose to have a non-traditional ‘life celebration’.
Decisions need to be made about the location of the funeral, the choice of casket or urn and who the pallbearers should be. Another decision to make is who will be officiating the service. You can choose to have a minister (or other religious leader) a celebrant or an emcee officiate the service. The difference between a minister and a celebrant is a celebrant is non-denominational.
No matter if a death is sudden, or if it something that was a long time coming, the loss of a loved one makes us feel emotional and overwhelmed. No amount of preparation can fully prepare you for the loss of a loved one. When you are in a heightened emotional state, even the most basic decisions can seem staggering. See More
Traditionally, a burial service involves a visitation, followed by a funeral service in a funeral home, church, or other place of worship. The casket is typically present at both these events, and it is your decision on whether to have the casket open or not. You have the option of having the remains interred (earth burial), or it may be entombed in a crypt inside a mausoleum (above ground burial). See More
Cremation is an alternative to the burial process and it is chosen by many people because of cost, religious beliefs, or it was requested by the person who died. The remains are placed in a container that is combustible and placed in a special furnace called a cremation chamber, crematory or a cremation retort where through intense heat is reduced to bone fragments that are then pulverized to resemble course sand. See More