Funeral and Memorial Services
All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, believing that it is simpler and less painful to eliminate any type of service. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process. If the service, however simple or elaborate, truly celebrates and accurately reflects life and relationships...it is source of healing, comfort and oddly, JOY.
Create Healing Experiences
In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process. A creative, appropriate and well planned service or memorial event is uplifting and healing.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service or event, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a uniquely meaningful ceremony to express the individuality of your loved one.
We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.
If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or our chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.
Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral, memorial service or event, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and fondly remember how you chose to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved.
A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
The ceremony does not have to be anchored in traditions of the past.
It should be a creative, appropriate, affordable way to truly honor a life.
We can help.
Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.