Celebrate a Life Well Lived
For over a millennia, funeral services have let friends and family say goodbye to a loved one. A funeral commemorates a one of a kind, irreplaceable person, and helps console those who have felt the loss most deeply. There are many options when it comes to a funeral service, and it can be part of your final arrangements whether burial or cremation is chosen.
Say More Than Just Goodbye
Choosing how to remember your loved one is a unique process, and our planning professionals can help you create a one-of-a-kind funeral service. Whether you choose a traditional style, or want to honour them in a more creative and contemporary way, we can help.
A visitation often precedes the service. Our four large visitation rooms allow family and friends to pay their final respects in peaceful and serene surroundings. We also offer unique, online visitation rooms for those unable to attend the viewing.
Planning a Service and Reception
We feature a formal chapel with enough space to seat 200 people. But you are not limited to classic, clergy-led services. We can help you plan a memorial that reflects an individual’s talents and interests, from cooking to painting, motorcycles to movies. The choices are endless.
When planning the funeral, this checklist can help you personalize the service:
- Specific pastimes and characteristics you wish to honour
- Special stories and memories to share
- Significant people to invite
- A leader for the ceremony People who may want to speak at the ceremony
- A soundtrack for the ceremony and other events, such as the reception
- Quotes or poems to read during the ceremony
As well, Atlantic-Funeral Home – Dartmouth can provide a downloadable video of the chapel service.
After the service, it can be comforting to host a reception where family and friends join together over a meal. Our one level, 17,000-square-foot funeral home offers welcoming reception rooms, a large outdoor patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Loon, and ample parking.
Thanks to the Internet, being able to honour your loved one from anywhere has become easier. Our exclusive online memorial site, Sharing Memories, is available free of charge. It’s a wonderful place to share photos, messages or videos about your loved one. The profile will always be accessible, letting friends and family visit and reminisce whenever they like.
Helping You Cope with Grief
We understand the importance of support, and offer free AfterCare service to ensure you receive guidance and emotional counselling anytime you need it. Our AfterCare professionals can also offer help with finalizing the estate.
Planning a funeral for a loved one requires you to make many decisions and choices during a time of grief. You can spare your family from the stress – and financial burden – by pre-planning your own funeral. Planning in advance lets you tell your final story in your own unique way. It feels good to know it’s all taken care of.
Planning ahead also give you access to valuable benefits, including funeral coverage for family members under 19, and being able to transfer your funeral plans to any of our locations within Canada so you never have to worry if you move or retire to a new city. Take a moment to learn more about pre-planning your funeral and cemetery arrangements.
Choosing Your Funeral Service
When you plan ahead, your funeral service can be as elaborate or as elegantly simple as you wish. You’ll want to work with a facility that can offer a wide range of options, from a traditional church ceremony to a memorial celebration. Find out more about choosing the service that’s right for you in this informative video.
Take an interactive tour of our funeral home. You’ll see our beautiful chapel, reception rooms, catering facilities and much more! Click anywhere inside the tour to get started.