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
If you favour a contemporary or traditional funeral, or maybe something in between, our experienced professionals can help you plan the perfect service. Whatever your request – no matter how unconventional – we can incorporate it to provide for a service tailored to your loved one.
We offer serene visitation rooms where you can receive friends and family in a soothing environment. Traditionally this is done before the funeral service, giving others a chance to offer one-on-one condolences, love and support.
Planning a Service and Reception
Dodswoth & Brown Funeral Home – Ancaster Chapel features a beautifully appointed that seats 150. But you don’t have to plan a conventional, clergy-led service. Today, the opportunity to honour your loved one reaches far beyond the classic readings and a eulogy. Whether it’s showcasing dad’s prized motorcycle collection or serving cookies baked from grandmother’s famous recipe, discuss your ideas with us. The possibilities are endless.
Here are some things that can help make sure the service is personalized:
- Special interests, hobbies and characteristics you want to honour
- Reminiscences to share
- Close friends and relatives to invite
- A spiritual leader to conduct the service
- Those who may want to share a memory at the service
- Favourite music to play at the ceremony and/or visitation
- Favourite authors to read at the ceremony
After the funeral, a reception is a time for family and friends to reflect, laugh, and cry together over refreshments or a meal. We offer a large reception room equipped with full kitchen facilities.
We’re pleased to offer Sharing Memories, a state-of-the-art online memorial site. Free of charge and customizable down to the colours and background images, it is a place to let guests know about the time and place of the service and other events, and allow them to express their condolences and upload favourite photos and videos. It is always available to you, and can be updated at any time.
Helping You Cope with Grief
Dodswoth & Brown Funeral Home – Ancaster Chapel is pleased to offer free AfterCare support services. We are available to help you cope with your grief, offer guidance and advice, and assist you with complicated matters after the funeral, such as finalizing the estate.
Take the time today to begin pre-planning and save your family the stress, as well as the financial burden, of making decisions about a funeral or memorial during a time of grief. Pre-planning allows you to ensure your values and life are honoured as you see fit. You can relax knowing your family won’t be left struggling.
Plus, when you plan ahead you will receive many benefits, from the ability to transfer your arrangements to any Arbor Memorial location in Canada, to free funeral services for children and grandchildren under 19. Learn more about the benefits of pre-planning with Dodswoth & Brown Funeral Home – Ancaster Chapel.
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.
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