Celebrate a Life Well Lived
For generations, a funeral has been a way for family and friends to gather and celebrate the life of a loved one, to honour their accomplishments, and to start the journey towards healing. A funeral is a fundamental 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.
Often, a visitation period proceeds the service. Receiving family and friends through a visitation provides support, and allows others to express their love and concern for you. Our quiet visitation rooms provide a soothing atmosphere for attendees.
Planning a Service and Reception
At Dodswoth & Brown Funeral Home – Ancaster Chapel, we have a beautiful chapel to host your funeral service that accommodates 150. Don’t feel obliged to have a traditional clergy-led service; there are a variety of ways to honour your loved one and the exceptional life they lived. Bring their unique passions to the forefront – from talented artist to tireless world traveller, we can offer services to pay homage to their life.
As you personalize the funeral, some things to consider include:
- Attributes or passions of the person who died that you want to be sure to honour
- Memories to share
- Important people to include
- Person to lead the ceremony
- Others who might want to speak or share memories
- Music ideas for the visitation and ceremony
- Readings for the ceremony
After the service, it can be comforting to host a reception where family and friends join together over a meal. We offer reception room with catering services as a private place to gather and remember.
We proudly offer, free of charge, our exclusive memorial site Sharing Memories. This is a unique and long lasting way to pay tribute to your loved one with videos, pictures, quotes and more. These online profiles stay current, and are easily accessible to those who may not be able to attend the service, or who want to take a moment to reminisce after the fact.
Helping You Cope with Grief
AfterCare is an important free service offered by Dodswoth & Brown Funeral Home – Ancaster Chapel, to assist you with practical guidance, literature and emotional support anytime it’s needed. If you are responsible for finalizing the estate, you may be surprised by the number of details requiring your attention. Our AfterCare professionals can help you in your duties.
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.
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.