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.
Before the service, you may want to hold a visitation, to receive guests in an intimate setting that allows for quiet condolences. Our warm and private visitation rooms offer the perfect setting.
Planning a Service and Reception
Glendale Funeral Home & Cemetery boasts a modern and spacious chapel. But don’t feel you are required to have a traditional, clergy-led function. There are endless ways to pay homage to your loved one in a style that reflects their passions. We can offer services that cater to the traveller, the reader, the sports fan, the crafter, the volunteer, and so many more. Send guests home with mementos that remind them of their loved one, or serve a personalized menu of favourite recipes and foods.
Here are some things to consider when planning a service:
- The personality traits, accomplishments and life events you wish to honour
- Favourite stories to share
- Family and friends who will want to attend
- A leader for the ceremony
- Those who may want to share stories and memories
- Music that can be played at the visitation and service
- Excerpts from a favourite author
After the funeral, you may want to host a reception for family and friends to gather for a meal or refreshments. Our large reception rooms, with full kitchen facilities, provide a welcoming place to reminisce, share tears and even a few laughs.
Sharing Memories is our exclusive memorial site, available free of charge. It offers friends and family from around the world the chance to honour their loved one with photos, messages, quotes, and more. Your loved one’s profile will be accessible always, meaning you can visit and reminisce anytime and anywhere.
Helping You Cope with Grief
Glendale Funeral Home & Cemetery 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.
It can be difficult for those you leave behind to plan your funeral, with many choices to be made and expenses that can add up. Why not make it easy for them by pre-planning your own arrangements. Not only will you be able to design the service that you want, you will save money by paying in today’s dollars, while easing the strain on your family at a time of grief.
When you plan ahead, you also receive valuable benefits, including the ability to transfer your plan to any of our locations within Canada. Learn more about pre-planning your final 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.
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