Funeral Home in Ottawa
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. 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
If you want a clergy-led service, Kelly Funeral Home – Somerset Chapel offers a beautiful chapel for your service. Don’t feel confined to the traditional service, as there are nearly endless opportunities to honour your loved one in a unique way. For example, someone who spent a lifetime baking delicious treats can be remembered with a taste of his famous brownies, or for the avid reader, friends and family can take home a copy of her favourite book. The possibilities are endless, and we are here to discuss your ideas.
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.
Live Streams and Online Tributes
If family members or friends are unable to attend a ceremony in person, we can connect them via live stream. Our personalized broadcast experiences enable online guests to be a part of those important moments. You'll also see who attended online and get immediate access to the recording for viewing and download. We also offer our exclusive Sharing Memories memorial sites free of charge, giving family and friends a place to remember, sign the guestbook, upload photos and videos, and pay tribute, no matter where they live.
Helping You Cope with Grief
Kelly Funeral Home – Somerset Chapel provides free AfterCare service to help support you through your grief. Our AfterCare experts can also help when dealing with important – and sometimes confusing – matters after the funeral, such as finalizing the estate.
Taking the time to plan ahead gives you the opportunity to tell your story in a way that suits you, and allows you to feel good about not leaving an emotional or financial burden for your family during a time of mourning.
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.
The Benefits of Planning Ahead
- Savings: Planning early offers cost savings of up to thousands of dollars.
- Reduce the burden on your family: Planning your final arrangements ahead of time reduces the responsibilities on your family at their time of distress.
- Peace of mind: Gain comfort in knowing your plans are ready.
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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