A Time to Remember
There’s a new way to celebrate a life
Your loved one was unique. How you choose to celebrate that special life must be equally unique. We understand. After all, the traditional funeral is not for everyone. You may be looking for a unique send off.
That’s why Arbor Memorial has developed “Time to Remember”. This exclusive new resource will help you create a personal send off to honour your loved one while comforting family and friends in a meaningful way.
With this option, you can:
- Choose a convenient package system that celebrates specific interests
- Compose your event by the elements that celebrate a personality
- Discover new possibilities through your own creativity
- Work within a budget that’s comfortable for you
Personalized Packages and Signature Sentiments
Hobbies and interests are symbolic of individuality. If your loved one followed a specific interest that fulfilled them and made them feel happy, celebrate their passion with your final tribute. Here are a few ideas to spark your creativity.
Traveller - For the lover of adventure
Celebrate your love one’s curiosity about the world and their devotion to discovery with a special tribute to their road well travelled.
Send Off - Create the perfect atmosphere with displays of globes, maps, travel posters, vacation photos or videos. Complete the scene with authentic music from favourite destinations.
Cuisine - Choose an exotic theme that celebrates your loved one’s favourite ethnic cuisine.
Memento - Personalized luggage tags or small photo album with a travel pic inside are perfect as a special keepsake for guests.
Baker & Chef - For the lover of food
When your loved one’s great joy was to prepare, share and indulge in the culinary arts, invite your family and guests to enjoy the warmth of this special kind of comfort food.
Send Off - Guests will arrive to the warm aromas of tasty home cooking.
Cuisine - What was your loved one’s absolute favourite? Celebrate the memories with food, feasting and fellowship, just like old times.
Memento - Take home a personalized keepsake, a copy of your loved one’s favourite recipe coupled with a spoon, oven mitt or apron.
Music Lover - For the one who kept the beat
For your loved one, music meant everything. Celebrate their musical heart with a special tribute to their favourites.
Send Off - Fill the room with a joyful sound. Your loved one’s playlist is featured while DVDs run videos. For an extra special touch, choose a live performance.
Cuisine - Enjoy a delicious assortment of hot or cold appetizers and sweet treats.
Memento - Take home a CD or USB drive, personalized with your loved one’s favourite playlist or personal performances.
Sports Fan - For those who love the game
Whether your loved one was a player or a spectator, commemorate their joyous passion for sports with a rousing and vital celebration of life.
Send Off - ‘Tail-gate’ style party held at the funeral home, complete with attendees in team colours, hats and jerseys.
Cuisine - Cheesy nachos, pizza, party platters, chicken wings, popcorn and of course - beer!
Memento - Take home a sports-inspired keepsake, such as a team pennant, or a personalized hockey puck.
A Time to Remember: Custom
Many families even find a greater sense of connection and comfort through the very act of designing a customized ceremony to honour their loved one. Take a look at the infographic below for an overview of how A Time to Remember works to inspire ideas, with Signature Sentiments or Personalized Packages that will make your event as unique as the individual.