Celebrate a Life Well Lived
From virtually the beginning of civilization, people have held funeral services. Gathering for our final farewells, we reflect on a life story, and celebrate an individual’s personality and accomplishments. A funeral service is also the first step in the healing process after a loved one dies. Immediate family and close friends can comfort each other as they gather to remember and reflect. Whether burial or cremation is chosen, a funeral service is an integral part of final arrangements.
Say More Than Just Goodbye
We invite you to plan a service that’s as traditional or contemporary as you want. We welcome unique requests to honour the memory of your loved one and our planning specialists will work creatively to ensure your memorial is a one-of-a-kind tribute.
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.
We feature an exquisitely decorated chapel that can seat 200 people. But you are not limited to classic, clergy-led services. We can help you plan a memorial that reflects an individual’s talents and interests, from cooking to painting, motorcycles to movies. The choices are endless.
Here are some things to think about which will help tailor the funeral to the person being celebrated:
- Specific interests or qualities about the deceased that you feel are important to remember
- Anecdotes and stories
- People you want to be sure to include
- Clergy or appropriate speaker to lead the service
- People who may also want to speak at the service
- Songs and music to be played at the service and other events (visitation, reception)
- Poems, passages and other readings for the service
After the service, it can be comforting to host a reception where family and friends join together over a meal. We offer reception rooms and ample parking for your guests.
Sharing Memories is our excusive online memorial site, provided free of charge. This online memorial provides a place for family and friend to get information on the arrangements, post their condolences, share photos and videos, and much more. It is always available to those near and far.
Helping You Cope with Grief
Once the service is over, the real healing begins. We are here to help you, with free AfterCare services, whether it’s a referral to a support group, or just a friendly voice at the end of the phone. We also offer practical advice, including helping with your duties if you have been named the executor of the estate.
It can be stressful – and expensive – for your loved ones to make cemetery and funeral arrangements during a time of grief. Pre-planning allows you to present your own story your way, while easing the burden on your family.
You also receive exclusive benefits when planning ahead, including funeral coverage for children and grandchildren under the age of 19, and the ability to transfer your service to any of our locations across Canada. Find out more about pre-planning 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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