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
Today, a funeral service can be as informal and celebratory as you want. Our experienced professionals can help you plan a traditional service or a thoroughly contemporary send off.
A visitation often precedes the service. Our quiet visitation rooms allow family and friends to pay their final respects in peaceful and serene surroundings.
Planning a Service and Reception
The stunning chapel at Mountain View Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home seats 500 family members and friends. 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 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 a large reception room with full kitchen and patio, 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
Mountain View Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is happy to offer free AfterCare. This important service helps you once the arrangements are over, with guidance and support whenever you need it. And, if you have been named as executor, our AfterCare specialists can help you with these often complex tasks.
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.
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.
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.