Celebrate a Life Well Lived
A funeral is a timeless tradition that has given families a chance to say goodbye for thousands of years. It is a place where a special life can be honoured, their values and accomplishments can be celebrated, and a place where family can begin to heal. There is so much more a funeral provides than simply a eulogy and biblical quotes; it is a way to commemorate a life and all those it touched.
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.
We offer serene visitation rooms where you can receive friends and family in a soothing environment. Traditionally this is done before the funeral service, giving others a chance to offer one-on-one condolences, love and support.
Planning a Service and Reception
If you want a clergy-led service, O’Neill Funeral Home & Cemetery offers a beautiful chapel that can seat 100 friends and family. 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.
When planning the funeral, this checklist can help you personalize the service:
- Specific pastimes and characteristics you wish to honour
- Special stories and memories to share
- Significant people to invite
- A leader for the ceremony
- People who may want to speak at the ceremony
- A soundtrack for the ceremony and other events, such as the reception
- Quotes or poems to read during the ceremony
After the funeral, you may want to host a reception for family and friends to gather for a meal or refreshments. Our large reception room, with catering services, provides a welcoming place to reminisce, share tears and even a few laughs.
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
O’Neil Funeral Home & Cemetery 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.
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.
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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